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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

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the extension of 27 proclamations today in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

11/10/2020
Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Health is announcing 1,777 new COVID-19 cases today. Last week, we announced 1,000 new cases in a day for the first time since mid-summer. Last Friday, we shared a report detailing how COVID-19 spread is intensifying across the state.

11/07/2020

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with our COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning efforts.

11/06/2020

 El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) anuncia 1,777casos nuevos de COVID-19 hoy. La semana pasada, anunciamos 1,000 casos nuevos en un día por primera vez desde mediados del verano.

11/06/2020

2020 Teacher of the Year Amy Cambell shared her experience with remote / hybrid / in-person teaching during the current pandemic during this past week's Washington State Board of Education meeting.

11/06/2020
Washington State Board of Education

State and Health officials will talk about a New Report on COVID-19 and Schools in this Media Briefing

11/05/2020

Durante el mes de octubre, nuestro equipo de participación comunitaria se comunicó con las comunidades, los trabajadores y los sectores comerciales afectados de manera desproporcionada por la COVID-19 y, también, con las comunidades y los sectores que corren mayor riesgo de contraer o propagar la

11/05/2020

Today, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released a new report by the Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) that quantifies how various diagnostic screening scenarios could help mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission associated with reopening schools.

11/05/2020

Today, Washington state reported 1,047 new COVID cases in a single day. Today’s number is a new daily high since mid-July.

10/30/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued a directive to the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) to issue an emergency rule regarding continuity of pension benefits for school district employees continuing to experience work disruptions as a result of remote learning.

10/30/2020
Governor's Office

El estado de Washington informó hoy 1,047 casos nuevos de COVID-19 en un mismo día. El número de hoy es un nuevo récord diario desde mediados de julio.

10/30/2020

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has extended two emergency orders. His order requiring health insurers to waive copays and deductibles for any consumer requiring testing for 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 Nov. 24.

10/29/2020
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Warning to health care professionals with Washington licenses: Beware of scammers falsely claiming to represent the Washington State Department of Health – and don’t send money to anyone without being certain of the recipient’s identity.

10/29/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every facet of daily life over the past eight months. While this time has been challenging, Washingtonians have met it with resilience and determination to listen to science and keep the virus under control. It has also shined a light on Washington’s frontline heroes, such as state maintenance workers, who have continued working every day to make sure rest areas are clean, open and safe through it all.

10/29/2020
Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with our COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning efforts.

10/29/2020