Gov. Inslee to announce actions to fight state’s rising COVID-19 cases Sunday morning

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Governor Jay Inslee will detail Washington’s next steps fighting COVID-19 during an address Sunday morning. 

A release from the governor’s office says Inslee will address the state at 11 a.m. It is still unclear what added restrictions, if any, Inslee plans to announce. 

In a press conference Thursday, Inslee and his wife, Trudi, pleaded with Washingtonians to avoid traveling this holiday, citing a rise in virus cases statewide. 

The amount of people testing positive has doubled in the last two weeks, Inslee said, adding it’s “just too dangerous” to travel right now. 

READ: ‘It’s just too dangerous’: Gov. Inslee pleads with Washingtonians to avoid large gatherings this Thanksgiving 

Local restaurants and the Washington State Hospitality Industry have feared what possible added restrictions could mean for employees ahead of the holidays. 

Washington Hospitality Assoc. fears 100,000 people will lose their jobs if further statewide restrictions take effect

You can watch Inslee’s announcement at 11 a.m. Sunday on KXLY+ or KXLY.com.