Face Coverings Required at Guemes Island Ferry

Face Coverings Required at Guemes Island Ferry

In compliance with the Governor’s order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Guemes Island Ferry requires that masks covering your nose and mouth must be worn by all customers in public spaces at the terminals and on the vessel.

Public spaces at the ferry include:

  • The public areas onboard the vessel (including the passenger cabin and outside car deck)
  • All waiting areas (indoors and outdoors)
  • The vehicle queuing lanes, terminal parking lots & walkways
  • Public restrooms

Note: when purchasing a ticket, you are in contact with our workers and face coverings are required during the transaction. The exception to this requirement is self-validating a punch card inside a vehicle with the windows rolled up.

Washington State mandates for face coverings

There are currently three face covering mandates in place for Washington State:

  • Starting June 8, 2020, employers are required to provide face coverings that must be worn by all employees who don’t work alone.
  • Starting June 26, 2020, all individuals must wear a face covering in indoor public spaces and in outdoor public settings when you can’t stay six feet apart from others.
  • Starting July 7, 2020, businesses are required to enforce the use of face coverings by all customers, clients, and visitors.

Who should wear a face covering

Everyone is required to wear face coverings in public settings unless they are in one of the following groups:

  • Children younger than five years old:
    • Children who are younger than two years old should never wear face coverings due to risk of suffocation.
    • It is strongly recommended that children who are two to four years old use face coverings in public settings with the assistance and close supervision of an adult.
  • Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering. This includes, but is not limited to, persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could obstruct breathing, who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance.

Skagit County follows COVID-19 guidance from the WA State Department of Health. Businesses, like the ferry, must require customers to wear face coverings to enter their establishments and receive service. For more information, please visit the Cloth Face Coverings and Masks FAQ website.


County Commissioners: Lisa Janicki, Ken Dahlstedt, Ron Wesen
1800 Continental Place, Suite 100
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

(360) 416-1300  |  commissioners@co.skagit.wa.us

Source: Email – Skagit County, 07.22.2020  8:52 AM