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Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued a data call of 124 auto insurance companies for recent rebates given to policyholders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/07/2021
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

State regulators extended protections for electric and natural gas utility customers experiencing financial hardships due to the pandemic, following an extension of Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide ratepayer assistance proclamation.

07/06/2021
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission

Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is providing tips for staying safe from COVID-19, foodborne illness, heat, insect bites, wildfire risk, fireworks injuries and open water dangers.

07/02/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued an extension of the utility moratorium proclamation, which will now expire on September 30, 2021. This will be the final extension of the proclamation and the extension will align with the end date of the tenancy preservation bridge (21-09) to give Washingtonians struggling with housing payments time to prepare and seek assistance before both proclamations expire.

07/02/2021
Governor's Office

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH) está ofreciendo consejos para protegerse de la COVID-19, las enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos, el calor, las picaduras de insecto, el peligro de incendios forestales, las lesiones con fuegos artificiales y los riesgos asociados co

07/02/2021

The order reflects the general rules for moving forward after June 30, 2021, including the ongoing face covering requirement. The order remains in effect until amended or rescinded or until the state of emergency is ended.

07/01/2021
Governor's Office

The updates clarify the requirements for fully vaccinated campuses and for campuses that are not fully vaccinated. The order goes into effect on July 1, 2021, and will remain in effect until rescinded or otherwise amended.

06/30/2021
Governor's Office

The Fund is a public-private partnership aimed at helping small businesses and nonprofits – particularly those in low-income communities – recover and grow as communities across the state reopen for business.

06/30/2021
Commerce

En el estado de Washington, hoy se reabren las actividades comerciales y recreativas (solo en inglés). En este contexto, el Departamento de Salud (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) alienta a las personas a seguir haciendo su parte para detener la propagación de la COVID-19. 

06/30/2021

The Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) is saddened by the loss of Correctional Officer Gabe Forrest, who passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from complications of COVID-19.

06/30/2021
Department of Corrections

As Washington state reopens for business and recreation today, the Department of Health (DOH) is encouraging people to keep doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Reopening does not mean the pandemic is over or that the risk of COVID-19 is gone.

06/30/2021

La orden de uso de mascarilla (solo en inglés) del secretario de Salud permanecerá vigente después del 30 de junio, lo que significa que las personas que no han completado la vacunación deben seguir usando mascarilla en espacios públicos cerrados aunque estemos volviendo a la normalidad ahora que

06/29/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today ahead of Washington’s upcoming June 30 reopening for individuals and businesses preparing to return to normal capacity and operations.

06/29/2021
Governor's Office

Early results from the COVID-19 Student Survey of about 65,000 middle and high school students in Washington show many of them reported feeling sad or depressed most days during the pandemic. But the majority of students in each grade also reported a high degree of resilience, saying they were optimistic about the future.

06/29/2021
Health Care Authority

The Secretary of Health’s mask order will remain in place even after June 30, which means that people who are not fully vaccinated need to continue to wear a face mask in public indoor settings even when things start to go back to normal as the state reaches a reopening milestone.

06/29/2021