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| Governor's Office

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler extended his emergency order directing all state-regulated health insurers to make additional coverage changes to aid consumers during the coronavirus pandemic.

03/05/2021
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) y el gobernador Jay Inslee han establecido las fechas para avanzar a las siguientes fases de elegibilidad para la vacunación. 

03/04/2021

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Governor Jay Inslee have set a date for advancing to the next phases of vaccine eligibility, making the life-saving shot available to more people in the coming weeks.

03/04/2021

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has increased its capacity to identify new strains of COVID-19 using next-generation genome sequencing equipment. The goal is to test several thousand specimens a month at the Public Health Lab in Shoreline, WA.

03/03/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the authorization of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine by the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.

03/03/2021
Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) wants to support the safe reopening of buildings that may have been closed for an extended period of time due to COVID-19 related restrictions.

03/03/2021

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) publicó hoy que el estado marcó un hito devastador. Desde la primera muerte por COVID que se produjo aquí el 29 de febrero de 2020, murieron más de 5,000 personas por COVID-19 en Washington.

03/03/2021

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) ha aumentado su capacidad para identificar nuevas cepas de COVID-19 utilizando equipos de secuenciación genómica de última generación.

03/03/2021

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) quiere apoyar la reapertura segura de los edificios que puedan haber estado cerrados durante un período prolongado debido a las restricciones relacionadas con la COVID-19.

03/03/2021

The Washington state Senate today passed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bill to prohibit price gouging in Washington during an emergency by a 29-20 vote. The bill now heads to the state House of Representatives for consideration.

03/03/2021
Washington Attorney General's Office

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) shares today that the state has marked a devastating milestone. Since the first COVID-related death here on February 29, 2020, more than 5,000 people in Washington have died of COVID-19. 

03/03/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement today following President Joe Biden’s directive that all states must prioritize vaccinations of teachers and childcare workers.

03/02/2021
Governor's Office

As you heard today, President Biden announced a directive to all states to get every pre-K educator, K-12 teacher, and childcare worker at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine in the month of March.

03/02/2021

Como se dio a conocer hoy, el presidente Biden anunció una directiva que les exige a todos los estados que todos los educadores de preescolar, maestros de escuelas primarias y secundarias y trabajadores de cuidado infantil reciban al menos una dosis de la vacuna contra la COVID-19 en marzo.

03/02/2021

Today, the Biden Administration announced their plan to vaccinate K–12 school employees as quickly as possible – with the goal of all employees vaccinated by the end of the month.

03/02/2021
OSPI