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Governor Jay Inslee holds a news conference at the State Capitol to provide an update on the state's COVID-19 response.

| Governor's Office

Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19.

04/22/2021

Hasta el 19 de abril, se han administrado más de 4,765,270 dosis de la vacuna en todo el estado, lo cual equivale a casi el 82 % de las 5,820,340 dosis entregadas a los proveedores y programas de atención a largo plazo.

04/21/2021

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) received confirmation yesterday of a test showing evidence of exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in a group of Washington state dogs who were sampled as part of a study by the University of Washington.

04/21/2021
Washington State Dept of Agriculture

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced applications will be accepted for the next round of assistance under the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund starting April 21.

04/21/2021
Governor's Office

As of April 19, more than 4,765,270 doses of vaccine have been given across the state, which is nearly 82% of the 5,820,340 doses that have been delivered to our providers and long-term care programs. Washington is currently averaging 58,830 vaccine doses given each day and more than 25% of peopl

04/21/2021

Consul General Won-Jik Kwon, of the Republic of Korea in Seattle, presented 20,000 KF 94 Face Masks to the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) on behalf of the Republic of Korea Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.  Receiving the generous donation on behalf of WDVA was director Lourdes E. Alvarado Ramos.

04/21/2021
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

Starting Wednesday, April 21, applications will be open for additional rounds of the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund. Applications are open until May 21, 2021, and funds will be distributed to approved applicants between June 1 and June 15, 2021.

04/21/2021
Department of Social and Health Services

DSHS received additional funding and a new order from Governor Inslee to reinstate this temporary program to help Washingtonians through this unprecedented time of hardship. 

04/19/2021
Department of Social and Health Services

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has extended two emergency orders. His order requiring health insurers to waive copays and deductibles for any consumer requiring testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) and his order protecting consumers from receiving surprise bills for lab fees related to medically necessary diagnostic testing for COVID-19 are both extended until April 18, 2021.

04/16/2021
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

A program created by the state Department of Health (DOH) and partners to support people who have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19 has reached almost 13,500 people and played a role in saving lives.

04/16/2021

Un programa creado por el Departamento de Salud (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) y sus asociados para apoyar a las personas que han estado expuestas a la COVID-19 o que dieron positivo en la prueba de esta enfermedad llegó a casi 13,500 personas y contribuyó a salvar vidas.

04/16/2021

This program will help many families who continue to suffer economic hardship during the pandemic.

04/15/2021
Governor's Office

Starting today everyone 16 and older who wants a COVID-19 vaccine can receive one in Washington. The eligibility expansion marks the four-month anniversary of vaccine rollout in our state.

04/15/2021

As of April 6, all dependents currently enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) 18 years of age and older can receive the Moderna vaccination at either Camp Murray or Fairchild Air Force Base.

04/15/2021
Washington National Guard

A partir de hoy, todas las personas mayores de 16 años que quieran colocarse una vacuna contra la COVID-19 pueden recibirla en el estado de Washington. La extensión de la elegibilidad se da cuando se cumplen cuatro meses de la implementación de la vacuna en nuestro estado.

04/15/2021