The Federal Way City Council resumes face-to-face meetings on July 20


Federal Way City Hall will reopen to the public later this month, and city council meetings will resume face-to-face meetings in mid-July.

City workers will also return to their personal work schedules by June 30, the city said on June 15, when Governor Jay Inslee also envisaged a full reopening of Washington state.

In May, Inslee announced that Washington State would reopen fully on June 30, or sooner if Washington hits its target of 70% vaccination rates for people aged 16 and older.

As of June 22nd, the Washington State Department of Health Reports The state is roughly 68% vaccinated for people 16 years and older, while the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Washington finds a vaccination rate of 72.8% for people 18 years and older.

The June 30 reopening will lift the physical distancing and capacity restrictions for most venues and businesses, with the exception of large indoor events with more than 10,000 attendees. according to the state’s Roadmap to Recovery.

At Federal Way City Hall, temperature controls upon entering the building are voluntary for visitors and mandatory for all city officials. At temperatures above 100.4 degrees, employees are asked to contact their supervisor and leave the facility.

Face masks are optional for vaccinated employees and visitors when visiting the town hall.

Unvaccinated staff and visitors must continue to wear face covers in the town hall If a vaccinated person is more comfortable wearing their mask, they will be encouraged to do so, city officials said.

The city will resume public sessions of the Federal Council on Tuesday, July 20, on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

The city council chambers will offer socially distant seats. Participation in virtual meetings and participation in public comments are still available.

Committee meetings resume face-to-face meetings at the same time as council meetings, while city committee meetings continue to meet virtually.


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