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| Governor's Office

En el estado de Washington se encuentran disponibles miles de dosis de un medicamento contra el COVID-19 que podría salvar vidas y que podría beneficiar a las personas con mayor riesgo de hospitalización y muerte a causa del COVID-19.

04/04/2022

Do you have a driver license knowledge or skills test that expired on or after March 1, 2020? If you haven’t already, now is the time to finish the permitting and/or licensing process. Your temporary extension ends soon.

04/01/2022
Department of Licensing

Early in the pandemic, we decided to temporarily extend motorcycle exams/courses that expired on or after March 1, 2020. As of July 1, 2022, these extensions will end. This means expired exams or courses will no longer be accepted after June 30.

04/01/2022
Department of Licensing

Los mayores de 50 años y ciertas personas inmunodeprimidas ahora pueden recibir una segunda dosis de refuerzo de una vacuna de ARNm contra el COVID-19 (Pfizer-BioNTech o Moderna) cuando hayan pasado al menos cuatro meses de la dosis de refuerzo inicial.

03/30/2022

People age 50 and older and certain immunocompromised individuals can now get a second booster dose of an mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine at least four months after receiving their initial booster dose.

03/30/2022

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has extended two emergency orders.

03/25/2022
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Gov. Jay Inslee amended the vaccination requirement emergency proclamation 21-14, at the request of Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, to include contractors who contract with the Office of the Secretary of State.

03/23/2022
Governor's Office

While the full impact of the pandemic is not yet fully understood, the results of the survey will help in identifying the needs of students now and moving forward. 

03/22/2022
Health Care Authority

The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s (WSDA) headquarters building in Olympia will reopen to the public beginning Monday, March 21.

03/18/2022
Washington State Dept of Agriculture

Mientras la respuesta de Washington contra el COVID-19 continúa evolucionando, el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) presenta su plan ForWArd (Washington Avanza) (en inglés) a largo plazo para mantener a las personas seguras y saludables mientras avanzamo

03/17/2022

The Department of Social and Health Services reopened its Community Services Offices to full in-person services on Monday, Feb. 28.

03/17/2022
Department of Social and Health Services

As Washington’s COVID-19 response continues to evolve, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is laying out its long-term ForWArd plan to keep people safe and healthy as we move to the next phase of the pandemic and co-exist with COVID-19 for the foreseeable future.

03/17/2022

OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against Seattle-based US Stemology and its owner, Dr. Tami Meraglia, for deceptively marketing stem cell treatments for COVID-19 and dozens of other serious medical conditions, including asthma, lupus, Parkinson’s, congestive heart failure and multiple sclerosis.

03/15/2022
Washington Attorney General's Office

Today, Gov. Jay Inslee updated Proclamation 20-25 (Washington Ready) to rescind the face covering requirement in most places.

03/11/2022
Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has released new guidance for schools, child care, day camps, and other youth activities, with changes to masking rules effective March 12.

03/09/2022