svh-202203xx-news-Masks-Ending-1.jpg

A sign informs incoming shoppers at Costco in Burlington about the state mask mandate.

With the state COVID-19 indoor mask mandate ending Saturday, Skagit County residents are ready to throw off this symbol of the pandemic.

Though masks will no longer be required in schools, grocery stores or in gatherings with friends, county Health Officer Howard Leibrand said masks should still be a tool for protection in potentially risky situations.


— Reporter Brandon Stone: bstone@skagitpublishing.com, 360-416-2112, Twitter: @Brandon_SVH

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.