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More than 2.62 million people have enabled it, accounting for more than 43 percent of all smartphone users in the state.

12/01/2021

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a new round of pandemic-related waivers that allow some commercial drivers to operate with expired licenses and medical certificates. The waivers allow more time to renew online or schedule an appointment.

12/01/2021

Más de 2.62 millones de personas la han habilitado, lo que supone más del 43 % de todos los usuarios de teléfonos inteligentes del estado.

12/01/2021

La Administración Federal de Seguridad de Autotransportistas (FMCSA) anunció una nueva ronda de exenciones relacionadas con la pandemia que permiten a algunos conductores comerciales operar con licencias y certificados médicos vencidos.

12/01/2021

New legislation took effect in August that expanded the qualifying period for people who worked fewer hours because of COVID-19. 

11/30/2021
LNI

Gov. Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan released a statement on the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus.

11/29/2021
Governor's Office

Today Gov. Jay Inslee amended the vaccination requirement proclamation 21-14 to address potential life-threatening circumstances in 24/7 facilities.“24/7 facilities” provide care to individuals, and include, but are not limited to, acute care, long-term care, corrections, rehabilitation and behavioral health in-patient facilities.

11/24/2021
Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is now accepting applications for a new bilingual program offered to help small, specialty crop farms forced to adjust in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

11/24/2021
Washington State Dept of Agriculture

As the need for COVID-19 vaccine verification increases across the state, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) wants to ensure people are prepared and know how to prove their vaccination status when it is required.

11/23/2021

A medida que aumenta la necesidad de verificar las vacunas contra la COVID-19 en todo el estado, el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) busca asegurarse de que las personas estén preparadas y sepan cómo demostrar su estado de vacunación cuando sea necesari

11/23/2021

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is making changes to the COVID-19 data dashboard, in part to improve how race and ethnicity data is analyzed and shared.

11/22/2021

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) está realizando cambios en el registro de datos sobre la COVID-19, en parte para mejorar la forma en que se analizan y comparten los datos sobre raza y etnia.

11/22/2021

A Cowlitz County papermaking plant is facing nearly $140,000 in fines after one worker died and more than a dozen machine operators got sick with coronavirus (COVID-19).

11/22/2021
LNI

The order on surprise billing applies to both in-state and out-of-state laboratories when a provider orders diagnostic testing for COVID-19.

11/22/2021
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Booster doses of all three COVID-19 vaccine types are now available for everyone 18 and older. 

11/20/2021