Gov. Inslee passes mandatory statewide facial covering rule, starting Friday

Governor Jay Inslee has announced that starting Friday, wearing facial coverings while in public will be required statewide.

The mandate comes after a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, and requires facial coverings where a distance of six feet cannot be maintained, both indoors and outdoors.

“This is about saving lives. It’s about reopening our businesses. And it’s about showing respect and care for one another,” Inslee wrote on Twitter.

Those who are exempt from the mandate include children under two, people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and people with respiratory conditions. The order will allow people to remove masks while eating at a restaurant and recreating alone or with members of their household.

For Washington State Department of Health guidance on the statewide mandate, click here.


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beandogger
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beandogger

Shouldn’t be a problem, suck it up and get it done

Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

Wait till the deplorables weigh in :)

Paintking
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Paintking

Please define deplorables for us. When I see CHIZ: Capital Hill Idiot Zone, go way and laws being enforced, I will then perhaps consider wearing a diaper. Totalitarian regimes use these very same tactics. But history is hard to figure out for many.

terryj
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terryj

i am a deplorable and i agree with the Governor, sorry lizzy. There is an announcement on Metro busses that masks are “required” yet some don’t wear them. I will be very surprised if insley has the backbone to enforce this. Though i wish he would.

Paintking
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Paintking

I will now be practicing civil disobedience. No masks here.

terryj
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terryj

I wear the mask in some circumstances to show respect for those around me and because it’s the right thing to do. You have a “right” to be practice civil disobedience. Just because you CAN do something doesn’t mean you should.

Amphidextrous
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Amphidextrous

Time for some Intersectionality:
How does this new requirement intersect with the repeal of ordinances restricting loitering for prostitution? Will the ladies on Aurora be fined for not wearing masks and maintaining social distance from each other and prospective clients?

“Suck it up and get it done” indeed.

Truth
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Truth

Whataboutism. The last gasp of an idiot with no arguments left.

Where is Dan Strauss hiding?
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Where is Dan Strauss hiding?

Actually it’s not Whataboutism…

Oregon County Exempts Non-White People From Mandatory Face Mask Order

https://www.newsweek.com/oregon-county-exempts-non-white-people-mandatory-face-mask-order-1512895

Also exempt? Hobos on Ballard Commons sharing 40s.

Truth
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Truth

He was referring to prostitutes, but hey, good red herring argument, which is also the last gasp of an idiot with nothing to say.

You seem to have a lot of time on your hands these days, are you spending less time in the bushes outside Dan’s house?

neighborhood
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neighborhood

Fortunately, King county is ahead of the curve, masks have been “required” here for the last month.

I’m exempt though, I have an “respiratory condition” that my service dog has been helping me get through.

Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

LOL right. Hope your service dog can dig a 6′ hole.

Paintking
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Paintking

Showing your true colors, and they aren’t very bright colors. Rude + inconsiderate. But that’s today’s Seattle.

Truth
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Truth

Should she take politeness lessons from you?

Cranky Pants
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Cranky Pants

Phooey, Louis. You’re a crank and you have no powers here.

Truth
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Truth

Make sure you’re using all the bigly legit, stable genius advice you’ve been peddling on this blog since you burst on the scene a few months back.

Daily injections of bleach, anal UV lightbulb insertions and a few trips to warm Arizona will surely keep you virus free!

Oh and don’t wear masks, because they suffocate you to death with massive levels of CO2 and are really a conspiracy by Bill Gates to mind control people in to critical thinking (yuck!).

Plus, if you get it, COVID is no worse than the common cold or your average World War.

neighborhood
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neighborhood

Except they’re not mandatory at mass protests, because some issues are “bigger than covid.”

Truth
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Truth

Unless you can point me to something to back up your idiotic statement, protestors are required to wear masks under the mandatory mask mandate. Regardless, protesters are using masks and social distancing while exercising their first amendment rights.

