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Gov. Jay Inslee today issued guidance for resuming pet grooming operations in Phase 2.

05/18/2020
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Camp Murray, WA — Today Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman approved the variance application for Asotin County to move into Phase 2 of Gov.

05/18/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued guidance for construction, golf and photography in Phase 2.

Through the Washington "Safe Start" plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in phases, with adequate safety and health standards in place. Each phase will be at least three weeks.

05/15/2020

El secretario de Salud del estado de Washington, John Wiesman, aprobó hoy la solicitud de autorización de reapertura anticipada del condado de Whitman para pasar a la fase 2 del 

05/15/2020

The Department of Health is aware of rumors and misinformation circulating about quarantine orders and specialized quarantine facilities.

05/15/2020

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

05/15/2020

Camp Murray, WA — A new statewide report shows COVID-19 transmission is persisting in western Washington and slowly increasing in eastern Washington.

05/15/2020

Today Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman approved the variance application for Whitman County to move into Phase 2 of Gov.

05/15/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement today on voluntary contact information for patrons as part of phased reopening. 

05/15/2020

CAMP MURRAY, WA – Un nuevo informe estatal (solo en inglés) muestra que la transmisión de COVID-19 persiste en el oeste de Washington y aumenta lentamente en el este del estado.

05/15/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued guidance clarifying Phase 1 outdoor recreation requirements, and set forth outdoor recreation guidance for Phase 2.

Through the Washington "Safe Start" plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in phases, with adequate safety and health standards in place. Each phase will be at least three weeks.

05/14/2020

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05/14/2020

OLYMPIA – Employment Security Department Commissioner, Suzi LeVine, released this statement regarding the rise in unemployment imposter fraud attempts:

“Since the start of May – and particularly in the past week – the Employment Security Department has seen a significant rise in reports of imposter fraud. This is where bad actors have stolen Washingtonians’ personal information from sources outside of the agency and are using it to apply for unemployment benefits. To be clear – Employment Security has not had a breach of our system and no data has been taken from our agency.

05/14/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance today for resuming personal services and professional services for counties granted variance under the Safe Start Phase 2 recovery plan laid out last week.

05/13/2020