Gov. Jay Inslee Issues Statewide Mandatory "Stay-at-Home" Order


Governor Jay Inslee is issuing a mandatory "stay-at-home" order for Washington state to fight the coronavirus.

Inslee says the order is enforceable by law.

The ban includes all gatherings and closures of non-essential businesses.

Effective immediately, all Washingtonians must stay home unless they are pursuing an essential activity.

Those include:

  • Grocery shopping
  • Doctor appointments
  • Essential work duty

This order doesn't prohibit anyone from going outside.

"This has been a very difficult choice. The fastest way to get back to normal is to hit this hard."

There are more than 2,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state with over 100 deaths.