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Sun Nov 15, 2020, 02:10 PM

Gov. Inslee orders sweeping restrictions on indoor gatherings, restaurants, bars

Source: Seattle Times

Social, economic and cultural life in Washington will grind to a halt at 11:59 p.m. Monday night, as Gov. Jay Inslee orders broad restrictions and shutdowns for restaurants, theaters, gyms and all indoor gatherings in an effort to slow the state’s burgeoning coronavirus epidemic.

Inslee, Sunday morning, ordered restaurants and bars to shutdown indoor service and to limit outdoor service to parties of five or less. Indoor gyms and fitness centers must also shutdown. Same with movie theaters, bowling alleys and museums. Indoor gatherings with people outside your household will be prohibited unless participants have quarantined and tested negative.

“Today, Sunday, November 15, 2020, is the most dangerous public health day in the last 100 years of our state’s history,” Inslee said in prepared remarks. “A pandemic is raging in our state. Left unchecked, it will assuredly result in grossly overburdened hospitals and morgues; and keep people from obtaining routine but necessary medical treatment for non-COVID conditions.”

The constraints on everyday life will be as extreme as anything the state has seen since Inslee issued an emergency stay-home order in March.




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Reply Gov. Inslee orders sweeping restrictions on indoor gatherings, restaurants, bars (Original post)
brooklynite Nov 15 OP
MurrayDelph Nov 15 #1
Ferryboat Nov 15 #2
Ferryboat Nov 15 #3
jmowreader Nov 15 #4
uppityperson Nov 15 #6
uppityperson Nov 15 #5
Mrs. Overall Nov 15 #7
Canoe52 Nov 15 #8
yaesu Nov 15 #9
Warpy Nov 15 #10
Akacia Nov 15 #11
weissmam Nov 15 #12
roamer65 Nov 15 #13
AllaN01Bear Nov 15 #14

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 02:33 PM

1. We're racing against the clock up here

My wife has a hand surgery scheduled across the river in Washington on Thursday. Having been off her NSAIDs for a week, I'm going she can get it done before they follow the least of our local hospital in Oregon and suspend elective surgeries.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 03:16 PM

2. Trumpsters at work

are throwing hissy fits. On top of the election results, this is icing on the cake that has sent them over the edge.


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 03:16 PM

3. Trumpsters at work

are throwing hissy fits. On top of the election results, this is icing on the cake that has sent them over the edge.


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 03:17 PM

4. One thing I didn't see, and hoped I did

Did he close the churches?

I know religion is extremely important to a lot of people...but "church service" and "superspreader event" are synonyms. Religion is going to have to go virtual for a few weeks while we get this damned pandemic under control.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 03:32 PM

6. Here...

Religious services will be limited to 25% indoor capacity or 200 people, whichever is less, and choirs, bands or ensembles are prohibited from performing. Wedding and funeral ceremonies can go on with limited attendance, but receptions of any size are prohibited indoors.


No congregational singing, face masks are required at all times.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 03:33 PM

7. Here is a full list of the new restrictions for WA State beginning 11/16 - 12/14

State health officials have reported a surge, with the highest ever number of single-day cases reported on Saturday.

The governor’s restrictions affect all social gatherings, bars, restaurants, retail, gyms, and religious services.

The follow restrictions go into effect on November 15 at 11:59 p.m.and will be in effect until December 14 unless otherwise noted:

Indoor social gatherings with people outside of your household are prohibited, unless everyone quarantines for two weeks and tests negative for coronavirus. Outdoor social gatherings should be limited to five people from outside your household.

Restaurants and bars are closed for indoor service. Outdoor dining is limited to 5 people per table. To-go service is still allowed. Restaurant and bar restrictions go into effect 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Fitness facilities and gyms must close for indoor operations. Outdoor classes are allowed but are limited to five people.

Bowling Centers must close for indoor service.

All business meetings are prohibited. Only professional training and testing that cannot be done remotely is allowed. Occupancy for meetings is limited to 25% or 100 people, whichever is fewer.

Movie Theaters are closed for indoor service. Drive-in movie theaters are permitted but must followed the current drive-in movie theater guidance.

Museums, zoos, and aquariums are closed for indoor service.

Real estate open houses are prohibited.

Wedding and funeral receptions are prohibited. Ceremonies are limited to no more than 30 people.

In-store retail, including grocery stores, are limited to 25% occupancy and must close all seating areas.

Religious services are limited to 25% indoor occupancy or no more than 200 people, whichever is fewer. No choir, band, or ensemble can perform during the service and facial coverings must be worn at all times.

Professional services must allow employees to work from home when possible and to close offices to the public. If offices must remain open, occupancy is restricted to 25%.

Long-term care facilities can only offer outdoor visits. There are exceptions for end-of-life care.

Youth and adult sports are limited to outdoor only. Masks are required for athletes.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 04:02 PM

8. Inslee mentioned that Spokane hospitals are full because we are taking Idaho's overflow.

Assholes in Idaho don’t believe in the COVID,

Seattle and Portland are also taking Idaho’s patients.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 04:06 PM

9. I wonder how long it will take a tRumper judge to deem that order illegal? nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 04:38 PM

10. Good luck. We're back to "shelter in place" for the next 2 weeks

in the hope that we won't completely overwhelm state medical facilities.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 04:54 PM

11. Just got an email from my work and

I will be working from home till the restrictions are lifted. I was able to go in as essential during the last shutdown but for some reason they have changed it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 05:23 PM

12. I blame all this on Trump (period)

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Response to weissmam (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 06:56 PM

13. So do I.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 08:04 PM

14. i blame this on trump as well

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