Dear Dancers and Parents,

We have just been informed that tomorrow, March 16th, Gov. Inslee will issue a proclamation that will force TJ Dance to temporarily shut down, as we cannot comply with the social distancing aspect required for groups under 50 people. This closure will be in effect until March 31st.

TJ Dance instructors will post videos of recital dances being taught on our website, tjdance.com. We hope to have these dance videos up as soon as possible. Please check the website and other social media sites for further updates.

We are so sad to have to close down; thank you for supporting TJ Dance.

Inslee statement on statewide shutdown of restaurants, bars and limits on size of gatherings expanded

March 15, 2020

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Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement tonight that further expands protections against COVID-19.

“Given the explosion of COVID-19 in our state and globally, I will sign a statewide emergency proclamation tomorrow to temporarily shut down restaurants, bars and entertainment and recreational facilities.

“Restaurants will be allowed to provide take-out and delivery services but no in-person dining will be permitted.

“The ban will not apply to grocery stores and pharmacies. Other retail outlets will have reduced occupancy.

“Additionally, all gatherings with over 50 participants are prohibited and all gatherings under 50 participants are prohibited unless previously announced criteria for public health and social distancing are met.

“These are very difficult decisions, but hours count here and very strong measures are necessary to slow the spread of the disease. I know there will be significant economic impacts to all our communities and we are looking at steps to help address those challenges.

“Tonight, after consultations with me and with the Department of Health, King County announced that they will be taking these actions immediately. King County has been the hotbed of this outbreak and has the largest population center in the state. I have spoken to Executive Dow Constantine and I applaud their decision to act quickly. We will do a joint media announcement with more details tomorrow morning.”