A new online form allows Seattleites to report state-ordered violations

Mar 31 2020, 1:58 pm

On March 23, Governor Jay Inslee ordered Washingtonians to stay home and stay healthy.

This order not only prohibited those in Washington State from leaving their homes (except for essential activities) but also forced the closure of non-essential businesses.

While most Seattleites around the city have been doing a great job following his orders, several businesses have been reported for not complying. Due to a surge in reports, the Washington State Coronavirus Response Team has released an online form for people to use, rather than calling 911.

The form is currently only for suspected business violations and requires five pieces of information about the business: the type of business, name of the business, address, suspected violation, and what concerns you may have.

Those issuing a report have the option to include their personal information or leave the space blank.

Residents of Seattle are reminded to not call 911 unless they are reporting an emergency or hate crime.

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