Stay Home, Stay Healthy

Overview

Gov. Inslee has issued a Stay Home, Stay Healthy order in Washington state which will be effective for a minimum of two weeks and could be extended if necessary. The order requires every Washingtonian to stay at home except for people: 

  • Pursuing an essential activity, like shopping for groceries or going to a medical appointment.
  • Getting takeout food. (Food deliveries are also permitted).
  • Going outside for walks and exercise, as long as social distancing of 6 feet is maintained.
  • What does it mean to stay home?

What’s Open

  • Grocery stores (when possible, use their curbside service instead of going in the store)
  • Pharmacies
  • Gas stations
  • Food supply chains 
  • A select few other businesses that are necessary for continued operations.

What’s Prohibited

  • All gatherings of people for social, spiritual, and recreational purposes are prohibited. This applies to both private and public gatherings which include everything from sleepovers for children to weddings and funerals. All of these types of events must be postponed for public health and safety.
  • All businesses except for essential businesses. Businesses that can operate using telework should continue to do so. For businesses where individuals cannot work from home, please see the guidance on what businesses are essential. For clarification on the essential business list, please fill out this form. Businesses and entities that provide other essential services must implement rules that help facilitate social distancing of at least 6 feet.