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Washington state under 'stay at home' order to stop the spread of coronavirus

The order will be for two weeks, Gov. Jay Inslee announced March 23.

Series: Coronavirus | Story 1

Last updated 3/24/2020 at 12:40pm

Washington state residents will be under a “stay at home” order immediately to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that has gripped the world, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday, March 23.

The order goes into effect immediately for individuals and in 48 hours for businesses. It will be in place for two weeks.

All gatherings are banned, and only essential businesses like grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, restaurants doing to-go orders, laundry services, convenience stores, and banks, among others. The media is also allowed to continue to operate...

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