Inslee joins Oregon, California issuing travel advisory, recommending 14-day quarantine period
OLYMPIA, Wash — Governor Jay Inslee Friday announced he’s recommending a 14-day quarantine period for interstate and international travelers to try and curb the spread of COVID-19.
Gov. Inslee joins Gov. Newsom of California and Gov. Brown of Oregon. They’re urging visitors entering their states to self-quarantine.
“COVID-19 cases have doubled in Washington over the past two weeks,” Inslee said. “This puts our state in as dangerous a position today as we were in March. Limiting and reducing travel is one way to reduce further spread of the disease. I am happy to partner with California and Oregon in this effort to protect lives up and down the west coast.”
Thursday, Inslee addressed the state along with his wife Trudi, urging people to avoid gathering with anyone outside of their household for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
“If you do not need to travel, you shouldn’t,” said Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. “This will be hard, especially with Thanksgiving around the corner. But the best way to keep your family safe is to stay close to home.”
The advisory does not include any language about being mandatory or enforced with any type of penalty.
Gov. Brown told a Portland TV station this advisory does not affect Pac-12 football games this weekend, as the Pac-12 operates under the guidance of the conference.
The Oregon Ducks visit Pullman Saturday to face the Cougs.
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