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SEATTLE – Governor Inslee placed a moratorium on the statewide 30-days on the eviction Wednesday as the number of cases of coronavirus positive in the state continue to increase.
“no one should be put out of their homes because they could not pay the rent for COVID the 19th plague,” said Inslee.
Inslee asked all public utilities in the state to suspend the shut-off, freeing the late fees for out-of-work customers and expand the customer bill for economic assistance impacted.
He also freed one -week period and directed to the state Department of Social and Health Services to expand eligibility for family Families without children.
Wednesday’s announcement came one day after signing Inslee image size $ 200 million from the emergency state “rainy day” fund, with $ 175 million going to the public health system and the rest to unemploym ent Fund dedicated to the effects of coronavirus.
The bill contains an emergency clause and come into force immediately.
It all came as fears continue to rise in the middle of an outbreak of coronavirus, and the number of deaths and cases in the state increased.
The number of cases in the entire state as reported by the Washington state Department of Health on Wednesday at 3:25 at least 1,187 cases, including at least 66 deaths.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Tacoma-Pierce County Health reported the first deaths in this area, but the DOH does not include deaths in total.
Of those cases, the Department of Health lists 56 deaths with 562 total cases in King County.
The Washington Department of Social and Health Services confirmed patients at Western State Hospital in Lakewood tested positive for COVID-19.
The Washington State Department of Health is also a list of 167 positive cases that have not been established, which, because of the rapidly changing data is not associated with any particular district. Kiro 7 will update more information available
Here’s what we know now.
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The information from local officials
state Employment Security Department does not soon have the data on applications for state unemployment compensation was hit by the pandemic, but Inslee said that the state unemployment trust fund $ 4.7 billion, was “very, very strong.”
Monday, Inslee statewide temporary injunction to close the restaurant, bar, entertainment and recreation facilities for coronavirus. The restaurant can be operated only at the take-out, grab and go, drive-through and delivery capacity.
“We feel really good about where we are in unemployment compensation,” he said. “We will remain committed to one or another way to get people unemployment compensation through this crisis. We know how important this is. We know how many people will experience, we hope, short-term unemployment. We want to be there for them. “
Inslee said it was possible the Legislature, which is only a 60-day session was postponed last week, probably to be called back into special session if extra money is needed for the crisis.
“We could call a special session at any time become necessary, and I will not be reluctant to do so,” he said. He said he had told the leaders of the legislature should be ready to do their job even if it needs to be done from a distance because of the requirements of social distance.
With long lines and empty shelves in grocery stores, and toilet paper were snatched up as soon as it is lowered, Governor Jay Inslee told people on Monday that there is no need to hoard food or supplies ,
“a strong supply chain,” said Inslee. “Grocery store will continue to operate and provide services to Washingtonians. There is no need to hoard food or supplies, needs people to buy what they need, and they need to remember when they oversell, things taken from neighbors and others they need it now. “
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Washington resident was asked to practice social distancing – stay 6 feet, or at least a long arm , from one another. Inslee said work must continue implement social distance and should maximize the telecommuting option for many employees as possible:
“For those who can but choose not to. Your actions could kill someone. Stop it, “said Inslee in a tweet.
Inslee also make a personal plea for people aged 60 and over and those with underlying health risk, saying that they are at a considerable risk, citing the increased mortality rate.
“you need to isolate yourself, start now,” he said. “this is not a statement of law by the governor, but it was as strong recommendation that I could possibly make.”
Information on the President Trump
President Donald Trump said Wednesday in a Twitter post that the US and Canada have agreed to temporarily close their borders to traffic non-essential as governments scramble to contain 2019 coronavirus new.
Trump also said the Department of Housing and Urban Development to suspend foreclosures and evictions as Americans grapple with pandemic coronavirus.
“the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide direct assistance to the tenants and owners home to suspend all foreclosures and evictions until the end of April, “said Trump at a press conference Coronavirus Task Force on Wednesday.
Two US Navy hospital ship, the USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort, is being prepared for deployment.
The ships will be sent to New York, where most of the countries have reported cases of coronavirus. Trump said second vessel will be delivered to a k ota yet-to-be-selected on the West Coast.
“They are being prepared now,” Trump said at a press conference. ‘ They are large vessels. They are big, white ship with the Red Cross on the side. “
Trump also said he would summon the Defense Production Act in 1950 to help ensure the medical professionals have critical supplies.
This action allows authorities to “accelerate and expand the supply of the resources of the US industrial base for military support, energy, space and homeland security programs,” according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“Right after we finish this conference, I will sign it and it’s ready to go,” Trump said Wednesday.
Read more about what is coming out of a press conference in us.
at a press conference on Tuesday, Finance Minister Steven Mnuchin said President Trump wants the government to send a check to the US in the next two weeks in an attempt to curb the economic cost of the outbreak of coronavirus.
“The President has instructed me that we have to do now,” said Mnuchin in the White House briefing.
Mnuchin he woul d discussed the idea during a meeting Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Additional details on the logistics behind the proposal was not immediately available.
