On March 23, Gov. Jay Inslee ordered Washington state residents to stay home to combat the spread of the coronavirus. His directive added to previous orders to close schools, as well as restaurants and social gatherings. Here’s a look at what is and isn’t allowed under the new “Stay home, stay healthy” mandate.



(But remember to keep at least <— 6 feet —> between yourself and other people, and wear a mask when you leave home.)

Grocery shopping


Ordering takeout from restaurants


Attending medical appointments and going to pharmacies


Taking a walk, running, biking and gardening


Going to gas stations, food banks, banks and laundromats


Going to work if your job is part of an essential business



Going to weddings or funerals or religious services


Attending or playing in sports games and practices


Participating in any in-person leisure, hobby or social clubs


Going to concerts, festivals, parades, theaters, museums, art galleries or fundraisers


Working out at a gym or fitness center


Going to barbers, nail salons or tattoo parlors


Illustrations by Gabriel Campanario, Seattle Times news artist

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