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A statement by State Superintendent Chris Reykdal on his recommendation to the Department of Health and Governor to make masks a local health department decision for students in K–12 schools

02/09/2022
OSPI

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is re-opening a statewide portal that allows people to order COVID-19 rapid tests online, then have them shipped to their doorsteps. This time, 1.45 million tests will be available, serving 290,000 households.

02/08/2022

el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por sus siglas en inglés) está reabriendo el portal estatal que permite a las personas solicitar pruebas rápidas de COVID-19 en línea que serán enviadas a la puerta de su casa.

02/08/2022

When workers housed in Thurston County hotels and employed at a Lewis County distribution center got sick with COVID-19, they walked to the hospital for help and feared they could lose their jobs if they went home sick.

02/08/2022
LNI

A fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine can help some people with weakened immune systems be less likely to catch COVID-19 and get severely ill.

02/03/2022

La cuarta dosis de la vacuna contra la COVID-19 podría ayudar a algunas personas con sistema inmunitario debilitado a disminuir sus probabilidades de contraer la COVID-19 y enfermarse de gravedad.

02/03/2022

Testing centers stored samples in trash bags, provided false negative results or sometimes no results at all

01/31/2022
Washington Attorney General's Office

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) reabre un portal estatal que permite a las personas solicitar las pruebas rápidas de COVID-19 en línea y recibirlas en la puerta de sus hogares.

01/31/2022

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has added additional vaccination data to the state’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard to include vaccination rates for children ages 5 through 11 and people who received additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

01/31/2022

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is re-opening a statewide portal that allows people to order COVID-19 rapid tests online, then have them shipped to their doorsteps.

01/31/2022

El Departamento de Salud del estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) ha agregado más datos sobre la vacunación al registro de datos sobre la COVID-19 del estado (solo en inglés) para incluir las tasas de vacunación de los niños de 5 a 11 años y de las personas que recibieron dosis adic

01/31/2022

The incarcerated individuals on the docket are currently in quarantine due to COVID‐19 and not available for their hearings.

01/28/2022
Department of Corrections

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.

01/25/2022
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Today, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) will make a number of changes to the way it presents information on its COVID-19 Data Dashboard. The goal is to display current trends and information that are most applicable to the current phase of the pandemic.

01/21/2022

Gov. Jay Inslee has requested 100 Washington National Guard personnel to help alleviate staffing demands and offer testing capabilities at eight hospitals across our state.

01/21/2022