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Thurston County Commissioners Declare a Local Emergency –
Gov. Inslee orders all King, Pierce, Snohomish schools to close –
Trump considers travel restrictions to Washington, California!

Thurston County Commissioners
Credit: Steve Bloom, The Olympian

“Board of County Commissioners Declare COVID-19 a Local Emergency”

“The Board of Health followed with a resolution ordering restriction of events of 250 or more” 

“Today, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution declaring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a local emergency. As of noon today, Thurston County has one confirmed case originating in the county. 

“The declaration of a local emergency allows the county, by state law, to undertake emergency purchases and activates the Thurston County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. The declaration authorizes county departments and offices to enter into contracts and incur obligations necessary to combat the emergency and protect the health and safety of persons, property, and the environment, and provide emergency assistance to the victims of the emergency. ” Read more

“Inslee announces school closures in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties”

“Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that all public and private K-12 schools in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties will close for the next six weeks. This decision impacts 43 school districts throughout the three counties. Public health officials hope the science-driven decision can help minimize COVID-19 exposure in Washington counties hit hardest by the virus.

“Schools will close from Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, April 24. The timing will coincide with spring break for most Washington school districts,” from Gov. Inslee’s Office. Read more

“Trump says travel restrictions to Washington, California possible due to coronavirus”

“President Donald Trump on Thursday said domestic travel restrictions affecting areas where the coronavirus has hit hardest could become a possibility.

According to a report in The New York Times, Trump said he could restrict domestic travel to hard-hit states such as Washington or California,” by Debbie Cockrell, The Olympian. Read more

Posted by Steve on March 12, 2020 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

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