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Inslee issues additional guidance on 'Stay Home, Stay Healthy' order and proclamation for retired workers to return to essential jobs

March 31, 2020


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Gov. Jay Inslee announced additional guidance today related to the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" proclamation to slow the spread of COVID-19. Inslee also signed a proclamation to bring retired employees back for essential jobs.

Additional guidance on "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" 

Inslee issued an updated guidance bulletin tonight concerning the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" proclamation. Included in the bulletin as essential are nannies, who are deemed essential if they are in the home taking care of children of essential workers, automotive repair facilities and limited automotive sales and leasing activities, and renewable energies.

The bulletin also includes guidance on several recreational activities not deemed essential, such as recreational fishing and golf. 

Read the full guidance bulletin.

Proclamation on post-retirement employment for essential jobs 

Inslee signed a proclamation today that waives the post-retirement statutory work limitations for PERS, LEOFF, and PSERS to allow experienced employees to return to work for essential jobs, including in medical, public health, law enforcement and other critical positions. It also allows experienced employees in essential positions who are nearing retirement to remain in their positions.

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