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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 U.S. Department of Agriculture extended several waivers that allow school districts to serve nutritious meals to students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Jay Inslee today announced nearly $190 million will be awarded from the state’s federal stimulus funding to local governments that did not receive direct distributions under the CARES Act. The new funding includes nearly $126 million that will be distributed to cities and counties and about $62 million to local health jurisdictions. The governor’s budget office approved the distributions, in consultation with legislative leaders.
El gobernador, con el apoyo de la legislatura, anunció que los requisitos de búsqueda de trabajo permanecerán suspendidos hasta el 1 de octubre.
We want you to be prepared. There are still people struggling today to find hand sanitizer and we all remember when toilet paper was a rare find. Yet both of these items have been standard on our recommended emergency kit list for years. That’s why we are launching our Prepare in a Year guide, geared to help you take one step a month for the next 12 months to get you prepared. We also have new preparedness webinars slated for Sept. 3 and Sept. 17.
Emergency orders waiving cost-sharing for coronavirus testing and protections from surprise billing are in effect until Sept. 27.
Gov. Jay Inslee today announced updated guidance for agritourism and the agricultural industry as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan.
Today, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report, which reflects an overall plateau and slight decline in COVID-19 cases in some areas.
Many AmeriCorps Washington members have safely engaged in a wide variety of COVID-19 related emergency relief activities such as food distribution/security, educational support/enrichment, volunteer management, and senior services.
The Washington State Department of Health will end the publication of COVID-19 death counts over the weekends starting the weekend of August 28-30.
El Departamento de Salud del estado de Washington (DOH, por sus siglas en inglés) eliminará la publicación de recuentos de muertes por COVID-19 durante los fines de semana, empezando con el fin de semana del 28 al 30 de agosto.
Gov. Jay Inslee today issued two proclamations related to public education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first proclamation relates to the Washington residency requirement for public university tuition waivers for graduate students and the second proclamation addresses student transportation for public K-12 schools.
The Washington State Department of Health’s guidance around testing has not changed: if you have symptoms, you need to get tested. If you’re a close contact of a confirmed case, you need to get tested.
The Washington State Department of Health is making changes to the way we process and report testing data statewide, in an effort to account for the true volume of tests being done and to better benchmark our progress.
Today, the Washington State Department of Health is announcing a standardized set of activities for counties in modified Phase 1 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start plan.