Gov. Inslee to announce new restrictions to slow COVID-19 cases at 11:00am news conference
- Olympia, WA
Gov. Jay Inslee will hold a news conference Sunday at 11 a.m. to announce new restrictions for Washington state to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, according to the governor's office.
MLWA 7 News will air the conference on our website: click here to watch.
For the second day in a row Saturday, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) reported a record number of daily cases, with 2,233 new cases in a trend officials describe as alarming.It's believed the announcement will include restrictions on indoor dining, businesses and gatherings.
The latest update brings the state’s totals to 127,731 cases and 2,519 deaths, according to the DOH. Officials also reported that 9,281 people have been hospitalized in the state because of the virus.
On Friday, Inslee joined California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the virus.
In addition to urging individuals arriving from other states or countries to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival, the states’ travel advisories recommend individuals limit their interactions to their immediate household. The advisories define essential travel as travel for work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care and safety and security.