Inslee announced, as many expected, a rollback extension beyond the original December 14 deadline. Restrictions will now extend through at least Monday, January 4.
The governor’s website now states:
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.
We recognize this will cause financial hardship for many businesses and the governor and staff are exploring ways to mitigate the impacts.
With this extension, the governor released another $50 million dollars for Working Washington business grants. This brings the total amount for this 3rd round up to $100 million.
The priority deadline remains the same and is fast approaching. Priority will be given to applications received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11. We encourage businesses to start their application as soon as possible.