Gov. Inslee has signed a statewide proclamation for all Washingtonians to stay at home for the next two weeks. This order is similar to what we’ve seen in California.
Read: Inslee’s full list of essential critical infrastructure workers
Inslee was clear to point out that it’s not the same as a “shelter in place” order. You’re still allowed to go outside, to the grocery store, and to do other essential business.
“The less time you spend out in public, the more lives we can save,” Inslee said.
The order is effective immediately on gatherings, both public and private, social, spiritual, and recreational. Even funerals and weddings are prohibited.
“These celebrations of life, these important moments to gather with loved ones, must be postponed,” Inslee said.
Inslee said everything from basketball games in the park to sleepovers will be illegal under the new order.
“This order is enforceable by law and can be enforced,” Inslee said.
Businesses have 48 hours to close following the signing of the proclamation.
Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, health care services, child care providers, transportation, financial services, the defense industry, critical local government operations, and media are considered essential. To-go and delivery from restaurants will still be allowed. Inslee’s office provided a full list of industries that are essential, building on the federal government’s and California’s definition of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.
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