Letter to the Editor: Gov. Inslee: Open up the economy now!
Last updated 12/30/2020 at 2:23pm
Gov. Jay Inslee has reiterated over the past nine months: I make my COVID-19 decisions based on science and data. At this point the data DOES NOT support continued closure of the economy. Restaurants and other small businesses need to be allowed to reopen NOW. While restaurants have been forced to close inside dining the COVID infections have increased in most states where similar shutdown mandates have been imposed (California, Oregon, New York). This would suggest restaurants are not the problem.
After nine months, data indicates restaurants have contributed to less than 2% of COVID i...