Cover Your Face if You’re Going to The Fair This Year
If you plan on attending this year’s Central Washington State Fair September 24 through October 3 at Yakima’s State Fair Park don’t forget your mask. That’s because the governor has announced that starting Monday masks will be required at all outdoor events with 500 or more people in attendance which will include the Central Washington State Fair.
YOU'LL NEED A MASK INDOORS AND OUTDOORS AT THE FAIR
Masks will now be required during your entire visit to the fair both indoors and outdoors regardless of your vaccination status. Will the new mandate impact attendance at this year’s fair? Only time will tell but fair officials are still hoping for large crowds.
Kathy Kramer, President, and CEO of Central Washington Fair Association says while everyone will be required to wear a mask you can obviously take the mask off to eat or drink.
EXTRA PRECAUTIONS WILL BE TAKEN THROUGHOUT THE FAIRGROUNDS
The new outdoor mask mandate in the state comes after two of the largest counties in the state, King and Pierce moved to masking outdoors earlier last week.
Extra precautions will be taken at the Central Washington State Fair says Kramer.
Kramer says all food vendors and those working in the carnival areas will also require masks. She also says they’ll be implementing extra cleaning protocols for the rides to keep people safe. They’ll be cleaning seats and handlebars to make sure COVID-19 isnt’ spread. Handwashing stations and hand sanitizers will be available throughout the fairgrounds.
THE PRESIDENT IS CONFIDENT YOU'LL BE SAFE IF YOU ATTEND
Kramer says she’s confident with the safety rules in place that people will have a great time while staying COVID free at the fair this year.
While the new outdoor mask mandate starts on Monday the indoor mask mandate has been in place in Washington since August 23.