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The Washington State Department of Health is urging the public to get a flu vaccine this year to keep themselves and others safe and out of the hospital.

10/18/2021

Governor Jay Inslee released a statement today regarding reports that the Biden administration will reopen border entry in November to international travelers who are fully vaccinated.

10/13/2021
Governor's Office

Getting their vaccinations at VA helped 11 Veterans in Washington state become winners in the state’s “A Heroes Thanks” COVID-19 vaccination lottery.

10/11/2021
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

Recognized as a national leader and model during the national vaccine rollout, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Vaccine Action Command and Coordination System (VACCS) Center released a report highlighting milestones achieved during the last several months of the pandemic.

10/11/2021

Governor Jay Inslee released a statement today regarding the latest increases in vaccination rates among state employees ahead of the required October 18 vaccine verification deadline.

10/11/2021
Governor's Office

Reconocido como un líder nacional y modelo durante el lanzamiento nacional de la vacuna (solo en inglés), el Centro del Sistema de Mando y Coordinación de Acción para la Vacunación (VACCS, por su sigla en inglés) del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) lan

10/11/2021

The Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs (CHA) and FEMA are partnering to expand access to the FEMA Funeral Assistance Program for Hispanic/Latinx communities in Washington.

10/06/2021

La Comisión sobre Asuntos Hispanos del estado de Washington (CHA, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) establecieron una alianza dirigida a ampliar el acceso para las comunidades hispanas y latinas en Washington al programa

10/06/2021

 The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is aware of the recent death of a King County woman from a blood clot after receiving the J & J vaccine.

10/05/2021

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) está al tanto de que, recientemente, una mujer del condado de King murió a causa de un coágulo sanguíneo tras recibir la vacuna de J&J.

10/05/2021

En el estado de Washington, los contagiados con las variantes alfa, beta, gamma y delta corren un mayor riesgo de hospitalización en comparación con aquellos contagiados con SARS-CoV-2. 

10/04/2021

People in Washington state infected with Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta variants have a higher risk of hospitalization compared to those infected with non-variant versions of SARS-CoV-2. 

10/04/2021

His order requiring health insurers to waive copays and deductibles for any consumer requiring testing for the 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 Oct. 31, 2021.

10/01/2021
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced an extension of Proclamation 21.15 that suspends and waives certain statutes in order to allow nursing homes to transfer or discharge residents to other long-term care facilities.

10/01/2021
Governor's Office

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued a technical correction update to the eviction bridge proclamation.

09/30/2021
Governor's Office