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Snohomish County Sheriff Won’t Enforce Stay-At-Home Order

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – The sheriff of Washington state’s third largest county says he won’t enforce Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, saying it violates people’s constitutional rights.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney announced his position on Facebook Tuesday night, following a statewide address by Inslee in which the governor said the state will not be able to lift many of the stay-at-home restrictions implemented to fight the coronavirus by May 4.

That’s the date through which the current directive is currently in place – but Inslee hopes health modeling in the coming days will allow resumption of some activities.


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