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The Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) and the state Department of Health (DOH) filed updated emergency rules today to protect farmworkers living in temporary worker housing from COVID-19.

05/07/2021
LNI

There are some signs in the most recent data that cases may be starting to flatten, but disease activity remains high – meaning vaccination efforts and behavior like wearing masks, keeping physical distance and gathering outdoors are still critical.

05/07/2021

En los datos más recientes, hay algunas señales de que la curva de casos podría estar comenzado a aplanarse; sin embargo, la actividad de la enfermedad se mantiene alta.

05/07/2021

El Centro del Sistema de Mando y Coordinación de Acciones de Vacunación (VACCS, por su sigla en inglés) se asoció con Lyft, Uber, United Way Worldwide, Washington 211 y los Centros de Salud Comunitarios Sea Mar para proporcionar acceso a viajes gratuitos y con descuento a las citas de vacunación

05/05/2021

As of May 3, more than 5,642,156 doses of vaccine have been given across the state, which is nearly 81% of the 6,967,540 doses that have been delivered to our providers and federal partnership programs.

05/05/2021

The Vaccine Action Command and Coordination System (VACCS) Center has partnered with Lyft, Uber, United Way Worldwide, Washington 211 and Sea Mar Community Health Centers to provide access to free and discounted rides to vaccine appointments for people with transportation challenges.

05/05/2021

Hasta el 3 de mayo, se han administrado más de 5,642,156 dosis de la vacuna en todo el estado, lo cual equivale a casi el 81 % de las 6,967,540 dosis entregadas a los proveedores y programas de atención a largo plazo.

05/05/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a two-week pause on movement in the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan. Under the pause, every county will remain in its current phase. At the end of two weeks, each county will be re-evaluated.

05/04/2021
Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Commerce is partnering with ArtsFund to provide over $10 million in grants to help community organizations across the state that have been impacted by the pandemic.

05/03/2021
Commerce

The Washington State Department of Corrections is pleased to announce that Safe Start Corrections Visitation is moving forward, with first visit sessions occurring on May 9, 2021. When the COVID-19 outbreak hit the country in March 2020, the department was forced to temporarily close visitation for safety reasons and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in its facilities.

05/03/2021
Department of Corrections

Gov. Jay Inslee today approved an update to the guidance documents for spectator events and religious and faith based organizations that allows facilities to increase capacity by adding sections for vaccinated attendees.

05/03/2021
Governor's Office

Gov. Jay Inslee today approved an update to the guidance documents for Proclamation 20-66, Operations and Visitation, for long term care facilities. 

04/30/2021
Governor's Office

El registro de datos (solo en inglés) del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) incluye ahora los datos sobre la raza y la etnia de las personas que se vacunaron a nivel del condado.

04/30/2021

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler extended his emergency order directing all state-regulated health insurers to make additional coverage changes to aid consumers during the coronavirus pandemic. His order is in effect until May 30.

04/30/2021
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is adjusting the way COVID-19 vaccines are allocated in an effort to quickly and equitably reach more people statewide and get vaccine where it’s needed most.

04/29/2021