Just a week and change before Thanksgiving, we're about to regress a bit in the fight against this pandemic.
Here's a quick rundown of the changes being implemented by Governor Inslee in the face of our worst COVID-19 numbers yet. They are in place from 11/17 (11/18 for restaurants and bars) until December 14, 2020.
Indoor Social Gatherings - if people are from outside your household, they shouldn't come in unless they quarantine for 14 days (more conditions).
Outdoor Social Gatherings - limited to five people from outside your household.
Restaurants and Bars - no more dine in service. Outdoor is fine for groups five or fewer.
Gyms and Fitness - closed for indoor operations. Outdoor classes are cool but limited to five (see above).
Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums - closed for indoor service. Does that mean the outdoor Woodland Park Zoo or Point Defiance Zoom can still operate?
Real Estate - no open houses - I'm certain in this market people would buy something based on a drawing by my 3-yo...
Weddings and Funerals - limited to 30 people, no receptions/wakes/etc.
In-Store Retail - limited to 25% occupancy - food courts and common seating areas closed.
Religious Services - limited to 25 percent of indoor occupancy - no more than 200 people. Masks required, no singing (there's nuance here)
Professional Services - have your employees work from home. If impossible, limit offices to 25% occupancy.
Personal Services (salons, tattoo, barbers, tanning, esthetics) - limited to 25% capacity.
Long-term Care - outdoor visits are permitted - no indoor visits (with exceptions)
Youth and Adult Sporting Activities - Indoor is cancelled. Outdoor activities shall be limited to just people on your own team with masks for everyone.
Which of these hits you the hardest?