Inslee extends restrictions until January 11

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Governor Jay Inslee extended statewide restrictions that were set to expire Monday, January 4, for another week. No changes were made to his “Stay Safe, Stay Healthy” proclamation aside from the expiration date now set for Monday, January 11.

"Our consistent mission has been keeping Washingtonians safe and ensuring health care system and hospital capacity," Inslee said in a December 30 news release. "If we continue distancing from others, wearing facial coverings and avoiding social gatherings, we will make it to the other side of this pandemic together.”

An updated reopening plan for businesses and workers impacted by the order is being developed, the release says. It will be released next week.

The current Covid-19 restrictions, announced in mid-November and extended for three weeks December 8, have closed indoor dining at bars and restaurants, limited occupancy at retail stores and closed gyms.

Indoor social gatherings with people outside one’s household are prohibited under the extended restrictions. Outdoor gatherings should include five or fewer people from outside the household.

People can gather inside if they quarantine for 14 days before; or quarantine for seven days if they receive a negative Covid-19 test result no more than two days before they gather.

For more information on the restrictions, visit the governor’s “Stay Safe, Stay Healthy” proclamation here bit.ly/2JuDrEm.

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