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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.

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El secretario de Salud del estado de Washington, John Wiesman, aprobó hoy a 14 condados para pasar a la siguiente fase del plan de Comienzo Seguro (solo disponible en inglés) del gobernador Jay Inslee.

06/05/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued guidance for sporting activities in Phases 2 and 3. The guidance covers professional sporting activities, youth team sports and adult recreational team sports. 

06/05/2020
Governor's Office

Today Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman approved 14 counties to move into the next phase of Governor Jay Inslee’s Safe Start plan.

06/05/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee today released a template for businesses in Phase 3 of the Washington “Safe Start” plan. Each business or entity operating in Phase 3 must develop a written safety plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19.

06/05/2020
Governor's Office

El gobernador Jay Inslee y el Centro de Información Conjunta del estado lanzaron una versión actualizada del 

06/03/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee and the state’s Joint Information Center have launched an updated version of the state’s COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard.

06/03/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance today further clarifying requirements for the agricultural industry. This comes after the governor issued Proclamation 20-57 last week concerning the health of agricultural workers.

06/02/2020
Governor's Office

Gov. Jay Inslee extended protections for renters today as COVID-19 continues to impact the finances of Washingtonians statewide.

06/02/2020
Governor's Office

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued guidance for library operations, including plans to resume service through the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, in Phase 1 and Phase 2, and drive-in theater operations for Phase 2.

06/02/2020
Governor's Office

 El secretario de Salud del estado de Washington, John Wiesman, aprobó hoy la solicitud del condado de Klickitat para pasar a la fase 2 del 

06/01/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued higher education and workforce training requirements in Phase 1 and Phase 2.

These guidelines do not apply generally to higher education institutions; they apply only to workforce training programs that require in-classroom/lab practicums only.

06/01/2020
Governor's Office

Hoy comienzan a enviarse los suministros que forman parte de los esfuerzos del estado de Washington para realizarles pruebas a miles de miembros del personal y residentes de instalaciones de cuidado a largo plazo de todo el estado en un período de dos semanas.

06/01/2020

Today Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman approved the application for Klickitat County to move into Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start plan.

06/01/2020

Supply shipments start today as part of Washington state’s effort to test thousands of staffers and residents at long term care facilities across the state in two weeks’ time. Supplies include test kits, personal protective equipment and return shipment materials, to be sent in waves every three days to ensure labs have the capacity to process all of the samples.

06/01/2020
Department of Health

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued his Safe Start proclamation as the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is set to expire tonight at 11:59 PM. The governor announced Safe Start — Washington’s Phased Reopening plan on Friday during a press conference where he detailed the county-by-county approach. 

05/31/2020