Updated 3/19 - 10:00 PM
Here's an update on what's happening!
Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered Washingtonians to stay at home unless they are doing something necessary, like buying groceries, going to the doctor or working at an essential business, such as the power company. All gatherings of people for social, spiritual and recreation activities will be banned. This applies to public and private gatherings — everything from weddings to funerals.
You can still go to the grocery store and take a walk in your neighborhood. What else do you want to know?
What will remain open?
Grocery stores, banks, gas stations, pharmacies, takeout restaurants and food banks are likely to remain open. When the governor ordered bars and restaurants to close on March 16, but allowed takeout from the restaurants, some decided to close altogether. For now, restaurants will still be able to sell to-go orders.
CenterPoint is still taking all the previously applied sanitation precautions (such as wiping down all flat surfaces, chair backs, doorknobs, handrails, etc...).
If you are in a high risk category, please use good judgement and stay safe. If you or your children have the sniffles and do not feel well, stay home, rest up and get well. And as always, wash your hands with soap and water often, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and get fresh air. If you are struggling with your health, we would love to know so that we can be in prayer for you; please email your prayer request to email@example.com.
Lastly, we want to keep everyone in prayer who has been affected by the virus and the caregivers who are working tirelessly to minimize the impact.
The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington state, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are available on the Department of Health and Public Health of Tacoma & Pierce County websites at www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus and www.https://www.tpchd.org/healthy-people/human-coronavirus