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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.

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The Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) is grateful for the continued commitment and dedication that child care providers have demonstrated to the children and families in our state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/08/2020

Immunization rates among children 

05/08/2020

Camp Murray, WA — El secretario de salud del estado de Washington, John Wiesman, aprobó hoy las solicitudes de los condados de Columbia, Garfield, Lincoln, Ferry y Pend Oreille para pasar a la fase 2 del plan de Comienzo Seguro

05/08/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee released additional guidance today for businesses and services under Safe Start Phase 1, including the ability for retail outlets to provide curbside service, pet walking and landscaping.

05/08/2020

Las tasas de vacunación entre los niños parecen estar disminuyendo durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Esto deja a los niños y a las comunidades en riesgo.

05/08/2020

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced local governments will soon receive their portion of nearly $300 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds awarded to the state to address COVID-19-related costs.

05/08/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance this week for restarting essential workforce development programs under the Safe Start Phase 1 recovery plan laid out earlier this week.

05/07/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Department of Health released an update today to the Risk-Assessment Dashboard. This tool helps gauge when and how to best lift restrictions around ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy” in Washington.

05/07/2020

The Business and Workers update is a weekly newsletter providing news and information to help businesses and workers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The information is compiled by the state Economic Resiliency Team (ERT), part of the Joint Information Center at Camp Murray.

05/07/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance today for resuming the car wash industry under the Safe Start Phase 1 recovery plan laid out earlier this week.

05/07/2020

... Launching primarily as parking lot hotspots in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the free community Wi-Fi is accessible regardless of how users arrive at the locations. 

05/07/2020

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) has secured more than $4 million in federal funding to respond to increased behavioral health service needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/07/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation today at the request of the Office of Financial Management addressing increased COVID-19 related costs for certain represented employees.

05/07/2020

Washington State Department of Health officials are alarmed by reports of “coronavirus parties” in which uninfected people are mingling with COVID-19 positive individuals to try to contract the virus

05/06/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance today for vehicle and vessel sales, and drive-in religious services allowed under the Safe Start Phase 1 recovery plan laid out earlier this week.

05/06/2020