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Hoy, el secretario de Salud del estado de Washington, John Wiesman, firmó la Orden 20-03, la cual exige el uso de tapabocas en cualquier lugar público, en interio

06/24/2020

El secretario de Salud del estado de Washington, John Wiesman, autorizó hoy al condado de Thurston para avanzar a la fase 3 del plan de Comienzo Seguro del gobernador Jay Inslee.

06/24/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee was joined today by presidents of Washington colleges and universities to unveil the guidance for reopening in-person instruction at higher education institutions in the fall.

06/24/2020
Governor's Office

Today Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman signed Order 20-03 mandating the use of face coverings in any indoor or outdoor public setting in the stat

06/24/2020

Today Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman approved Thurston County to move to Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee's Safe Start plan.

06/24/2020

Today Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman approved Kittitas County to move to Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee's Safe Start plan.

06/23/2020

Beginning June 26, every Washingtonian in an indoor public space, or in an outside public space when unable to physically distance from others, will be legally required to wear a face covering.

06/23/2020
Governor's Office

El secretario de Salud del estado de Washington, John Wiesman, autorizó hoy al condado de Kittitas para avanzar a la fase 3 del plan de Comienzo Seguro del gobernador Jay Inslee.

06/23/2020

Employment Security is restricting inbound calls to our claims center June 24 - July 2. This will allow claims agents to focus on outbound calling to resolve complex issues for customers who have been waiting the longest for their benefits and free up staff time to process claims with simpler issues.

06/22/2020
Employment Security Division

Gov. Jay Inslee announced additional clarification today for non-religious weddings and funeral or memorial services in Phases 1, 2 and 3. This comes as more counties move forward under Washington's Safe Start recovery plan.

06/19/2020
Governor's Office

The largest number of COVID-19 cases in Washington state is associated with health care workers and people who provide healthcare support, according to data in a new report.

06/19/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee signed two new and one updated proclamation today in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

06/19/2020
Governor's Office

Today Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman approved King County to move to Phase 2 and Island, Lewis, and Mason counties to move to Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee's Safe Start plan.

06/19/2020

La cantidad más alta de casos de COVID-19 en el estado de Washington está asociada con los trabajadores de atención médica y las personas que proveen servicios de respaldo de atención médica, según los datos en un

06/19/2020

El secretario de Salud del estado de Washington, John Wiesman, autorizó hoy al condado de King para avanzar a la fase 2 y a los condados de Island, Lewis y Mason a avanzar a la fase 3 del plan de Comienzo Seguro del gobernador Jay Inslee.

06/19/2020