March 24, 2020
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a statewide order that requires Washingtonians to stay home. The order will last for two weeks and could be extended. “The less time we spend in public, the more lives we will save,” Inslee said.
This “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order is similar to orders that other governors, in places such as California and New York, issued last week. The proclamation will:
Require every Washingtonian to stay home, unless they need to pursue an essential activity.
Ban all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes.
Close all businesses, except those that are essential.
The proclamation states it’s still safe for people to go outside, as long as they remain at least six feet from each other. Grocery stores, doctor’s offices and other essential businesses will remain open. People can still participate in activities such as bike rides, gardening, and dog walking — as long as they follow social-distancing rules.
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