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Across the state, more than 129,000 children ages 5 through 11 have received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine since eligibility expanded to include younger kids Nov. 3. 

12/02/2021

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recognizes this holiday season may bring with it some unique emotional challenges.

12/02/2021

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) reconoce que estas fiestas pueden traer consigo algunos desafíos emocionales particulares.

12/02/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health, the King County Executive’s Office, Public Health – Seattle & King County, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Washington State Emergency Management Division, and King County Emergency Management, announced today that FEMA is preparing to send a mobile vaccination unit to several western Washington communities to ensure life-saving COVID-19 vaccines are given out to the public quickly and equitably.

12/02/2021
Governor's Office

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a new round of pandemic-related waivers that allow some commercial drivers to operate with expired licenses and medical certificates. The waivers allow more time to renew online or schedule an appointment.

12/01/2021

Más de 2.62 millones de personas la han habilitado, lo que supone más del 43 % de todos los usuarios de teléfonos inteligentes del estado.

12/01/2021

La Administración Federal de Seguridad de Autotransportistas (FMCSA) anunció una nueva ronda de exenciones relacionadas con la pandemia que permiten a algunos conductores comerciales operar con licencias y certificados médicos vencidos.

12/01/2021

More than 2.62 million people have enabled it, accounting for more than 43 percent of all smartphone users in the state.

12/01/2021

New legislation took effect in August that expanded the qualifying period for people who worked fewer hours because of COVID-19. 

11/30/2021
LNI

Gov. Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan released a statement on the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus.

11/29/2021
Governor's Office

Today Gov. Jay Inslee amended the vaccination requirement proclamation 21-14 to address potential life-threatening circumstances in 24/7 facilities.“24/7 facilities” provide care to individuals, and include, but are not limited to, acute care, long-term care, corrections, rehabilitation and behavioral health in-patient facilities.

11/24/2021
Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is now accepting applications for a new bilingual program offered to help small, specialty crop farms forced to adjust in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

11/24/2021
Washington State Dept of Agriculture

A medida que aumenta la necesidad de verificar las vacunas contra la COVID-19 en todo el estado, el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) busca asegurarse de que las personas estén preparadas y sepan cómo demostrar su estado de vacunación cuando sea necesari

11/23/2021

As the need for COVID-19 vaccine verification increases across the state, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) wants to ensure people are prepared and know how to prove their vaccination status when it is required.

11/23/2021

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) está realizando cambios en el registro de datos sobre la COVID-19, en parte para mejorar la forma en que se analizan y comparten los datos sobre raza y etnia.

11/22/2021