I was wondering when this would happen, as our Gov. Inslee is usually about 2-beats behind California’s Newsom:
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (D) announced on Tuesday a mandatory order requiring face coverings be worn in all indoor public spaces and outdoors if physical distancing can’t be maintained.
Driving the news: The order, effective Friday, comes as several counties across the state have reported increases in coronavirus cases, as local economies reopen from lockdown and states across the U.S. see spikes.
“I think of these face coverings, in some sense, as a statement. It’s a statement that when you wear it, it means you care about people, because it means you want to reduce the risk that you are going to infect another person.”
— Inslee’s remarks during Tuesday’s news briefing
By the numbers: Washington has confirmed almost 30,000 novel coronavirus cases, including over 4,000 hospitalizations. More than 1,200 people have died of the virus in the state.
It’s anecdotal again, but I’m seeing many more in The Peoples Republic Of Seattle wearing masks.
That said, we suck at social distancing here.
Yesterday at the grocery (first time in 2 weeks! Yay!) really left me shaken; at least three different times masked Boomers brushed past me in the narrow aisles. I backed up to keep my distance but this one dude kept charging; I went around a corner backwards and he popped out and glared at me and went the other way.
He did not stop to look for anything in that aisle, he was heading to somewhere else.
What’s the rush, gents?
(I know: not all Boomers…)