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| Governor's Office

 The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is aware of the recent death of a King County woman from a blood clot after receiving the J & J vaccine.

10/05/2021

People in Washington state infected with Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta variants have a higher risk of hospitalization compared to those infected with non-variant versions of SARS-CoV-2. 

10/04/2021

En el estado de Washington, los contagiados con las variantes alfa, beta, gamma y delta corren un mayor riesgo de hospitalización en comparación con aquellos contagiados con SARS-CoV-2. 

10/04/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced an extension of Proclamation 21.15 that suspends and waives certain statutes in order to allow nursing homes to transfer or discharge residents to other long-term care facilities.

10/01/2021
Governor's Office

His order requiring health insurers to waive copays and deductibles for any consumer requiring testing for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and his order protecting consumers from receiving surprise bills for lab fees related to medically necessary diagnostic testing for COVID-19 are both extended until Oct. 31, 2021.

10/01/2021
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued a technical correction update to the eviction bridge proclamation.

09/30/2021
Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Food Assistance Program is now accepting applications for the Flexible Funding grants, a new grant program to support Washington’s diverse hunger relief network.

09/29/2021
Washington State Dept of Agriculture

On-site contractors are added to the requirements of this proclamation

09/27/2021
Governor's Office

In case you missed it: Gov. Jay Inslee sent a letter last week to President Joe Biden reiterating his call for a targeted exception to border restrictions for the Point Roberts community and a partial reopening of the U.S.-Canada land border.

09/27/2021
Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Health will immediately begin offering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to certain individuals following recommendations from the FDA, Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices, and Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.

09/24/2021

The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup today completed its review of the federal process and has recommended a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least six months after their primary vaccination series for people older than 65 and people at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

09/24/2021
Governor's Office

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) comenzará a ofrecerles de inmediato dosis de refuerzo de la vacuna de Pfizer-BioNTech contra la COVID-19 (solo en inglés) a ciertas personas.

09/24/2021

The eviction bridge transition is extended through 11:59 PM on October 31, 2021, to allow more time for local jurisdictions to distribute rental assistance funding.

09/24/2021
Governor's Office

The latest COVID-19 modeling and surveillance situation report from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) shows the majority of counties now have case rates above 500 per 100,000.

09/23/2021

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 que la mayoría de los condados tienen ahora tasas de casos por encima de 500 por 100,000.

09/23/2021