News

Regular updates can be found on the Department of Health’s Public Health Connection blog or the Governor's blog, or you can subscribe to daily bulletins from the state’s Joint Information Center.

 En espanol: Nuevo podcast and Bienestarwa

Latest News Conference

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

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH) publicó hoy el informe de situación estatal (solo disponible en inglés) más reciente, que refleja tendencias diferentes en la actividad de COVID-19 en las distintas regiones y los distintos grupos de edad.

08/07/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee announced guidance today that allows long-term care facilities to offer visitation and other activities. Many long-term care facilities were forced to curtail social activities for residents and visitors earlier this year due to COVID-19.

08/07/2020
Governor's Office

El Departamento de Salud (DOH) anunció hoy que, en el estado de Washington, hay en este momento 11 casos de síndrome inflamatorio multisistémico en niños (MIS-C) asociado a la COVID-19.

08/06/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced new recommendations from the Washington State Department of Health for resuming in-person instruction in public and private K-12 education for the upcoming 2020–2021 school year. Inslee was joined by Chris Reykdal, state Superintendent of Public Instruction at a press conference.

08/06/2020
Governor's Office

Building on a previous announcement regarding COVID re-opening, Gov. Jay Inslee joined Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to announce that their states will be working together on telehealth issues.

08/05/2020
Governor's Office

What’s the best advice we can give you regarding use of and documentation for CARES Act funding? Document, document, and document some more.

08/04/2020
State Auditor's Office

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the extension of two proclamations in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The extensions were approved by the Legislature in a July 30 letter.

08/04/2020
Governor's Office

A new report from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) helps illustrate which types of businesses and facilities experience the most COVID-19 outbreak activity.

08/04/2020

Un nuevo informe (solo disponible en inglés) del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH) ayuda a ilustrar en qué tipos de empresas e instalaciones se están produciendo más brotes de COVID-19.

08/04/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced updates for Phase 2 and Phase 3 fitness guidance as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan.

08/03/2020
Governor's Office

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) has allocated funds to the state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program at Commerce

08/03/2020
Commerce

Commerce distributing state CARES Act funding to community agencies that will operate assistance program to pay past due rent and prevent future evictions

08/03/2020
Commerce

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the extension of 25 proclamations today in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The extensions were approved by the state Legislature.

07/31/2020
Governor's Office

El gobernador, con el apoyo de la Legislatura, ha extendido la suspensión del requisito de búsqueda de empleo hasta el 1 de Septiembre.

07/31/2020

Since the onset of the pandemic, the Department of Corrections has taken steps to slow virus spread among correctional facilities, including temporary suspension of visitation and pow wows. Correctional facilities have also temporarily suspended and/or modified recreational and classroom activities that normally involve group gatherings. In the Red Willow, ceremonies like the sweat lodge have been split into two shorter sessions, to allow for smaller groups. The ‘sweat’ portion has also been temporarily suspended.

07/31/2020
Department of Corrections