As soon as the news was released, speculation began to run rampant about the purpose of his visit. From Inslee's office Monday:

"Gov. Jay Inslee will visit Columbia Basin College in Pasco on Tuesday to meet with Tri-Cities public health and elected officials, as well as business and community leaders about COVID-19.

Following the invite-only meetings, Inslee will hold an outdoor press conference.

The governor will be joined by Secretary of Health John Wiesman and retired Navy Vice Adm. Dr. Raquel Bono, Washington State Director, Pandemic Health Response."

No other details were released, but we did notice that his meetings with public health and other elected leaders at 10:30AM is by invite only. Then after his press conference at 11:45AM, he is going to meet with Tri-City business and community leaders, again, by invite only at 12:45PM