REPORT: Another governor issues ‘stay-at-home’ order, bans weddings and funerals to slow coronavirus spread [VIDEO

MARCH 24, 2020

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday ordered the state’s 7 million-plus residents to stay home, except for “essential activity,” closed all non-essential businesses, and banned weddings and funerals as the “tumultuous struggle” to slow the spread of the coronavirus escalates.

The statewide order allows residents to leave home to buy food, seek medical treatment, essential work and exercise – while maintaining “social distancing” of at least 6 feet from other people. It will stay in place for two weeks.

The article goes on to state the following:

Washington had the first reported COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. late last month. The virus has sickened at least 2,221 and killed 111 as of Tuesday.

Governor Jay Inslee tweeted Monday evening, “To protect Washingtonians from COVID-19, I am issuing a ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order. Here is what it means for you and your family.”

“Effective immediately, all Washingtonians must stay home unless they are pursuing an essential activity. Those include: Grocery shopping, doctor appointments, essential work duty.”

He added, “You can still go outside. Take a walk. Ride a bike. Garden. But you must remain six feet away from everyone at all times.”

“I make this promise to you: We will get through this. Stay home. Stay healthy. Thank you, and be well.”

Gov. Inslee warned, “This order is enforceable by law, but the legal penalties are not what should convince people to follow these orders. The real penalty may be the loss of a loved one to COVID-19. There are 110 Washington families who can tell you what the pain of that loss feels like.”

“All non-essential businesses must close within 48 hours unless all employees can work from home. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and other essential businesses will remain open. Restaurants can continue to offer take-out and delivery service,” Inslee tweeted.

“While we minimize our physical interactions, it is crucial that we maximize our emotional connections. We are in this together, Washington,” he wrote.

Warning against hoarding and overstocking on supplies, Inslee tweeted, “For the sake of our neighbors, our health workers, our seniors and others: No one should make a run on the grocery stores to overstock. If each of us maintains our normal shopping habits, we will avoid the problem of empty shelves.”

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