Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19 – 4/9

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What is the Federal Government Doing in Response to COVID-19?

Health and Safety

Travel, Immigration, and Transportation

Money and Taxes


Scams and Fraud

Benefits and Grants


Federal Building Status Updates and National Parks

Voting and Elections




International Cooperation


Federal Workforce

Here’s a list of the agencies responding to coronavirus (COVID-19).

How Are States Responding to COVID-19?

Visit your state Health Department website for the latest coronavirus information, resources, and guidance.

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Special Shopping Hours for Seniors/Immune-Compromised Individuals

Elizabeth Servey – 3/23

Seattle area grocery stores providing special hours for seniors and other people with compromised immune systems during COVID-19 outbreak quarantine. Hours subject to change.

  • Albertsons | Tues & Thurs 7a-9a

  • Costco | Tues & Thurs 8a-9a (with membership)

  • Fred Meyer | Mon-Thurs 7a-8a

  • PCC | Daily 7a-8a

  • QFC | Mon-Thurs 7a-8a

  • Red Apple | Tues & Thurs 7a-9a

  • Safeway | Tues & Thurs 7a-9a

  • Trader Joe’s | N/A

  • Target | Wed 7a-8a

  • Thriftway | Tues & Thurs 7a-9a

  • Uwajimaya | Daily 8a-9a

  • Walmart | Tues 6a-7a

  • Whole Foods Interbay | Daily 7a-8a

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Inslee announces “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order – seeks expansion of unemployment benefits

On Monday evening, March 23rd, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced he has signed a statewide order that requires everyone in the state to stay home. The order will last for two weeks and could be extended.

 The Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is similar to orders that other governors from a growing number of states have issued over the last week in response to escalating COVID-19 cases and spiking numbers of death.

 The proclamation will:

  • Require every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity.

  • Ban all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes.

  • Close all businesses except essential businesses.

“The less time we spend in public, the more lives we will save,” Inslee said. 

Also, on Monday, Inslee and other governors sent a letter to the White House urging President Donald J. Trump to expand unemployment benefits essential to many workers who are impacted by stay home, stay healthy orders.