Gov. Jay Inslee announced guidance today for state and local enforcement of his recent “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. The state has created a one-stop online form for reporting businesses potentially violating orders and is providing guidance to local law enforcement on enforcing bans on gatherings of individuals.
Inslee was joined at the announcement by Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste, who helped develop the enforcement guidance along with other organizations representing local prosecutors and law enforcement. Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett and Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl joined the announcement remotely.
“Since I announced the ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order for our state, we have seen social distancing and other compliance from businesses and residents across Washington for the good of the public health,” Inslee said. “But thousands of calls are also pouring in to state and local agencies from concerned residents, with reports that some individuals and businesses are not in compliance.
“These people are concerned about their health, the health of others, and how the actions of those who willfully violate this order may ultimately drag out the COVID-19 crisis even longer.”
Read the full story on the governor's Medium page.