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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

As the state advances to the next tier of vaccine eligibility, the Washington State Department of Health wants to emphasize that the expansion will include some people with disabilities. 

03/17/2021

A medida que el estado avanza hacia el próximo nivel de elegibilidad para la vacuna, el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington quiere destacar que la ampliación incluirá algunas personas con discapacidades.

03/17/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee today signed an emergency proclamation prohibiting all public K-12 schools in Washington from failing to provide opportunities in both remote instruction and on-campus, in-person instruction.

03/15/2021
Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is proud of the success our four state-led mass vaccination sites continue to achieve.

03/13/2021

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) está orgulloso del éxito que continúan teniendo los cuatro centros de vacunación masiva del estado.

03/13/2021

The American Rescue Plan Act dramatically expands access to free and low-cost health insurance for more than 200,000 people who get their health insurance through Washington’s Healthplanfinder, our state's Exchange.

03/12/2021
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19.

03/12/2021

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) publicó hoy el último informe de situación estatal (solo en inglés) sobre la COVID-19.

03/12/2021

As of March 8, more than 2,140,418 doses of vaccine have been given across the state, which is nearly 78% of the 2,746,870 doses that have been delivered to our providers and long-term care programs. Washington is currently averaging 46,119 vaccine doses given each day. 

03/11/2021

The Guard's mobile vaccination team specializes in reaching Washington residents in high-risk communities and remote areas.

03/11/2021
Washington National Guard

At its March 11 meeting, the State Board of Education (SBE) adopted emergency rules that allow school districts to waive certain graduation requirements for individual students due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These emergency rules apply immediately to the graduating Class of 2021.

03/11/2021
Washington State Board of Education

Hasta el 8 de marzo, se han administrado más de 2,140,418 dosis de la vacuna en todo el estado, lo cual equivale a casi el 78 % de las 2,746,870 dosis entregadas a los proveedores y programas de atención a largo plazo.

03/11/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery will be transitioning from a regional approach to a county-by-county evaluation process. The governor also announced a new third phase of the Roadmap, a return for in-person spectators for professional and high school sports.

03/11/2021
Governor's Office

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today after President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act. 

03/11/2021
Governor's Office

Employment Security Department Acting Commissioner Cami Feek released this statement regarding the passage of the new federal stimulus bill. This bill is expected to be signed into law by President Joe Biden later this week, averting the expiration of several key unemployment benefits.

03/10/2021
Employment Security Division