Inslee: Phased approach for reopening economy due to virus

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says social distancing efforts in the state have been successful in “flattening the curve” of the coronavirus outbreak but warns the state cannot stop its efforts too soon. He says that if the trend continues, the state should be able to transition away from the broad restrictions that have been imposed since last month to more targeted efforts. He says it will be a phased approach. The stay-at-home order, which has already been extended once, is currently in place through May 4, though Inslee has warned that it is possible the order may have to be extended once again.