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By Roger Harnack
Franklin Connection 

Governor, first lady call for residents to have virtual holidays

Gov. Inslee hints of new coronavirus orders in the next few days


Last updated 11/12/2020 at 7:20pm

OLYMPIA — The governor and his wife tonight called on state residents to forgo Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations with family this year.

Speaking together from a couch, Gov. Jay Inslee said we’re “going to have to pause” traditional family Thanksgiving celebrations and “December holidays.”

“We have to rethink these holidays so we can be thankful when we don’t lose more lives to COVID,” he said, calling the situation that has dragged on since February only “temporary.”

The Inslees said they will be having a virtual Thanksgiving and urged others to do the same.


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