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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

The Washington State Department of Health will pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J & J) vaccine statewide starting immediately, following the guidance of the FDA/CDC.

04/13/2021

The Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) released two new audit reports on Tuesday related to the Employment Security Department (ESD). The first is an overall Performance Audit, examining the scope of, and reasons behind, the fraud and customer service delays in the state’s unemployment benefits program during the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/13/2021
Employment Security Division

Todas las oficinas están operando a capacidad reducida debido a los protocolos de COVID-19. Las citas son para personas con necesidades urgentes que no tienen más remedio que visitarnos en persona.

04/13/2021

"When we see increased rates of cases and hospitalizations, we need to act fast and do the right thing county-by-county to prevent more serious consequences from COVID-19 in our state. That is why the tough decisions are being made and some counties are being moved back to Phase 2."

04/12/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the rollback of three counties not meeting the Phase 3 Healthy Washington metrics for reopening activities.

04/12/2021
Governor's Office

"Cuando vemos el aumento de las tasas de casos y hospitalizaciones, debemos actuar rápidamente y hacer lo correcto condado por condado a fin de evitar más consecuencias graves de la COVID-19 en nuestro estado.

04/12/2021

Today, the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) received confirmation that the agency will receive more than $13 million in funding for our four State Veterans Homes.  The grant funding is provided through the CARES Act Extended Care Facilities Construction Grant.

04/12/2021
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

In alignment with a proclamation issued by Gov. Jay Inslee, the Department of Social and Health Services’ Behavioral Health Administration will immediately allow expanded indoor visitation at Eastern and Western State Hospitals, the Child Study and Treatment Center and the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island.

04/12/2021
Department of Social and Health Services

Gov. Jay Inslee today updated and clarified the criteria for counties to stay in Phase 3 of the state's Healthy Washington pandemic reopening plan. 

04/09/2021
Governor's Office

When Washington State announced the nation’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 in late January, no one then could have imagined what we were in for. 

04/09/2021
Washington National Guard

As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine climbs, more than 120 Washington National Guard soldiers and airmen are helping the state’s effort at four mass vaccination sites, while another 120 are making up mobile teams, traveling around the state administering the COVID-19 vaccination.

04/09/2021
Washington National Guard

Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19, which shows increasing transmission and daily case counts.

04/08/2021

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) continúa avanzando en sus iniciativas (solo en inglés) para la distribución y administración de la vacuna contra la COVID-19.

04/08/2021

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) publicó hoy el último informe de situación estatal (solo en inglés) sobre la COVID-19, que muestra un aumento en la transmisión de la enfermedad y en el recuento diario de casos. 

04/08/2021

The Rebuild Edition, a partnership between the Washington State Department of Commerce and Thurston Economic Development Council, has scheduled three new tracks for small businesses interested in achieving significant growth in the wake of COVID.

04/08/2021
Commerce