On March 23, Governor Jay Inslee officially introduced a shelter-in-place, “stay home, stay healthy order.”
Today, he’s extended the order to last until May 4.
The extension means that the earliest day businesses and other activities may be able to reopen will be May 5, 2020.
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The shelter-in-place order asks residents to stay home as much as possible, limiting trips outside to only ones of necessity, such as buying groceries or visiting the doctor.
The governor made it clear that the order does not mean you can’t go outside; however, all gatherings, including sleepovers, parties, basketball games, weddings, and funerals, must cease immediately.
Governor Inslee has high hopes that the virus will be defeated, and he reminds Washingtonians to stay home and refrain from panic-buying.