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| Governor'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

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

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) 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

La mayoría de las licencias de conducir comerciales (CDL) y los permisos comerciales de aprendizaje (CLP) con fechas de vencimiento a partir del 1 de marzo del 2020 ahora se extienden hasta el 31 de mayo del 2021, a menos que ya se hayan renovado.

03/01/2021
Department of Licensing

Most commercial driver licenses (CDLs) and commercial learner permits (CLPs) with expiration dates on or after March 1, 2020 are now extended through May 31, 2021, unless renewed already.

03/01/2021
Department of Licensing

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) se complace en compartir que se administraron más de 70,000 vacunas contra la COVID-19 en los centros de vacunación masiva del estado durante el mes pasado.

02/27/2021