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Resources and information for the Yelm area, April 30th:
* Gov. Inslee to extend stay-at-home order beyond May 4,
* Costco to require customers wear a mask or face covering,
* DoD withholds virus data for military bases, i.e. JBLM!

Graphic stating "The data- protecting public health as we begin our economic recovery"
WA. COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard
Credit: Office of Gov. Jay Inslee


+ Gov. Inslee to extend coronavirus stay-at-home order, outline how Washington’s economy will reopen

+ Costco announced that effective May 4, all members and guests must wear a mask or face covering that covers the mouth and nose at all times while at Costco

+ Inslee rolls out COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard with data

+ Inslee issues guidance to clarify limits on elective surgeries

+ The Department of Defense began withholding coronavirus data for individual military installations. JBLM’s roughly 25,000 residents, with a typical workday up to 54,000 people on-base, will not be included in COVID-19 statistics for Pierce County.

+ Yelm Timberland Library is currently closed to the public until approx. June 1st, encourages patrons to checkout eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, stream videos, and more 24/7 with your valid Timberland Regional Library card & PIN.

+ Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Diana Yu’s Letter to the Community

+ Marked Decrease in Hospital Admissions During COVID Pandemic

+ Inslee issues additional guidance on construction activities


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Posted by Steve on April 30, 2020 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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