Governor extends shutdown orders to Jan. 4
Business owners worry about staying open as bureaucrats step up enforcement
Last updated 12/13/2020 at 11:55am
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee essentially canceled Christmas and New Year's celebrations today, Dec. 8, by ordering coronavirus quarantine orders to remain in place through the end of the year.
"This remains an extremely alarming situation," the governor said during a morning press conference announcing his intent to keep restaurants, bars, gymnasiums, theaters, bowling alleys and other businesses essentially shuttered until at least Jan. 4.
Restaurants and bars are allowed to have outdoor services, but owners say few patrons will sit in the cold. Others say they can't afford elaborate tent sy...