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By Roger Harnack
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State will be tracing infected residents' movements, personal interactions

Infected and their families should prepare to be quarantined at home 14 days

 


OLYMPIA — If you test positive for conoravirus, be prepared to be quarantined at home.

That’s the message Gov. Jay Inslee shared during a Tuesday afternoon press conference on his plan for “contact tracing” of the virus.

Under his plan, anyone who tests positive will be quarantined at home. Moreover, anyone in their immediate family and anyone with whom they’ve had contact, will also be quarantined in their homes.

While the governor called the plan “voluntary,” he also acknowledged that the state will be keeping tabs on you.

Inslee said his coronavirus “army” will be reach...



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