MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Thu, 05 Aug 2021 23:37:20 +0000 Washington state targets June 30 full reopening http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/e035d76e61b048cf8c32901d3752f17a Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says that the state is on track to fully reopen its economy by June 30. And Inslee said Washington would immediately adopt new federal guidance, which eased most indoor mask-wearing for fully vaccinated people. (May 13) e035d76e61b048cf8c32901d3752f17a Fri, 14 May 2021 01:06:32 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: MUST CREDIT TVWTVW – MUST CREDITOlympia, Washington – 13 May 20211. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Jay Inslee, (D) Washington:"Trends suggest that it won't be until later June when we reach our desired vaccination rate, which is why we've set June 30 for our reopening, but I'm hopeful people will see this as an opportunity to move faster. And certainly that is a possibility."++WHITE FLASH++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Jay Inslee, (D) Washington:"Effective immediately, we will be allowing additional activities with fewer restrictions as we've talked about and increasing capacity for groups of fully-vaccinated people. Spectator events such as indoor and outdoor sports will no longer have limits on the number of vaccinated individuals. Small cruise ships with less than 250 passengers can sail if the crew and 95% of passengers are vaccinated. Conferences, live performances and weddings and funeral receptions can be at full capacity if the attendees are fully vaccinated."++WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Jay Inslee, (D) Washington:"I would not rule out these kind of incentives. I actually discussed with my staff the potential of this type of grand prize lottery. I think it could actually make sense. But it is something we're giving some thought to. I wouldn't rule out legal products like marijuana, so I'm not ruling that out.  ++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++ STORYLINE:Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says that the state is on track to fully reopen its economy by June 30. And Inslee said Washington would immediately adopt new guidance offered by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which eased most indoor mask-wearing for fully vaccinated people. Businesses will retain the right to require customers to wear masks, and masks will still be required in hospitals, schools and on public transportation, he said. Nearly 44% of people age 16 and up are fully vaccinated in Washington state. Inslee said that the state will stay at 50% capacity for most indoor activities until it moves to full capacity at the end of the June. Small cruise ships with fewer than 250 passengers can sail if the crew and 95% of the passengers are vaccinated.And weddings and funerals can have full capacity if all attendees are vaccinated.Inslee also said he is looking at additional incentives for people to get vaccinated, including lifting the crowd limits on the number of vaccinated attendees at indoor and outdoor sports. And starting at Thursday night's Seattle Mariners home game, vaccinated fans are eligible for prizes.Inslee said the state's Department of Commerce is also working with the Association of Washington Business to fund gift cards to local businesses for residents who are recently vaccinated, and the Liquor & Cannabis Board is working on a request from wineries and breweries to allow vaccinated customers to get a free drink.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says that the state is on track to fully reopen its economy by June 30. And Inslee said Washington would immediately adopt new federal guidance, which eased most indoor mask-wearing for fully vaccinated people. (May 13) Washington state targets June 30 full reopening