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Gov. Inslee COVID-19 Update


March 19, 2020

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee today chastised Washingtonians for not doing enough to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, but stopped short of ordering residents to stay in their homes.

“I won’t be issuing any legally binding orders today,” he said during his 4:30 p.m. press conference. “That does not mean we won’t be back here soon.”

While Western Washington drivers have slashed their time in vehicles, he said he’s concerned about residents still going to dinner parties and teenagers hanging out.

“Some in our state are not taking the measures that are absolutely ne...

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