3/29: Sunday Update

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No interview today, just updates!


  • Governor Inslee has sent a letter to Tribal Nations within Washington, stating that none of his Emergency Proclamation orders apply to conduct on tribal lands, since Tribal governments, as sovereign nations, are making their own decisions in response to the current COVID-19 emergency. For businesses that operate on tribal lands, and for individuals who commute to work on tribal lands, Inslee reiterated that tribal leaders maintain sovereignty to define essential activity on tribal lands.


  • Tacoma Rescue Mission is transporting 50 vulnerable individuals who utilize the mission’s overnight homeless shelter to Bellarmine High School each night, where they’ll sleep in the school’s gym.
  • Tacoma’s Crystal Judson Family Justice Center and the YWCA are seeking donations of $25 gift cards to Walmart, Safeway, Target, and Fred Meyer for clients who cannot visit the YWCA to pick up supplies.
  • The Center reminds anyone experiencing domestic violence or who wants to help someone else can call the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center helpline at (253) 798-4166 or email the center through its website at APlaceOfHelp.com.
  • The YWCA’s 24/7 hotline is 253-383-2593
  • The Legal services line is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 253-365-6352.
  • Anyone experiencing an emergency should call 911.


  • The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has the following recommendations for essential businesses that remain open:
    • Place tape 6 feet apart where customers stand in lines
    • Designate staff to enforce customer distancing inside and in outside areas where customers wait for pick-up orders or store entry
    • Regularly screen employees for symptoms and immediately send sick employees home.
    • Grocery stores can also put up sneeze guards at check-out stands to help reduce exposures.
    • Businesses should promote and provide online ordering to reduce customers coming into their location.


  • King County’s Public Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin signed an order that requires that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms and a pending test result to quarantine in one’s home or a publicly provided location. Those with positive test results must then stay in isolation for at least 7 days, plus 72 hours after the resolution of fever and the improvement of respiratory symptoms.
  • Individuals who recklessly disregard the directive may be subject to involuntary detention under Washington state law
  • King County has isolation and quarantine beds now available in Issaquah, Kent and North Seattle for those unable to isolate in a home. Recovered individuals are provided free transportation from the site back to their city of origin.