“I think we’re going to do something that gets money for (Americans are affected by COVID-19) as soon as possible,” said Trump.
President Trump also announced Tuesday a pair of initiatives aimed at helping countries and middle America COVID the 19th plague.
Trump said the US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the policy to allow state officials to allow the use of coronavirus tests are used within their borders.
“All countries are now able to authorize the test developed and used within their borders in addition to the FDA,” said Trump.
Who virus affect?
The Department of Health released details of the case of coronavirus by age for the first time March 8th largely positive cases in people 40 years and older, with the largest number of cases concentrated in persons aged 80 years and over.
officials said t he risk population appears to be older adults and people with preexisting medical conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. Most people recover.
How can you protect yourself and what to do if you think you are exposed to
coronavirus symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Patients reported mild to severe respiratory disease
This is a step health officials recommend to protect yourself.
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High school no longer meets individually
The other schools have been closed for deep cleaning after potential exposure to coronavirus.
The University of Washington Wednesday announced that they have extended remote instructions through spring quarter. Classes will begin on schedule, starting March 30. For facts and information about the spring quarter of 2020 ,.
Starting March 11th Western Washington University, said the move to online classes at all campus locations through the end of the March quarter well 20. Faculty will give the final exam online or make other arrangements, including the possibility of the final value of work being completed.
Washington State University, said all campuses will transition from face to face classroom for distance learning from 23 Mar following spring.
“WSU five physical campuses and other locations across the state will remain open during this period to provide business operations continue. In the Pullman campus, housing the dining and health facilities, will remain open, “a spokesman for the University.
Seattle Pacific University, Shoreline Community College, Pacific Lutheran University, Bellevue College and Digipen Institute of Technology all announced that classes will be canceled or completed online.
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Business, government offices affected
Office of the Seattle City Attorney and Seattle Municipal Court will closed temporarily because each report a confirmed case March 14.
a memo released March 13 announced a ban on government-funded domestic travel for members of the military, Department of Defense civilians and their families, according to Stars and Stripes. The Pentagon said Deputy Defense Minister David Norquist has approved a new travel ban on service members and Department of Defense civilians assigned to military installations and surrounding areas in the United States and territories.
The Space Needle announced it would halt operations in the guidance to the Governor and the Mayor Jenny Durkan in the midst of an outbreak of coronavirus. It will close its doors from March 13 to 31.
It also announced March 12 employees of other Amazon in Seattle has a coronavirus. It was at least the second Amazon employee. people who work in the Amazon Port 99 building, located at 2001 Eighth Ave. in Seattle. Ask for specifics, Amazon spokesman said the company supports employees in quarantine.
Starbucks announced 12 Mar several stores in the United States and Canada can be a drive-thru only, while others may limit the number of people allowed inside.
Seattle City court announced it would suspend jury trials, delaying contested civil hearings and modify operations of the court in response to coronavirus. jury trial will be suspended through at least 9 April along with civilian contested hearings in courtrooms 301 and 302. The judges who have been called for jury duty will be contacted to reschedule. For additional information ,.
On March 11, Senator Maria Cantwell DC office closes after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus. people who have been in isolation since the symptoms began. people who have no known contact with the senator or other members of Congress.
Museum of Flight announced it will temporarily close to the public March 11th.
Seattle Major businesses, including Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks and Alaska Airlines, on Monday said they were chipping in to help those hardest hit economically by a new coronavirus. The company merged with the city of Seattle, King County and Seattle Foundation announced the creation of a new philanthropic fund.
Last week, for the coronavirus, officials said King County. people who work in a game Seattle Dragons February 22
Amazon sent a message to employees based in Seattle and Bellevue and said the people who work in a role that can be done from home for to do so until the end of March. This recommendation comes in a new light COVID-19 guidance of King County health officer. employees of the company by Boeing, Nordstrom, Starbucks and Microsoft are also experienced employees to work from home in March.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced all employees on the campus of South Lake Union should work remotely except in cases where their presence on campus is very important.
Case and guidelines for senior living facilities
Senior living facilities have become the focal point of the struggle against the spread coro countrynavirus, as health officials said adults with pre-existing conditions are most vulnerable
On March 13, Public Health -. Seattle & King County told Kiro 7 that all the residents of Life Care Center of Kirkland has been tested for coronavirus and tests are being offered to the employees of the symptoms of the facility in partnership with the University of Washington. Tests are offered off-site so that there is no new risk of infection is served at the facility
On March 12, the city of Mercer Island officials said two cases were confirmed by Public Health -. Seattle & King County is associated with Sunrise Senior Living and Covenant Life on the Shores. Both residents were taken for treatment to Overlake Hospital in Bellevue.
Inslee announced 10 new rules Mar about nursing homes and assisted living facilities centered around the visitors, screening, and preventive measures. On March 13, Inslee extend the restrictions to include adult family homes.
Among the necessary steps coronavirus screening for all visitors. Employees and volunteers should also be checked for symptoms at the beginning of each shift
The rules now apply: ..
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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