Due to COVID-19 Spike, Inslee Issues Emergency Order on Non-urgent Health Care Services

Submitted by Washington State Governor

Gov. Jay Inslee issued an emergency order to temporarily restrict non-urgent health care services, procedures and surgeries that are performed in hospitals as part of a package of measures taken to address the current COVID-related state of crisis in hospitals.

The emergency order also prohibits all hospitals from utilizing personal protective equipment (PPE) other than according to a conventional capacity strategy.

This emergency order is effective at 12:01 on Monday, January 17 and will remain in effect until 11:59 pm on February 17 unless rescinded sooner.

Proclamation 20-24.3.

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