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State launches site to clarify ‘essential’ businesses under stay-home order

Businesses can also request a review to have their "essential" status looked at or changed.

OLYMPIA, Wash. —

Washington state launched an online form so businesses can get clarification on what qualifies as essential under Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” proclamation. 

The order forces “non-essential” businesses to shut down for two weeks.

While this closure will last two weeks, state officials will re-evaluate the situation as more and more people are expected to test positive.  

Businesses are urged to use this portal for up-to-date information and clarification on essential status. 

Businesses who wish to dispute or have their "essential" status put up for review can click here.

The state's coronavirus site, www.coronavirus.wa.gov, will have the most current and accurate information.

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