Governor Expands Shutdowns — Now Includes Gyms and Beauty Salons
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has announced a slew of new shutdowns of more businesses.
The governor is expanding the previous listings of shutdowns, which included restaurants and bars.
Closures now will include youth sports, nail and beauty salons, ice cream businesses, bowling alleys and gyms in hopes of stopping the spread of COVID-19.
The shutdowns will take effect for the next two weeks and may be extended longer as needed.
The governor is also asking those over 70 to stay home as much as possible.
Here are more details on the new closures:
Additionally, all gatherings over 50 people will be prohibited, while gatherings under 50 people will need to meet strict criteria for hygiene and social distancing.
These closures also apply to coffee shops, doughnut shops, salons, barbers, tattoo parlors, movie theaters, performance theaters, bowling alleys, gyms, museums, art galleries, and youth sports among other activities.
These new rules will not apply to grocery stores or pharmacies. Essential retail outlets like hardware stores, convenience stores, gas stations, banks, and shopping centers can also remain open, provided they enforce reduced occupancy.
Retail locations that remain open must also designate a social distancing officer among employees to ensure guidelines are being met.
You can read more details on all of the closures and rules here.