Inslee announces statewide “stay-at-home” order

Non-essential outings prohibited; legal action is possible



Governor Jay Inslee announced a stay at home order for Washington citizens on March 23.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

Gov. Jay Inslee announced in a press conference Monday evening that a statewide “stay-at-home” order will be in effect for at least the next two weeks. 

All gatherings and non-essential outings are prohibited, Inslee said. Going to the grocery store, pharmacy or doctor’s office are considered essential.

Going outside for a walk or bike ride, if it is essential for physical or mental health, is permitted, he said. 

Restaurants can remain open for takeout and delivery orders, Inslee said. 

Inslee has the ability to take legal action if people violate the order, he said.