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Stay Home order extended


Gov. Jay Inslee increased the length of his Stay Home shutdown order through May 4. The extension keeps all gatherings banned and non-essential businesses closed for the next month. The order could be lifted May 5.

"Epidemiological modeling from the University of Washington predicts we will have at least 1,400 deaths this year," Inslee said. "We are yet to see the full toll of this virus in our state and the modeling we’ve seen could be much worse if we don’t continue what we’re doing to slow the spread."

If gatherings are held in violation of the order, the state encourages individua...

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