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

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that Washington is setting new requirements for commercial airports and recommendations for airlines.

09/24/2020
Governor's Office

The coronavirus pandemic forced Washington residents to develop scores of new habits. What’s one more? If you’re used to visiting a driver licensing office for your service needs, it’s time to try something different: online services.

09/23/2020
Department of Licensing

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued guidance for miscellaneous venues, including convention/conference centers, designated meeting spaces in hotels, events centers and other similar venues as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan.

09/22/2020
Governor's Office

The state Department of Commerce unveiled the state’s new Economic Recovery Dashboard, a unique tool for analyzing and visualizing data from public and private organizations to reliably examine the impact of COVID-19 on the state’s economy. The dashboard details, on regional, demographic and industry sector levels, numerous metrics that could help guide state and local leaders as they chart a path to an equitable, statewide economic recovery.

09/21/2020
Commerce

Effective today, all agritourism activities are allowed to operate in Modified Phase 1 counties under Phase 2 guidance. 

09/21/2020
Governor's Office

Today, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report. The report shows an overall decline in COVID-19 cases in western Washington and a plateau in eastern Washington, with significant differences from county to county.

 

09/20/2020

Five federal regions (four states and a city) have been chosen to be pilot states in the CDC’s planning. Washington is not one of the pilot states. However, we will develop our plans based on lessons learned from the pilot project.

09/18/2020

Today, Govs. Jay Inslee and Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan issued the following statement after reports that the Trump administration rejected a plan to send hundreds of millions of cloth face masks to every U.S. household in April  -- starting with especially hard-hit areas in their states -- to help families and frontline workers save lives and fight the spread of COVID-19.

09/18/2020
Governor's Office

Hoy el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH) publicó el último informe de situación estatal (solo disponible en inglés).

09/18/2020

 Así como el verano espera al otoño, todos esperan la posibilidad de una vacuna en los próximos meses. Sin embargo, el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH) quiere que todas las personas comprendan la importancia de hacerse la prueba de COVID-19.

09/18/2020

Se eligieron cinco regiones federales (cuatro estados y una ciudad) para ser estados piloto en la planificación de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC). Washington no es uno de los estados piloto.

09/17/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced updated guidance for weddings and funerals as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan.

09/17/2020
Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) today published new data related to COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing efforts in Washington state.

09/17/2020

COVID-19 Response Update Media Briefing with state and health officials.

 

09/15/2020

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and Northwest Harvest are working together to support family farms and families in need through a unique collaboration that provides 10,000 boxes weekly of fresh, local produce for food pantries.

09/15/2020
Washington State Dept of Agriculture