Governor Inslee to share update on Washington Coronavirus activity Monday


OLYMPIA, Wash.– Washington Governor Jay Inslee will share an update on Coronavirus activity in the state Monday afternoon.

Dr. John Wiesman, secretary of the Washington State Department of Health and Robert Ezelle, director of the Washington State Department of Emergency Management, will be joining the governor, according to a press release.

Gov. Inslee declared a state of emergency Saturday in response to new cases of COVID-19, directing state agencies to use all resources necessary to prepare for and respond to the outbreak.

“This will allow us to get the resources we need,” Inslee said. “This is a time to take common-sense, proactive measures to ensure the health and safety of those who live in Washington state. Our state agency directors have been actively preparing since the nation’s first case appeared in Snohomish County. Washingtonians can be assured we’ve taken this threat seriously and have been working in collaboration with our health care partners to develop plans and procedures to prepare for what could likely be a world-wide pandemic.”

The governor’s press conference Monday will be at 3:00 p.m. 4 News Now will live stream the event on Facebook and bring you a full report on 4 News Now at 5, 6 and 11.