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El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) ha publicado nuevas pautas para escuelas, centros de cuidado infantil, campamentos diurnos y otros centros de actividades juveniles (solo en inglés), que incluyen modificaciones en las normas sobre el uso de mascarill

03/09/2022

Vaccine booster dose data is now available on the Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH) COVID-19 Data Dashboard. 

03/02/2022

El registro de datos de COVID-19 (solo en inglés) del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) incluye ahora los datos sobre las dosis de refuerzo de la vacuna. 

03/02/2022

Desde que cerramos brevemente las oficinas al comienzo de la pandemia, hemos reabierto todas menos una de nuestras 45 oficinas de licencias de conducir de tiempo completo en todo el estado.

03/01/2022

Since closing offices at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve reopened all but one of our 45 full-time driver licensing locations statewide.

03/01/2022

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) pandemic-related waivers that allowed some commercial drivers to operate with expired licenses and medical certificates have ended. The Department of Licensing (DOL) no longer has the authority to extend the expiration dates of these credentials.

03/01/2022
Department of Licensing

After 11:59 p.m. on March 11, California, Oregon and Washington will be adopting new indoor mask policies and move from mask requirements to mask recommendations in schools.

02/28/2022
Governor's Office

His order requiring health insurers to waive copays and deductibles for any consumer requiring testing for the 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 March 29.

02/23/2022
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Due to decreasing case counts of COVID-19, the Washington State Department of Corrections will resume visitation at those prison and work release facilities which are no longer on “facility wide outbreak status.”

02/22/2022
Department of Corrections

With dropping hospitalization rates, improving vaccination rates, and broad access to masks and tests, Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the state can soon move into a less restrictive phase of the COVID-19 response. 

02/17/2022
Governor's Office

The company also agreed to permanently stop all operations in Washington

02/17/2022
Washington Attorney General's Office

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) se complace en compartir que WA Verify, el sistema de registro digital de verificación de la COVID-19 del estado, ha generado con éxito más de un millón de códigos QR para la población de Washington, lo que permite a

02/11/2022

No serious adverse reactions reported; Department of Corrections is reviewing

02/11/2022
Department of Corrections

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is pleased to share WA Verify, the state’s Digital COVID-19 Verification Record system, has successfully generated more than 1 million QR codes for Washington residents, making it easier and faster for people to provide digital proof of their COVID-

02/11/2022

As part of a series of actions announced by Gov. Jay Inslee last month to ease the strain on hospitals and staff during the omicron surge, the Department of Social and Health Services is increasing the resources needed to transition non-COVID patients who no longer need acute care into long-term care facilities.

02/10/2022
DSHS