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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 today an emergency proclamation that mandates the immediate two-week closure of all restaurants, bars, and entertainment and recreational facilities, as well as additional limits on large gatherings. The new orders go into effect at midnight tonight and will be in place through March 31.
El Departamento de Salud del estado de Washington y la Oficina del Comisionado de Seguros se están asegurando de que los ciudadanos no tengan dificultades financieras para hacerse la prueba de la COVID-19 cuando lo necesiten.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Washington small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
La pandemia de COVID-19 seguramente ha hecho que salga corriendo a la tienda a comprar desinfectante para manos, toallitas desinfectantes y otros artículos.
Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement tonight that further expands protections against COVID-19.
“Given the explosion of COVID-19 in our state and globally, I will sign a statewide emergency proclamation tomorrow to temporarily shut down restaurants, bars and entertainment and recreational facilities.
“Restaurants will be allowed to provide take-out and delivery services but no in-person dining will be permitted.
The Washington State Department of Health and the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) are making sure residents don’t face financial barriers to COVID-19 testing when they need it.
In order to further slow the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Jay Inslee announced his intention to sign several executive orders today to expand statewide closures of schools, limit large gatherings and expand protocols for adult family homes.
A critical part of our state’s effort to contain and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 is to ensure our health care providers have the equipment they need to give safe care.
Governor Jay Inslee announced new community strategies and social distancing plans Wednesday at a news conference in Seattle to minimize COVID-19 exposure, particularly in counties hit hardest by the virus.
Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed that an employee working at the department’s Tumwater campus has tested positive for COVID-19.
The employee was last at work Friday, March 6, and had no symptoms. Over the weekend, they began feeling unwell and followed up with their doctor. They took immediate action to isolate themselves, which drastically reduced exposure to others.
The Washington State Department of Health, alongside partners at Bloodworks Northwest, is encouraging eligible donors to continue to give blood.
Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that all public and private K-12 schools in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties will close for the next six weeks.
Today, Governor Inslee announced mandatory six-week closures for all schools within King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. Below is Superintendent Chris Reykdal’s statement.
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Based on Governor Inslee’s press conference today, and after consultation with, Pierce County District Court, Tacoma Municipal Court and the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department, Pierce County Superior Court will implement the following changes in response to the COVID-19 risk. Beginning March 16, 2020, the number of jurors who are called will be reduced, and two jury orientation rooms will be provided to increase social distancing between jurors.