GOVERNMENT UPDATES

With the rapid spread of COVID-19, both state and federal governments have issued rules and regulations. Below you can find regulations at the local, state (Washington State) and federal level. 

FEDERAL regulations

Travel within the United States is much different than it was before. 

If you decide to travel please remember to: 

  • Wash your hands

  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes, or mouth 

  • Remain 6 feet away from others 

  • Wear a protective cloth over your face 


If you do decide to travel, please follow local and state safety guidelines. For guidance, check the state or local health department where you are, along your route, and at your planned destination.

The federal government, under the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), has released the Guidelines to Opening America, its own phased approach for individuals and business. Though these guidelines largely defer to state and local governments, a general outline is still provided. Phase 1 is for states and regions that have satisfied “gating criteria”, meaning that hospitals and clinics have been approved with possessing the appropriate amount of resources to treat the virus. Phases 2 and 3 are for states and regions that have satisfied gating criteria and also have been with no evidence for a rebound. More details regarding these phases for individuals and employers can be found at here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/

Washington state regulations

To know what is open and what is closed, visit this following link: WA - Safe Start

Washington State’s Governor Jay Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order requires residents to stay home unless they need to attend an essential activity. 

 

Essential activities include: 

  • Going to work at an essential business

  • Attending a medical appointment 

  • Grocery shopping 

  • Picking up takeout food from a restaurant 

  • Going outside for walks and exercise

LOcal regulations

The two sites below contain data tables for cases specific to Washington state and a number to text to receive updates.

Washington State DOH - COVID-19 Current Status Data Dashboard

Washington State DOH - Novel Coronavirus Outbreak 

As of June 26th, Governor Inslee issued a face mask order. Face coverings are required in all public indoor spaces, and outdoors when you cannot remain 6 feet apart. Face masks are essential in keeping the community safe and mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

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