Governor Jay Inslee of Washington state has just taken some serious measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Washington has been one of the states that’s been hit the hardest by the outbreak, and in response, the Governor has enacted a ban of all events and gatherings over 250 people. Currently, the ban is just for the remainder of March, but Gov. Inslee has said that it is “very likely” that it could extend longer and be expanded in the days to come. So far the ban is in affect in the following counties: King, Snohomish and Pierce. This of course includes the city of Seattle.
The ban reportedly covers a variety of gatherings, including sporting events and concerts.
“This is an unprecedented public health situation and we can’t wait until we’re in the middle of it to slow it down,” Inslee said. “We’ve got to get ahead of the curve. One main defense is to reduce the interaction of people in our lives.”
In addition to this ban, the state is encouraging people to keep their distance from people, staying at least six feet away.
This is a developing story and will be updated as we receive more information.