COVID-19 Updates on the Olympic Peninsula | Official Site

COVID-19 Updates

Your resource for the latest COVID-19 updates on the Olympic Peninsula. Read below for information on planning a trip to our region, how to recreate responsibly, and restaurant, event, transportation and outdoor recreation statuses.

Last updated May 2, 2022

State and Local Mandates

3:11:22: The statewide masking mandate, Proclamation 20-25, has been rescinded by Gov. Inslee as of March 11, 2022. Masking indoors is no longer required except healthcare settings, long-term care facilities, and correctional facilities and jails. In addition, Proclamation 20-25 is also updated to protect the right of all persons to continue wearing a face covering in any setting they wish to. Note that individual businesses still maintain the right to ask patrons to mask while inside or on their property. LEARN MORE

2.25.22: The CDC does not require wearing of masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs. LEARN MORE

Please continue to be patient, flexible and kind, especially if asked to mask up, or confirm vaccination status. These measures are in place to keep everyone safe and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

US-Canada Cross-Border Travel

See our 2-Nation Vacation webpage for up-to-date information on US-Canada border travel.

Olympic Peninsula Trip-Planning Guidelines

During this global pandemic, the health and safety of both our residents and our visitors are our highest priority. We ask you to do your part to help our local businesses continue to stay open and operate safely for all. Planning ahead really helps. Please see our Guidelines for Visiting the Olympic Peninsula pdf. Another helpful tool is our Open & Closure Status of Recreational Lands blog, so you can know in advance what’s opened, closed or limited in access.

Restaurants / Bars / Entertainment Venues

8.6.21: While eating and drinking establishments have reopened to full capacity in most cases, many are still operating with some limitations. Staffing and supply shortages have caused some to reduce their days or hours of operation, or to continue operating on a take-out only basis. Please check before you go, make reservations where possible, and above all please be patient with the staff that are working.

Events

Local festivals and events are in various stages of reopening. Please check our events calendar regularly for updates. We encourage you to check the websites of any specific events or festivals you wish to attend for the most up-to-date status.

Transportation Services

Black Ball Ferry Line: Daily sailings between Port Angeles, WA and Victoria, B.C., Canada have resumed. COVID19 travel protocols remain in effect. CLICK HERE for schedules and travel requirements.

Washington State Ferries: Travelers should consider signing up with WSF for their latest updates directly to your phone or email. Sign up for ferry alerts HERE

Clallam Transit, including Strait Shot service

Jefferson Transit, including Kingston Express service

Mason Transit Authority

Visitor Centers

Most of the area visitor centers are now open, with some modifications. A full list, with contact information, may be found HERE. For travel planning assistance, we encourage visitors to use our Contact Us form.

Olympic National Park

See Olympic National Park’s Alerts & Conditions Page for updates on closures and travel advisories.

Olympic National Forest

See the National Forest’s Alerts & Notices Page for updates.

Washington State Parks & DNR

See Washington State Park’s Park Status Page for updates.

County Parks

See our Open & Closure Status of Recreational Lands blog for more info. Our county park openings and facilities will vary by county, and you are always encouraged to know before you go. Follow these links for updates for Clallam, Jefferson, Mason and Grays Harbor county parks.

Tribal Lands

3.15.22 All tribal lands except the Quinault Indian Nation are open to visitors. The Makah lands at Neah Bay are open and proof of vaccination is required before entering.

Recreate Responsibly

Help us keep everyone – and our environment – safe and healthy. Before you head outdoors, please review the 7 steps to Recreate Responsibly.

Casinos

4.15.21: Please review all prerequisites before visiting a casino as many will have modified policies such as face-mask requirements and reduced capacity. Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, Little Creek Casino Resort, 7 Cedars Casino, Elwha River Casino, and Lucky Dog Casino are now open to the public.

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Further updates may be found at the following resources. Also, information for our travel industry partners is available here.

County Resources

Clallam County: http://www.clallam.net/coronavirus/index.html

Jefferson County: https://www.jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/1429/COVID-19

Mason County: https://www.co.mason.wa.us/COVID-19/index.php

Grays Harbor County: http://www.healthygh.org/covid19

Washington State Resources

Updated information from the Governor’s office available here.

Updated information from The State of Washington Tourism / StateofWATourism.com is available here.

Updated information from Visit Seattle is available here.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Seattle Cruise Information: Traveler updates are available on the Port of Seattle’s website

Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to answer questions from the public. Call 1-800-525-0127 and press #. For additional information see the Washington State Department of Health website.

United States Resources

The U.S. Department of State maintains a list of Level 4 Travel Advisories to several countries.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a Warning Level 3: The CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel.

We wish everyone safe and healthy travels to our area.

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