The "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order issued by Governor Jay Inslee on March 23, was extended to May 31.
Residents across Washington state must stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity. Every Washingtonian must stay at home, unless they are:
- Pursuing an essential activity, like shopping for groceries or going to a medical appointment.
- Getting takeout food, curbside pick up and food deliveries also are allowed.
- Going to work at an essential business.
- Going outside for walks and exercise, as long as social distancing of 6 feet is maintained.
Learn more about what it means to stay home.
What’s open? Essential Businesses
All grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, food supply chains and other things necessary for continued operations will remain open. If you believe your business is essential, or if you are providing essential services or functions - you may request designation as an essential business. Businesses and entities that provide other essential services must implement rules that help facilitate social distancing of at least 6 feet.
If you think a business is operating outside of the governor’s orders, report it on the online form.
Visit the official Washington State COVID-19 website for more information.
Tips to help protect yourself, your loved ones and your community
- Remain calm and informed
- Wash your hands
- Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Practice and maintain social distancing
- Wear a cloth facecovering when you cannot maintain 6' of social distancing
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
- If at all possible, stay home if you are not feeling well
- Ask your employer about your company’s sick leave and telecommute policies.
Visit the official Washington State COVID-19 website for recommendations on what you can do to help slow the spread of disease, or call the Washington State Department of Health HOTLINE 1-800-525-0127.
More information on COVID-19
- Washington State Department of Health
- Thurston County Public Health and Social Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention