Watch: Gov. Inslee announces partial reopening of outdoor recreation in Washington State as of May 5

For technical reasons, we were not able to embed the video on our website, but here is a LINK to TVW’s recording.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee held a press conference Monday, April 27 and announced he was relaxing rules on certain outdoor activities:

• Day use of Washington State Parks

• Day use of state lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources

• Day use of state fish and wildlife areas

• Fishing

• Hunting

• Golf

His nearly hour-long conference included a number of warnings. He said the decision was data-driven and warned if the virus spikes than some of the new freedoms would have to be rolled back. And he emphasized that this was not a return to wide-open freedom. Large gatherings were still not permitted, people using parks would be limited to bringing only to those who live in the same household, hikers would have to step off a trail to stay at least six feet away from her hikers, and golf would be limited to playing in pairs, not threesomes or foursomes — unless all four are from the same household. Use the link above to watch the whole press conference.