Inslee cancels press conference on resuming church services


Inslee was scheduled to hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s office canceled a press conference that was scheduled for Thursday morning, in which he was expected to discuss restarting church services along with other COVID-19 response topics.

According to a press release, Governor Inslee was going to talk about allowing faith-based services to resume. He was also going be speaking with health care providers about the importance of seeking urgent medical care during these unprecedented times.

The press conference was scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. However, in a release sent out around 9:15 a.m., the governor’s office announced the cancellation.

According to Inslee’s office, they “needed more time to develop the religious guidance that was scheduled to be announced today.”

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There is no known plan to reschedule as of this writing. KOIN 6 News will continue to update this story when more information is available.

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