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Washington State Issues Advisory Urging Travelers to Quarantine for Two Weeks

On November 13, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee issued a travel advisory for Washington State recommending a 14-day quarantine for all persons entering the state and encouraging residents to stay close to home. Governor Inslee joined California Governor Gavin Newsom and Oregon Governor Kate Brown in “urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the virus.” The Washington quarantine recommendation does not apply to individuals engaging in essential travel for work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.

Despite sharply rising numbers of COVID-19–positive cases in the United States, the federal government has not issued domestic travel restrictions. Nearly half of the states in the United States—including California, Oregon, and Washington—and some municipalities are again issuing some form of quarantine recommendation or requirement related to travel to combat the increased spread of COVID-19.

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Mark O. Morgan Employment Law Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Seattle, WA
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Mark represents local and national employers in a variety of employment-related matters. Mark’s diverse practice includes resolving disputes that involve allegations of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, Family Medical Leave Act and Equal Pay Opportunity Act issues, and other matters in state and federal courts.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Mark practiced at a full-service law firm in Seattle. In this capacity, his practice included commercial litigation, employment law, and bankruptcy.  Before joining his previous firm, Mark served as a judicial law clerk at...

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