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Los jóvenes de 12 a 17 años deben recibir una dosis de refuerzo de la vacuna contra la COVID-19 de Pfizer-BioNTech al menos 5 meses después de completar la serie de vacunación principal.

01/06/2022

This report includes information on hospitalizations and deaths, demographics, trends over time, and vaccination status of people with a reinfection where DOH has information about both infection events.

01/06/2022

If we’ve learned anything over the past couple of years in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s the importance of disaster preparedness. Preparing for a disaster will not only give you peace of mind when planning for an unexpected event, but it can also save your life and the lives of those around you.

01/05/2022

As Washington state is experiencing a dramatic rise in COVID cases due to the Omicron variant, Gov. Jay Inslee announced steps today to contain the spread.

01/05/2022
Governor's Office

Tracking cases and preventing further spread of disease starts with testing; anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or known exposures should get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection.

12/30/2021

El seguimiento de los casos y la prevención de una mayor propagación de la enfermedad comienzan con las pruebas.

12/30/2021

En el estado de Washington se está registrando un pico de casos de COVID-19 y se espera que los contagios aumenten en las próximas semanas.

12/29/2021

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 Jan. 28.

12/29/2021
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

The state of Washington is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases, and transmission is expected to rise in the coming weeks.

12/29/2021

Today, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced updates to state isolation and quarantine guidance, in alignment with the newly released recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

12/28/2021

Hoy, el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) anunció actualizaciones de las orientaciones estatales sobre el aislamiento y la cuarentena, en consonancia con las nuevas recomendaciones de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC, por

12/28/2021

The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is citing and fining the state Department of Corrections $60,000 for failing to enforce COVID-19 social distancing and mask procedures for employees at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen, Wash.

12/22/2021
LNI

Washington’s exposure notification app is launching a new feature that will allow those who test positive for COVID-19 with an at-home test to anonymously notify others of a potential exposure.

12/22/2021

Gracias a la nueva función de la aplicación de notificaciones de exposición de Washington, aquellos que den positivo en la prueba de COVID-19 casera podrán notificar anónimamente a otros de una posible exposición.

12/22/2021

The governor and Trudi Inslee released a video today, as the holidays approach and more people gather with family and friends, the omicron variant is spreading through the state. The Inslees urged everyone to get vaccinated, boosted, use caution and wear masks this holiday season.

12/22/2021
Governor's Office