FYI: Governor to announce ‘enhanced strategies’

Governor Inslee “will address the public today to lay out enhanced strategies to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak,” according to a media advisory we received. His speech is scheduled for 5:30 pm and will be livestreamed here; we’ll also carry the feed here, and will be on the media conference call afterward.

18 Replies to "FYI: Governor to announce 'enhanced strategies'"

  • Tsurly March 23, 2020 (1:58 pm)

    Thank you in advance to beach going jerks who think public health instructions do not apply to them.

    • LB March 23, 2020 (2:06 pm)

      No kidding!!

    • West Seattle since 1979 March 23, 2020 (2:32 pm)


    • Bradley March 23, 2020 (2:42 pm)

      I’m at the beach right now getting ready for a 6-mile run. I see no “jerks” here. Just people of all ages staying a safe distance apart from one another, beach-combing, exercising, dog-walking, cycling, Tai Chi, etc.

    • Kravitz March 23, 2020 (3:05 pm)

      It’ll almost be a sense of relief if Inslee calls for Shelter in Place. The actions of the countless, selfish people that have ignored the request to “Stay Home” — clogging the beaches, trailheads, and having neighborhood barbecues and parties over the first sunny Spring weekend were absolutely ridiculous and shameful. I am saddened that doctors, nurses, and first responders have to continue to put themselves at risk because of people who chose to think of themselves rather than others. 

  • 22blades March 23, 2020 (2:13 pm)

    I am more assured by the leadership demonstrated by our state, local & neighborhood officials, industries & citizens. What the Executive Branch of our government puts out is becoming increasingly irrelevant… when it’s not endangering the public even more.

  • Mj March 23, 2020 (2:37 pm)

    Please do not forget that the vast majority of people who are unlucky and contract the disease fully recover, the beach idiots you refer too are low risk.  Yes I get the intent is to reduce the spread of the disease to vulnerable people.  Extremely difficult decisions lie ahead.  

    • flimflam March 23, 2020 (3:18 pm)

      how many more times will someone need to explain this? – the risk level to the “beach idiots” is not the issue (or not completely); the “beach idiots” are perfectly capable of infecting others that are more vulnerable.

    • tsurly March 23, 2020 (3:19 pm)

      MJ I am the poster child for the low risk category, but it is not about me, it is about protecting those that are high risk.

    • chemist March 23, 2020 (3:59 pm)

      Even those lucky enough to recover quickly have a lot of opportunity to spread it in the community.  The current science suggests folks are able to transmit the virus for just under 3 days before symptoms appear (and some folks have very mild to no symptoms).

    • Thinkaboutit March 23, 2020 (4:24 pm)

      My friend, has it occurred to you that the ones recovering might be able to do so because medical assistance is currently available? What happens when the numbers increase and there is less assistance? 

    • Alki Guy March 23, 2020 (5:29 pm)

      I don’t think anyone is forgetting about what you are saying.  I think those people forget it isn’t just about them.  They are being selfish.  Stop trying to be so woke, you are part of the problem.  The people not following guidelines is the issue, you don’t have to make excuses for them.  They are rude, inconsiderate, and just aholes.  Only thinking of themselves.

      • LB March 23, 2020 (10:26 pm)

        Perfectly said, AlkiGuy!

  • Chris March 23, 2020 (2:46 pm)

    If in fact this is what is coming,  some people just would not listen.   We’ve been hunkering down, plus following up with seniors we know to help them hunker down.    We have been seeing neighborhoods start using the yellow signs that were distributed a while back for use after earthquake….OK on one side, HELP on the other side.    We found ours and put it up.   We cannot recall where we got ours, think neighborhood distributed.    Found to be a good idea at this time.Can WSB also please note if this Inslee will be on channels 4, 5, 7 too so others will know.   We will pass the word to those around us too.   Sounds like an important message.

  • WSdudeman March 23, 2020 (2:50 pm)

    MJ, the beach crowds, at least on and around Alki were ALL ages. There were multiple groups of those that would be considered the ‘most vulnerable’ demographic.Unbelievable. I drove by 2 separate days and couldn’t believe it.

  • Gina March 23, 2020 (3:07 pm)

    With the bridge closure we will be a bit more isolated. 

  • Jason March 23, 2020 (3:19 pm)

    Well hopefully this doesn’t discourage people from using the beautiful public trails at Alki for biking, running, roller-blading, and other approved activities. Alki residents don’t own the public parks and have no right to complain when they chose to move near a popular public amenity.

  • anonyme March 23, 2020 (5:42 pm)

    I’m afraid this will create an even greater surge in hoarding.  I’ve been unable to get a number of staples for weeks, and Whole Foods no longer has ANY delivery openings.  As a sequestered senior with no transpo, things are getting scary.

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