State-Wide Event Bans In Washington Have People Wondering About Refunds
Airbnbs & airlines are reportedly being "greedy."
Gov. Jay Inslee just announced a ban on Washington events with more than 250 people to combat the COVID-19 spread. The ban will be in effect through March in King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties. As these areas where some much-awaited concerts, conventions, and games host, people are now wondering if they'll get refunds.
Inslee, on Wednesday, announced that this would impact a variety of activities.
"These include but are not limited to: community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based, or sporting events; parades; concerts; festivals; conventions; fundraisers and similar activities," he said at a press meet.
Even before his statement, organizers for fests like Emerald City Comic Con, Taste Washington, announced cancellations and/or refunds., and that were expecting thousands of attendees, had already
Artists, including Pearl Jam, have also canceled shows.
While these event cancelations are disappointing to some, others are happy that action is being taken.
However, it's not just event rescheduling and refunds that people are distressed about.
Reports claim some airlines are making refunds difficult.
In some instances, people have even reported being asked to pay more by the flight operators.
It's not just airline companies that are getting flak, Twitter reactions also suggest that Airbnb has been causing a stir too.
And so are some major hotel chains.
The ban has also put sporting events in jeopardy — the Seattle Dragons will even play the LA Wildcats in an empty stadium without fans. While teams like the Mariners have announced refunds, some of them haven't.
This isn't limited to refunds in the Evergreen State alone. One couple from Seattle took to social media to talk about their cancellation woes in Florida.
While most events have honored refunds, people are still waiting to hear more about further action from some of these major companies.