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By John McCallum
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COVID-19 holiday restrictions extended

Governor adds three more weeks to measures implemented Nov. 15, which could now expire Jan. 4


Last updated 12/9/2020 at 11:20am

OLYMPIA – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has extended restrictions imposed earlier to combat the rapidly rising number of positive cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the state due to COVID-19. The restrictions previously announced on Nov. 15 were set to expire on Dec. 14, but have been subsequently extended through the holidays to Jan. 4, 2021.

β€œWhat we do between now β€” when COVID activity is still at crisis levels β€” and the time when vaccines are widely available, is literally a matter of life and death,” Inslee said at a Dec. 8 press conference announcing the extensions.

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