COVID-19 Update: Stay at Home order extended to May 31

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Dear Friends and Neighbors:

Today Governor Inslee announced that he is extending the Stay at Home order through May 31st. Inslee cautioned that some restrictions may be continued for longer, but also said that certain businesses may be allowed to re-open sooner than the 31st.

The total re-opening of Washington businesses will come in four phases as transmissions decrease, testing capacity grows and contact tracing capability comes online. Each phase will last at least three weeks in order to let officials study whether the measures are working. For more information, see The Seattle Times’ coverage of Inslee’s announcement.

I know that we are all eager to resume our normal lives, but public health officials remain concerned that if we re-open Washington State too early, there could be a resurgence of COVID-19 cases without adequate testing to help us contain an outbreak.

I encourage everyone to stay the course, care for your loved ones and community, and get outside to fish, hunt, boat, or hike in a state park while maintaining a six foot distance from others.

Stay healthy,

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Reagan Dunn
Vice Chair
Metropolitan King County Council