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El Departamento de Salud del estado de Washington ha actualizado los datos de las tasas de inmunización en la niñez en el estado, las que demuestran que muchos niños en edad escolar no se dieron las vacunas recomendadas en 2020.

08/16/2021

Health care providers can now offer third doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to certain immunocompromised individuals following recommendations from the U.S.

08/14/2021

Los proveedores de atención médica pueden ahora ofrecer una tercera dosis de las vacunas de Pfizer-BioNTech y Moderna contra la COVID-19 a ciertas personas inmunocomprometidas después de la recomendación de la FDA (por su sigla en inglés, Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los EE.

08/14/2021

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are accelerating across the state of Washington, demonstrating the delta variant’s potential to unravel our hard-fought progress toward recovery.

08/13/2021

Los casos de COVID-19 y las hospitalizaciones se están acelerando en todo el estado de Washington, demostrando el potencial de la variante delta de desbaratar nuestro progreso hacia la recuperación conseguido con tanto esfuerzo.

08/13/2021

Since March of 2020, Washington National Guardsmen working in support of the COVID-19 response with Joint Task Force Steelhead supported 79 food banks and distribution centers across the state, providing 6.4 million meals and 98.7 million pounds of food.

08/13/2021
Washington National Guard

 Everyone who works at SAO will be required to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18, with exceptions only for health and religious reasons.

08/09/2021
State Auditor's Office

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a requirement for most state workers, and on-site contractors and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. State employees and workers in private health care and long-term care settings will have until October 18 to be fully vaccinated.

08/09/2021
Governor's Office

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler will require the 243 employees at his agency to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 18, 2021. The announcement follows Gov. Jay Inslee’s directive to all cabinet-level agencies and request for other state leaders to follow suit. 

08/09/2021
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued an emergency proclamation mandating that most state executive branch employees and on-site contractors and volunteers, along with public and private health care and long-term care workers, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18.

08/09/2021
Governor's Office

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has extended two emergency orders. 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 Sept. 5, 2021.

08/09/2021
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Settlement follows L&I fines and citations in connection with worker COVID-19 deaths

08/04/2021
LNI

Gov. Jay Inslee today rescinded one COVID-19 emergency proclamation and gave advance notice of the rescission of another emergency proclamation.

08/04/2021
Governor's Office

Officer Forrest, 42 years of age, died on June 17, 2021 in the line of duty due to complications from COVID-19.

08/04/2021
Department of Corrections

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) manifiesta preocupación por el aumento de casos y hospitalizaciones por COVID-19 que se producen en todo el estado debido a la propagación de la variante delta.

08/03/2021