WHEREAS, on February 29, 2020, I issued Proclamation 20-05, proclaiming a State of
Emergency for all counties throughout the state of Washington as a result of the coronavirus
disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States and confirmed person-to-person spread of
COVID-19 in Washington State:

WHEREAS, as a result of the continued worldwide spread of COVID-19, its significant
progression in Washington State, and the high risk it poses to our most vulnerable populations, I
have subsequently issued amendatory Proclamations 20-06, 20-07, 20-08, 20-09, 20-10, 20-11,
20-12, 20-13, 20-14, 20-15, 20-16, 20-17, 20-18, 20-19, 20-20, 20-21, 20-22, 20-23, and 20-24,
exercising my emergency powers under RCW 43.06.220 by prohibiting certain activities and
waiving and suspending specified laws and regulations; and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 disease, caused by a virus that spreads easily from person to person
which may result in serious illness or death and has been classified by the World Health
Organization as a worldwide pandemic, has broadly spread throughout Washington State,
significantly increasing the threat of serious associated health risks statewide; and

WHEREAS, there are currently at least 2,221 cases of COVID-19 in Washington State and,
tragically, 110 deaths of Washingtonians associated with COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, models predict that many hospitals in Washington State will reach capacity or
become overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients within the next several weeks unless we
substantially slow down the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state; and

WHEREAS, hospitalizations for COVID-19 like illnesses are significantly elevated in all adults,
and a sharply increasing trend in COVID-19 like illness hospitalizations has been observed for the
past three (3) weeks; and

WHEREAS, the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and its progression in Washington State
continues to threaten the life and health of our people as well as the economy of Washington
State, and remains a public disaster affecting life, health, property or the public peace; and

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