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In an effort to maintain transparency, the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) continues to share information on COVID-19 and its impact on our State Veterans Homes.

07/27/2021
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

El último informe de situación de modelado y de vigilancia de la COVID-19 (solo en inglés) del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) muestra un nuevo incremento repentino: los casos están aumentando en el estado a medida que la variante delta se propaga.

07/27/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee today rescinded two COVID-19 emergency proclamations and gave advance notice of the rescission of a third emergency proclamation.

07/27/2021
Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Corrections’ (DOC) Safe Start Plan will go into effect August 15, 2021. DOC Secretary Cheryl Strange has announced contact visitation in prisons will resume on that date and the age restriction for visitors will be eliminated. Up to three approved visitors may visit an individual at one time, starting on August 15, 2021.

07/22/2021
Department of Corrections

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued a statement regarding the federal government's recent announcement of continued U.S.-Canada border closure.

07/21/2021
Governor's Office

Gov. Jay Inslee today terminated two proclamations and gave advance notice of the termination of one additional proclamation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

07/20/2021
Governor's Office

Last Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH announced the Power of Providers (POP) Initiative to continue to encourage all health care providers in the state to reach out and talk to their patients about COVID-19 vaccination.

07/19/2021

El viernes pasado, el gobernador Jay Inslee y el secretario de salud Umair A.

07/19/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee sent a letter today to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken reiterating his call for reopening the U.S.-Canada land border for non-essential travel to provide relief for individuals and communities impacted by the prolonged closure.

07/16/2021
Governor's Office

The Poulsbo driver licensing office will reopen for all services Tuesday, July 20, by appointment only.

07/15/2021

La oficina de licencias de conducir de Poulsbo reabrirá para todos los servicios el martes 20 de julio, solo con cita previa.

07/15/2021

The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved over $15.3 million in grants and $2.6 million in low-interest loans for planning, economic development and rural broadband infrastructure construction projects.

07/15/2021
Commerce

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) anuncia, con gran entusiasmo, que el estado ha alcanzado su objetivo de vacunar al 70 % de la población.

07/14/2021

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is thrilled to share today the state reached its 70% vaccination goal. As of July 12, 70% of people 16 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 

07/14/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee today gave advance notice of the termination of two proclamations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Advance notice is provided to give stakeholders time to adjust their procedures.

07/13/2021
Governor's Office