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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 today announced updated guidance for religious and faith based organizations as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan.
Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation today establishing safety guidelines for higher education institutions and living facilities.
COVID-19 Response Update Media Briefing with state and Health officials.
Data from the Washington State Department of Health show that case numbers in western Washington counties are climbing at an alarming rate, near or beyond previous peaks in some areas.
ESD: As we head into the seventh month of the pandemic, we're taking some lessons learned from these past months and making changes to improve our phone service.These changes will help resolve issues and questions more quickly, getting eligible claimants their payments faster.
Los datos del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (solo disponible en inglés) muestran que la cantidad de casos en los condados de la zona oeste de Washington está aumentando a un ritmo alarmante, en algunas áreas de manera similar o más rápido que en picos anteriores.
Today we received confirmation that a staff person at the Spokane facility was diagnosed with COVID-19. This staff person is now isolated at home.
Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the extensions of the eviction moratorium and public utility proclamations as COVID-19 continues to impact the finances of Washingtonians statewide. Both proclamations were extended to December 31.
OLYMPIA – Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19 transmission.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with our COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning efforts. We are working with the federal government and local partners within Washington to plan for the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available.
Today, we received confirmation that an employee at the Walla Walla Veterans Home, was diagnosed with COVID-19, the employee is self-isolated at home.
Update on the COVID-19 response in Washington state with state and Health officials.
OLYMPIA. El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH) publicó hoy el último informe de situación del estado (solo disponible en inglés) sobre la transmisión de COVID-19.
The Great Washington ShakeOut will still be happening at 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 15, although it’s likely going to look a little different. Due to COVID-19, work environments continue to adapt and change. Some schools and colleges are still operating completely online. It seems like every day, we are confronting new challenges. All while earthquakes are still happening. One thing's for sure: We all still need to practice drop, cover and hold on because an earthquake can strike without warning.
Gov. Jay Inslee today introduced a new state effort to help communities recover from the social and economic damage wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.Though the state continues to battle the deadly virus, the Washington Recovery Group will help strengthen the state’s recovery efforts. The new group will help state agencies coordinate with local governments, higher education and the private sector.