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Stay Home, Stay Healthy

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Stay home to protect your family and the community. 

COVID-19 is widespread and classified as a global pandemic. We need to work together to decrease the spread.

Gov. Inslee issued a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order for Washington on March 23. 

You must stay home unless you need necessary supplies like:

  • Food.
  • Medicine.
  • Medical care.

People who provide essential services are exempt:

  • First responders.
  • Healthcare workers.
  • Childcare centers.
  • Law enforcement.
  • Public works.
  • Garbage pickup.

Most businesses must close. Essential services can stay open, including:

  • Grocery stores.
  • Pharmacies.
  • Gas stations.
  • Restaurants—takeout and delivery only.

This doesn’t mean you should stay home all day, every day. It’s still OK to go for a walk or a run, and you should get outside regularly for your health. When you do, make sure to stay at least 6 feet away from people who don’t live with you.

If you need non-urgent medical care, it’s best to use virtual care if you can. MultiCare Health System and CHI Franciscan Health System are offering free virtual visits to anyone with COVID-19 symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath.

Stay Home, Stay Healthy is a necessary step to slow the spread of COVID-19. It will ensure people stay put and protect the critical infrastructure we depend on. Staying home is the best thing you can do to protect yourself, others and those who are most vulnerable.

For more information visit or read the state's list of what's open and closed. If you believe a business is violating the order you can report your concern here.

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  • How long do we have to follow the stay home, stay healthy order?
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  • What does the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order mean?
  • What if a business doesn’t comply with the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order?
  • Who does this order apply to?
  • Why is this order in effect?