Governor Inslee Announces Statewide Mask Mandate

June 23-Beginning June 26, every Washingtonian in an indoor public space, or in an outside public space when unable to physically distance from others, will be legally required to wear a face covering Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman today announced a statewide mandatory face covering order that will take effect Friday,Continue reading “Governor Inslee Announces Statewide Mask Mandate”

Washington’s phased approach to reopening

May 1-On May 1, 2020, Gov. Jay Inslee discussed the phased approach (pdf) he and public health officials will take for resuming recreational, social and business activities. Every phase will still require social distancing and appropriate health precautions including the use of personal protective equipment in a number of workplaces. As of May 5, fishing, hunting, playingContinue reading “Washington’s phased approach to reopening”

Governor Inslee expands eviction moratorium and adds additional protections for residential and some commercial tenants

April 16-Gov. Jay Inslee expanded protections for renters today as COVID-19 continues to impact the finances of Washingtonians statewide. “It is clear that as we deal with the challenges around COVID-19, the financial impacts on Washingtonians are significant,” Inslee said. “People have lost their livelihoods through no fault of their own and we must continueContinue reading “Governor Inslee expands eviction moratorium and adds additional protections for residential and some commercial tenants”

Inslee extends ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ through May 4

April 2-Gov. Jay Inslee announced a month-long extension of his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” emergency order Thursday evening. The order, which banned all gatherings and temporarily shuttered non-essential businesses, will continue through May 4. “Epidemiological modeling from the University of Washington predicts we will have at least 1,400 deaths this year,” Inslee said. “We are yet toContinue reading “Inslee extends ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ through May 4”

Inslee announces relief for business, workers, tenants and more in response to COVID-19 outbreak

March 18-Governor Jay Inslee today announced substantial measures for Washington state businesses and workers, as well as renters and other residents who may struggle financially to pay utility bills while dealing with loss of income during the COVID-19 outbreak. This is in addition to the state support for workers and businesses, and the state financial, export, insuranceContinue reading “Inslee announces relief for business, workers, tenants and more in response to COVID-19 outbreak”

POW/MIA FLAG DISPLAY REMINDER

When you drive by SeaTac City Hall or the Community Center or other government facilities, you may see the flags at half-staff or special flags on the flagpoles Governor Jay Inslee orders flags flown for certain occasions. Here is some background on why the flags are flying on special days. In 2017 the State LegislatureContinue reading “POW/MIA FLAG DISPLAY REMINDER”