“Inslee statement on statewide shutdown of restaurants, bars and limits on size of gatherings expanded”
- From the Office of the Governor:
“Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement tonight that further expands protections against COVID-19.
“‘Given the explosion of COVID-19 in our state and globally, I will sign a statewide emergency proclamation tomorrow to temporarily shut down restaurants, bars and entertainment and recreational facilities.
“‘Restaurants will be allowed to provide take-out and delivery services but no in-person dining will be permitted.
“‘The ban will not apply to grocery stores and pharmacies. Other retail outlets will have reduced occupancy.
“‘Additionally, all gatherings with over 50 participants are prohibited and all gatherings under 50 participants are prohibited unless previously announced criteria for public health and social distancing are met.”