This article originally appeared on the Edmonds Patch
EDMONDS, WA — Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson has issued an emergency order telling the city to stay in their homes as it responds to the coronavirus outbreak. Under the order, everyone in Edmonds must remain at home unless they have an essential job or are out for a very specific, important reason. The order went into effect at 11:59 p.m. Sunday and will stay in effect until further notice.
Under the order, residents can leave their homes if they are:
Visiting a doctor or getting emergency medical treatment or medicine.
Shopping for food or essential supplies.
Caring for a family member, the elderly, minors or other dependents.
Some essential workers, including doctors, trash collectors, grocery store workers and more will still be allowed to leave home for work. Residents also can go outside for some physical activity like a hike or a