Sunny holiday weekend causes concerns about potential crowds

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — With warmer temperatures and sunny weather expected throughout Washington state over the holiday weekend, Gov. Jay Inslee and other local leaders implored people to stick to social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While recent modeling shows that the state appears to be past its peak of daily deaths, Inslee on Friday warned that if social distance measures are abandoned too soon, those same models show the numbers of deaths will start to steadily rise again. Inslee last week extended the state’s stay-at-home order through May 4, saying that social distancing measures must stay in place an additional month in order to minimize the spread of the coronavirus.