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Governor Jay Inslee holds a news conference at the State Capitol to provide an update on the state's COVID-19 response.

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Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation today establishing safety guidelines for higher education institutions and living facilities. 

10/20/2020
Governor's Office

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

 

10/20/2020

Data from the Washington State Department of Health show that case numbers in western Washington counties are climbing at an alarming rate, near or beyond previous peaks in some areas.

10/20/2020

ESD: As we head into the seventh month of the pandemic, we're taking some lessons learned from these past months and making changes to improve our phone service.These changes will help resolve issues and questions more quickly, getting eligible claimants their payments faster.

10/19/2020

Los datos del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (solo disponible en inglés) muestran que la cantidad de casos en los condados de la zona oeste de Washington está aumentando a un ritmo alarmante, en algunas áreas de manera similar o más rápido que en picos anteriores.

10/18/2020

Today we received confirmation that a staff person at the Spokane facility was diagnosed with COVID-19.  This staff person is now isolated at home. 

10/16/2020
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the extensions of the eviction moratorium and public utility proclamations as COVID-19 continues to impact the finances of Washingtonians statewide. Both proclamations were extended to December 31.

10/15/2020
Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with our COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning efforts. We are working with the federal government and local partners within Washington to plan for the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available.

10/14/2020

OLYMPIA – Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19 transmission.

10/14/2020

Update on the COVID-19 response in Washington state with state and Health officials.

 

10/13/2020

OLYMPIA. El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH) publicó hoy el último informe de situación del estado (solo disponible en inglés) sobre la transmisión de COVID-19.

10/13/2020

The Great Washington ShakeOut will still be happening at 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 15, although it’s likely going to look a little different. Due to COVID-19, work environments continue to adapt and change. Some schools and colleges are still operating completely online. It seems like every day, we are confronting new challenges. All while earthquakes are still happening. One thing's for sure: We all still need to practice drop, cover and hold on because an earthquake can strike without warning.

10/13/2020
Washington Emergency Management Division

Gov. Jay Inslee today introduced a new state effort to help communities recover from the social and economic damage wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.Though the state continues to battle the deadly virus, the Washington Recovery Group will help strengthen the state’s recovery efforts. The new group will help state agencies coordinate with local governments, higher education and the private sector.

10/13/2020
Governor's Office

Today, we received confirmation that an employee at the Walla Walla Veterans Home, was diagnosed with COVID-19, the employee is self-isolated at home. 

10/13/2020
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Educational Service District (ESD) 112 worked quickly to assess the risks, determine the need for in-person care and develop and implement a plan to prioritize Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) care for the children of essential workers. This process included assessing risks for staff with underlying medical and health conditions and honoring their requests to work remotely, when possible.

10/12/2020
Department of Children, Youth and Families