Compare to the morons protesting that they want haircuts and/or the morons that stormed state capitals with guns.

Good whataboutism fallacy though! See my response to Amphidextrous above.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

“protesters are using masks and social distancing while exercising their first amendment rights.”

lol

terryj
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terryj

they are wearing masks because when they smash windows and steal stuff they won’t be recognised.

Paintking
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Paintking

And voting Dummycrat is also mandatory. Simon says touch yer toes. Simon says tap dance. Simon says stay home, go broke.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

Shut up, put on your seat belt, stop at red lights and stop signs in your mandatory insured vehicle, because we all know your just a sheep like everyone else. The only thing you’re proving by not wearing a mask is how much of a d-bag you are. If you were a real rebel, you wouldn’t give a sh*t if a mask smears your orange make-up.

Truth
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Truth

BREAKING NEWS

Paintking announces his run for President of Seattle. Vows to stick it to those darn Libtards and Dummycrats!

Mandatory paint huffing will be imposed to suppress brain cells and ensure 100% approval rating.

coryclassic
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coryclassic

Wearing masks might be our civic duty and the best defense against the virus but not at the expense of the rule of law. Authoritarianism comes with greater consequences than the virus. Taking advantage of the situation to grow your own power is what authoritarians do.

If we are to make masks required then the legislature must pass a bill granting government the power to do it. The courts must be allowed to rule on cases.

Let us not allow the fear of the virus to allow government to become all powerful.

Truth
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Truth

Wear a damn mask so we don’t need to discuss enforcing it.

terryj
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terryj

“Wearing masks might be our civic duty and the best defense against the virus”

well put cory, that’s why i am wearing mine. Have a good day. Stay safe.

Freja
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Freja

The legislature did pass a bill granting this power… in 1969 RCW 43.06.220 State of emergency—Powers of governor pursuant to proclamation. (1) The governor after proclaiming a state of emergency and prior to terminating such, may, in the area described by the proclamation issue an order prohibiting: (a) Any person being on the public streets, or in the public parks, or at any other public place during the hours declared by the governor to be a period of curfew; (b) Any number of persons, as designated by the governor, from assembling or gathering on the public streets, parks, or other open areas of this state, either public or private; (c) The manufacture, transfer, use, possession or transportation of a molotov cocktail or any other device, instrument or object designed to explode or produce uncontained combustion; (d) The transporting, possessing or using of gasoline, kerosene, or combustible, flammable, or explosive liquids or materials in a glass or uncapped container of any kind except in connection with the normal operation of motor vehicles, normal home use or legitimate commercial use; (e) The sale, purchase or dispensing of alcoholic beverages; (f) The sale, purchase or dispensing of other commodities or goods, as he… Read more »

Cranky Pants
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Cranky Pants

Love me some good RCW. Thank you!

Freja
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Freja

It’s always surprising to me that when people scream that it’s against the law, unconstitutional, etc they haven’t bothered to look up whether or not that is a proper argument.
You know Inslee and his people studied before making any of the mandates. The laws are easily accessible on the interwebz for all to read.

Cranky Pants
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Cranky Pants

Of course they did, Freja. Because they are sane, thoughtful people. That alone leaves some of our commenters in their dust.

neighborhood
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neighborhood

Armchair constitutional lawyer… you left out the part about 30 days… did it not fit your narrative?

Truth
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Truth

He posted the RCW in its entirety, so feel free to post “the part about 30 days”.

Also, what are you gaining by being a pandemic denier? Like your typical climate change denier, everything you’ve posted on this blog is completely and (easily) demonstrably false.

Freja
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Freja

I Googled the statute. I can’t read it to you.
Sorry that you feel threatened. Maybe you can find someone else to spoon feed you real information and cut your meat into tiny bites. Getting your education via memes isn’t cutting it for you.

bobbyv
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bobbyv

You just have to say I can’t breathe with a face mask on and you don’t have to wear one !

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