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| Governor's Office

A program created by the state Department of Health (DOH) and partners to support people who have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19 has reached almost 13,500 people and played a role in saving lives.

04/16/2021

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has extended two emergency orders. His order requiring health insurers to waive copays and deductibles for any consumer requiring testing for 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 April 18, 2021.

04/16/2021
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

A partir de hoy, todas las personas mayores de 16 años que quieran colocarse una vacuna contra la COVID-19 pueden recibirla en el estado de Washington. La extensión de la elegibilidad se da cuando se cumplen cuatro meses de la implementación de la vacuna en nuestro estado.

04/15/2021

This program will help many families who continue to suffer economic hardship during the pandemic.

04/15/2021
Governor's Office

Starting today everyone 16 and older who wants a COVID-19 vaccine can receive one in Washington. The eligibility expansion marks the four-month anniversary of vaccine rollout in our state.

04/15/2021

As of April 6, all dependents currently enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) 18 years of age and older can receive the Moderna vaccination at either Camp Murray or Fairchild Air Force Base.

04/15/2021
Washington National Guard

Hasta el 10 de abril, se han administrado más de 4,189,884 dosis de la vacuna en todo el estado, lo cual equivale a más del 82 % de las 5,094,380 dosis entregadas a los proveedores y programas de atención a largo plazo.

04/14/2021

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) informó hoy un total de 217 casos de infecciones posvacunación en personas ya vacunadas contra la COVID-19 en el estado de Washington desde el 3 de abril de 2021. Esto equivale a un aumento con respecto a los 102 caso

04/14/2021

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is preparing to launch the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) as part of its continued effort to support Veterans seeking retraining and economic opportunities in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/14/2021
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

"Washington has been granted an accountability waiver, but thus far has not received the flexibility students, families, and educators need for spring assessments."

04/14/2021
OSPI

As of April 10, more than 4,189,884 doses of vaccine have been given across the state, which is more than 82% of the 5,094,380 doses that have been delivered to our providers and long-term care programs.

04/14/2021

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is reporting a total of 217 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases among vaccinated individuals in Washington state as of April 3, 2021. That is an increase from the 102 cases we first reported on March 30, 2021.

04/14/2021

Todas las oficinas están operando a capacidad reducida debido a los protocolos de COVID-19. Las citas son para personas con necesidades urgentes que no tienen más remedio que visitarnos en persona.

04/13/2021

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) suspenderá el uso de la vacuna de Johnson & Johnson (J & J) en todo el estado a partir de hoy mismo, de acuerdo con la recomendación de la FDA (por su sigla en inglés, Administración de Alimentos y Medicamento

04/13/2021

Emergency federal unemployment programs launched early in the COVID-19 pandemic included provisions that opened state unemployment benefits to fraud, the Office of the Washington State Auditor found in three audits released today.

04/13/2021
State Auditor's Office