UPDATED 2:30 PM PT – Friday, November 13, 2020
The governors of California, Oregon and Washington issued travel advisories ahead of the holidays in a move to stem the spread of coronavirus in their respective states.
The advisories were announced on Friday and urge people that enter the states or return from outside states to self-quarantine. The advisories also encourage people to avoid non-essential out-of-state travel as well as asking residents to stay local.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) noted COVID-19 cases have doubled in the state over the past two weeks.
Please – do not gather with anyone outside your household. It’s just too dangerous.
Not forever, but for now. pic.twitter.com/cZs1FygoEd
— Governor Jay Inslee (@GovInslee) November 13, 2020
“Every single day matters,” Gov. Inslee stated. “We cannot wait until our hospitals’ halls are lined with gurneys waiting for rooms before we take decisive action.”
COVID-19 does not stop at state lines. Our hospitals are being stretched to capacity.
✅ Against non-essential out-of-state travel
✅ 14-day self-quarantine after returning to state
✅ Stay local
— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) November 13, 2020
On Thursday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D-Ore.) said if the state doesn’t act immediately it will reach a breaking point. Meanwhile, California Governor Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) recently noted the state passed 1 million coronavirus cases.