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Report: Inslee will announce new COVID-19 restrictions

The restrictions could limit grocery stores and retailers to 25% occupancy
Shoppers prepare for a Thanksgiving meal unlike many others. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has...
Shoppers prepare for a Thanksgiving meal unlike many others. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has scheduled a news conference for Sunday morning as COVID-19 case numbers soar throughout the Pacific Northwest where he will reportedly detail new restrictions.(wsaz)
Published: Nov. 18, 2020 at 3:02 PM MST
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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has scheduled a news conference for Sunday morning as COVID-19 case numbers soar throughout the Pacific Northwest where he will reportedly detail new restrictions.

Inslee’s office said he would discuss actions to combat the crisis but offered no details.

The Seattle Times reports that among Inslee’s announcements will be a ban on indoor service at restaurants and bars and significantly reduced capacity at grocery stores and retail shops.

The newspaper cited industry officials briefed by Inslee’s staff.

The Democratic governor will also prohibit all indoor social gatherings. And Inslee will reportedly limit grocery stores and retailers to 25% occupancy.

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