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By Roger Harnack
Franklin Connection 

Governor orders closure of indoor bar service, entertainment areas

Mask requirements expanded to all "common" areas


Last updated 7/23/2020 at 6:06pm

OLYMPIA — The governor today followed Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s lead today, July 23, in cracking down on restaurants, bars and gyms, as well as expanding mask-wearing requirements.

During a press conference, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a shutdown of indoor service at bars effective July 30.

He also said bar and restaurant alcohol sales will not be allowed after 10 p.m., and ordered arcade, gaming and cardroom areas shuttered.

State Secretary of Health John Weisman added an expanded mask order, requiring face coverings to be worn in all “common areas” of businesses, colleges and public...

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