Essential Businesses During the Statewide "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" Order

Governor Inslee has initiated statewide measures designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak across Washington State.

The “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order legally requires all residents to curtail all social activity and bans ALL gatherings of any size, public or private.

It also closed all businesses except those deemed essential. Essential businesses allowed to stay open (with appropriate protective measures) include emergency services, childcare, supermarkets, pharmacies, groceries, food pantries, transportation, financial services, and local government.

For a full list of essential businesses, read the comprehensive document published by the Governor's office: List of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

Businesses can also confirm their status and petition to be added to this list by visiting the Washington Business Re-Entry Registration website:

The ban also does not limit take-out meals, food delivery, and drive-thru food/beverage services. Please continue to support your favorite Mercer Island restaurants! Here's a list of local restaurants offering take-out and delivery on the Island: Local Restaurants Offering Take-Out/Delivery

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