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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

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

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

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) está adoptando las pautas establecidas por los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC, por su sigla en inglés) sobre el comportamiento tras la vacunación.

03/09/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today in response to increasing and escalating acts of violence targeting Asians and Asian-Americans.

03/09/2021
Governor's Office

Due to the lower unemployment rate in Washington state, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) notified the Employment Security Department last week that our state’s Extended Benefits (EB) program is ending March 13, 2021.

03/09/2021
Employment Security Division

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is adopting the guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding post-vaccine behavior.

03/09/2021

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced today that health care providers have given more than two million doses of COVID-19 vaccine since rollout began in mid-December. 

03/08/2021

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that, as a result of his lawsuit, Seattle-based ticketing company Brown Paper Tickets must fully refund all consumers who purchased tickets to canceled events, and pay all money it owes to organizers of past events. 

03/08/2021
Washington Attorney General's Office