EXACTLY What’s ‘Banned’ During COVID Stay-At-Home?
Monday night, Gov. Jay Inslee issued his "Stay At Home" proclamation, which goes into effect Wednesday March 25th.
Even if you watched the evening press conference-address, many were left with confusion...not surprising.
Here's a list, courtesy of MyNorthwest.Com and KTTH AM 770, that concisely helps to spell out whats OK (and not OK): First, the OK-
- "Going outside for a walk or bike ride, provided you remain six feet away from others, and maintain proper social distancing.
- Going to work anywhere categorized as an “essential” business — that includes medical professions, news media, certain construction projects, restaurants, grocery or convenience store workers, pharmacists, bankers, and more.
- Leaving your home to buy groceries, or “products necessary to maintain safety, sanitation, and essential maintenance” of your residence.
- Going to an in-person medical appointment.
- Picking up a takeout order from any restaurant still open (delivery service is still available as well).
- Providing assistance, transportation, or care to a family member or friend in another residence.
- Caring for a pet in another residence.
There is also an exception for victims of domestic violence who feel their home has become an unsafe environment. According to Gov. Inslee’s proclamation, “these individuals are permitted and urged to leave their homes or residences and stay at a safe alternate location.”
NOW for the no-no's:
- "Multi-person activities for social, spiritual, and recreational purposes
- Any retail outlet that doesn’t fall under the list of essential businesses
- Sporting events
- Festivals and concerts
- Nail salons
- Tattoo parlors
- Dine-in service at restaurants or bars
Inslee has hinted (threatened) if people don't adhere to these 'standards' there may be additional 'enforcement' tools utilized to get compliance.
To see the complete list of what are considered Essential Businesses, straight from the Governor's office, click on the button below.