Today Governor Inslee gave more details on the new rollbacks that he suggested in yesterday’s announcement.
“In order to slow the spread of rapidly increasing COVID cases in our state and ensure that hospital and medical systems are not overwhelmed, we are taking the very difficult but necessary steps to protect public health.”
The governor acknowledged the hardship of the economic pain that these rollbacks are likely to have on businesses and has committed to $50 million in federal aid that he plans to put into grants and loans by the end of the year.
The following are among numerous rollbacks:
- Indoor Social Gatherings with people from outside your household.
- Outdoor Social Gatherings with people from outside your household.
- Restaurants and Bars closed for indoor dine-in service.
- Fitness Facilities and Gyms closed for indoor operations.
- Real Estate Open houses prohibited.
- In-Store Retail limited to 25 percent of indoor occupancy limits.
- Professional Services required to mandate employees work from home and close offices to the public if possible. Any office that remains open
must limit occupancy to 25 percent of indoor occupancy limits.
- Personal Services limited to 25 percent of indoor occupancy limits.
- Long-term Care Facilities restrictions.