SEATTLE — After Gov. Jay Inslee announced an order on Monday that caused the statewide closures of restaurants, bars, entertainment and recreation facilities, some people are confused about what’s open and closed.
Inslee also lowered the number of people allowed to gather from 250 to less than 50. This has caused confusion about what kinds of gatherings have been banned.
To help clear up the confusion, the Washington State Department of Emergency Management tweeted a ‘social distancing summary.'
Not allowed: No on-site consumption of food or beverages at:
College/higher learning dining halls
Airport restaurants and bars
*Take out, grab and go and drive through services are allowed. Restaurants that don’t offer these services are closed.
Non-tribal card rooms
Open/allowed businesses and locations
(Note: This list includes businesses and locations that are allowed to remain open, but not all businesses of these types may be open, depending on the owner’s situation.)
Libraries (Check your location first)
RV sites/campgrounds/rental cabins/state parks
Gatherings of less than 50 people, as long as the organizer designates a person to implement social distancing and sanitation measures set by CDC or Washington State Department of Health guidelines.
Gatherings of more than 50 people
Youth sports (games and practices)
Leisure, hobby and social clubs
Weddings and funerals
Other similar civic, community, leisure or recreational activities