Four weeks of new statewide restrictions begin this week in response to the recent spread of COVID-19 virus in Washington.
In an address on Sunday, Governor Jay Inslee announced that the restrictions are statewide and will take effect Monday, November 16 at 11:59 PM and will remain in effect until Monday, December 14.
Modified restrictions of restaurants, however, will take effect Wednesday, November 18 at 12:01 AM.
The new restrictions come as Washington sees consistent increasing daily case counts, with over 2,000 cases a day over the weekend and average cases in the state doubling over the past two weeks.
Activities not included in the modified restrictions should follow current guidance. All K-12/higher education, child care, and courts and court-related proceedings are exempt from the new restrictions.
Employment Security Department Commissioner, Suzi LeVine, released a statement on Sunday, following Gov. Inslee’s announcement .
The full proclamation is available here.
The full guidance page is available here.
You can watch the full press conference on TVW here.