COVID-19 Updates and Tips making headlines include: * Yelm businesses working to serve customers, * Coping with anxiety, isolation, and loneliness, * Where to get help for domestic violence during shutdown!
Important stories in the news:
Important stories in the news:
“The stay-at-home and business closure orders that are in effect for Washington may need to be extended, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday [March 26].
“‘The reason is we simply cannot allow this virus to be slowed, then spring back upon us. We’ve got to pound it and we’ve got to pound it until it’s done. I’m glad that Washingtonians are pitching into what is really a warfare against what is a fatal disease in our state,’ the governor said at a press conference.
“The emergency proclamation that Inslee signed on Monday bans all public and private gatherings of people until 12:01 a.m. April 7. The closure of all non-essential businesses expires at 12:01 a.m. April 9.
“If extended, Inslee did not say how long the orders would last,” by James Drew, The Olympian. Read more
“Fauci says US needs to be prepared for coronavirus to be cyclical”
“Fauci told reporters during a White House briefing that more cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus have begun to appear in the southern hemisphere, which is transitioning into colder seasons.
“If there is an outbreak in the southern hemisphere, Fauci said ‘it will be inevitable’ that the disease will make a comeback even if it is temporarily stopped.
“New studies show that warm, humid weather might slow the virus – which could mean the pandemic might ease during the coming summer months for North America and Europe.
“But Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a prominent member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, said America needs to be ready in case it comes back in the fall,” by Nathaniel Weixel, The Hill. Read more
“Twister Donuts and Shiplap Shop Coffee House Join Forces to Counter Economic Uncertainty”
“Twister Donuts, a small franchise based out of Olympia, has satellite stores in Yelm and Centralia. Brenda Campbell, owner of the Yelm and Centralia locations, is moving her Yelm store a couple blocks north on Yelm Avenue to Shiplap Shop and Coffee House to team up with its co-owner Gary Rurup.
“Before the coronavirus hit, Campbell had already outgrown her current location at 305 E. Yelm Ave. and was looking at moving to a bigger storefront in town. When Gov. Jay Inslee announced restrictions to in-house dining at restaurants, she decided to be proactive, call Shiplap Shop and Coffee House and move Twister Donuts into its store.
“Campbell expects no disruption of service during the move, as Twister Donuts will close at its usual time at 4 p.m., Monday, March 30, and reopen at the new location at its usual time at 6 a.m., Tuesday, March 31, ” by Eric Trent, The Chronicle, Centralia. Read more
Read more from of last night’s council agenda.
Editor’s note: These stories should be Mayor Foster’s guide:
Editor’s note: When Seattle sneezes, Yelm will catch a cold!
“All City facilities are closed until further notice”
“All City facilities are closed until further notice due to the coronavirus. We continue providing essential public services like police and utility services. There are a number of online services available for our residential and business customers.
“Police, fire, and emergency medical response services are available as usual. Emergency? CALL 911
For water emergencies, call 360-704-2740
For sewer emergencies, call 360-458-8411″
“No, Washington state is not going to be quarantined by the federal government. No, the National Guard is not imposing martial law.
“Those were just the latest, and some of the most outrageous false rumors, to be spreading across social media and word of mouth during this ongoing coronavirus crisis.
“False information is inciting worry, panic and leading people down paths that could, in the long run, make them ill-equipped to fight the virus.
“‘The volume of information — good and bad — is like nothing we’ve ever seen,’ said Jevin West, director of the Center for an Informed Public and an associate professor at the University of Washington’s Information School. ‘The misinformation on this topic is massive’
“Rumors thrive on uncertainty, and there’s plenty of that surrounding the coronavirus.”
When you are presented with a rumor, there are steps you can take to verify it, West said.
“Check to see if they’re saying the same things,” West said, by Craig Sailor, Tacoma News-Tribune. Read more
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“As of today [March 24, 2020], Mount Rainier National Park will close all park roads to public vehicle access including cars, buses, motorcycles and non-motorized vehicles such as bicycles from entering the park. Open to backcountry use. More https://go.usa.gov/xdhcY#Covid19#CoronaVirus -pw”
“The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Mount Rainier National Park is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels.”
Read more from the statement!