By Office of the Governor | Press Release

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a one-week extension of the “Stay Safe–Stay Healthy” proclamation, along with the statewide restrictions imposed. The extension of the statewide restrictions will now expire on January 11, 2021. No changes were made in the proclamation aside from the expiration date.

“Our consistent mission has been keeping Washingtonians safe and ensuring health care system and hospital capacity,” Inslee said. “We understand the profound impact COVID is having on our healthcare system, families, and businesses, but I am heartened by the number of Washingtonians who continue to do the right thing. If we continue distancing from others, wearing facial coverings and avoiding social gatherings, we will make it to the other side of this pandemic together.”

An updated reopening plan is currently being developed to provide a pathway for businesses and workers impacted by this order to reopen safely. The updated plan will be released next week. 

Read the full proclamation here

Read Safe Start Washington Phased Reopening County-by-County Plan found here.


Editor’s Note

On December 8, 2020, Governor Inslee announced a three-week extension of the state’s current restrictions until January 4, 2021. This is second extension in less than one month.

According to the proclamation, “Violators of this order may be subject to criminal penalties pursuant to RCW 43.06.220(5). Further, if people fail to comply with the required social distancing and other protective measures while 6 engaging in this phased reopening, I may be forced to reinstate the prohibitions established in earlier proclamations.”

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