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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

A new report from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) helps illustrate which types of businesses and facilities experience the most COVID-19 outbreak activity.

08/04/2020

What’s the best advice we can give you regarding use of and documentation for CARES Act funding? Document, document, and document some more.

08/04/2020
State Auditor's Office

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the extension of two proclamations in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The extensions were approved by the Legislature in a July 30 letter.

08/04/2020
Governor's Office

Commerce distributing state CARES Act funding to community agencies that will operate assistance program to pay past due rent and prevent future evictions

08/03/2020
Commerce

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced updates for Phase 2 and Phase 3 fitness guidance as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan.

08/03/2020
Governor's Office

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) has allocated funds to the state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program at Commerce

08/03/2020
Commerce

The governor, with support from the Legislature, has announced that job search requirements will remain suspended through Sept. 1. This means the soonest claimants will be required to actively seek work is Sept. 6.

07/31/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the extension of 25 proclamations today in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The extensions were approved by the state Legislature.

07/31/2020
Governor's Office

DOH wants to make you aware that DOH experienced an outage with our reporting system today (7/31), which means today’s report will be posted late.

07/31/2020

Since the onset of the pandemic, the Department of Corrections has taken steps to slow virus spread among correctional facilities, including temporary suspension of visitation and pow wows. Correctional facilities have also temporarily suspended and/or modified recreational and classroom activities that normally involve group gatherings. In the Red Willow, ceremonies like the sweat lodge have been split into two shorter sessions, to allow for smaller groups. The ‘sweat’ portion has also been temporarily suspended.

07/31/2020
Department of Corrections

El gobernador, con el apoyo de la Legislatura, ha extendido la suspensión del requisito de búsqueda de empleo hasta el 1 de Septiembre.

07/31/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced updates to the July 24 guidance for restaurants, taverns, breweries, wineries and distilleries as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan. Changes include clarification about which establishments can offer indoor seating, temporary outdoor seating guidance and counter-style seating clarifications.

07/31/2020
Governor's Office

Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report, which outlines similar trends to our previous report. Transmission continues to increase overall in eastern and western Washington.

07/31/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation today related to the state's contact tracing efforts and personal information protection.

07/30/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the extension of proclamation 20-46.1, first issued in April, which relates to protections for high-risk employees and workers' rights. 

07/30/2020
Governor's Office