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VIDEO: “A critical caveat”

April 9, 2020

Story 

"Hey Washington. You may have heard that we’re sending back the Army field hospital at CenturyLink Field. And we’re doing that because there are more urgent needs in other parts of the country.

"This means we are all doing our part here in Washington to slow the spread of COVID-19, and so this is an encouraging sign. But there is a critical caveat.

"If we behave like we have gone back to normal, if we stop physical distancing, it could undo all our progress. It could get more people sick. It could get people killed.

"The threat of this virus is just as deadly now as it was on March 23, when I directed Washingtonians to Stay Home and Stay Healthy. We simply have to commit to the charge from public health to protect ourselves and our loved ones. If you’re wishing you were at a live sporting event right now, well, we just have to realize this: We’re not even at halftime in this effort.

"We know that the eyes of the country are on us. So let’s keep proving what’s possible when we stand united — but at least six feet apart — against this virus."

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