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What’s Your Why for Staying Home?

What’s Your Why for Staying Home?

May 06, 2020

On May 1, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee extended Washington’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order through the end of May to minimize the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). He also shared his Safe Start Washington plan to safely resume recreational, social and business activities in phases. Each phase will last a minimum of three weeks and movement to the next phase will depend on different data sources to assess the impact of the disease in communities.

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Fight to End Hunger During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fight to End Hunger During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 22, 2020

Maintaining a stable food supply is a critical public health issue in the battle against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Around the state, food banks are reporting an increased demand for food due to record-breaking unemployment and lack of financial resources. To compound the problem, donations to food banks are down 70 percent, and food bank volunteers, who tend to be older adults, are not able to help process donations. The good news is, there are people who have stepped up to help, and you can too!

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Supporting Older Adults to Stay Home and Stay Healthy

Supporting Older Adults to Stay Home and Stay Healthy

April 15, 2020

Senior centers and fitness classes are closed to ensure participants, staff, and program leaders stay home and stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although physical distancing is important, it is also important to help people maintain social connections. This is especially true for older adults who are particularly vulnerable to social isolation and complications from the virus.

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What Does the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order Mean for Businesses and Individuals?

What Does the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order Mean for Businesses and Individuals?

March 25, 2020

On March 23, Governor Inslee issued a Stay Home, Stay Healthy order that will last for a minimum of two weeks. The order requires everyone in Washington state to stay at home, except while performing the following activities:

  • Doing an essential activity such as shopping for groceries or going to a medical appointment.
  • Getting takeout food (including food deliveries).
  • Going to work at an essential business.
  • Going outside for walks and exercise, as long as social distancing of 6 feet is maintained.
  • Understanding what it means to “stay at home.”

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