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The eviction bridge transition is extended through 11:59 PM on October 31, 2021, to allow more time for local jurisdictions to distribute rental assistance funding.

09/24/2021
Governor's Office

The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup today completed its review of the federal process and has recommended a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least six months after their primary vaccination series for people older than 65 and people at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

09/24/2021
Governor's Office

The latest COVID-19 modeling and surveillance situation report from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) shows the majority of counties now have case rates above 500 per 100,000.

09/23/2021

El último informe de situación de modelado y de vigilancia de la COVID-19 (solo en inglés) del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) muestra que la mayoría de los condados tienen ahora tasas de casos por encima de 500 por 100,000.

09/23/2021

As the economic impacts of COVID-19 continue, more students are eligible to receive meals at no charge to their families.

09/22/2021
OSPI

In alignment with Governor Inslee, Secretary of Health Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, submitted to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra a request for medical staff and other resources to support hospitals and long-term care facilities statewide. 

09/22/2021

En consonancia con el gobernador Inslee, el secretario de Salud, Umair A.

09/22/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee sent a letter today to Jeff Zients, federal COVID-19 response coordinator, requesting federal staffing resources, including clinical and non-clinical staff, to support the Washington health care system in response to rising COVID-19 hospitalizations. 

09/20/2021
Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced a new grant program that will launch Oct. 4 to help certain small businesses hurting due to the U.S.-Canada border closure. The border has been closed to most travelers since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

09/20/2021
Commerce

Las citas se pueden programar hasta con 30 días de anticipación. Están disponibles para personas cuya única opción es visitarnos en persona.

09/14/2021

Appointments can be scheduled up to 30 days in advance. They are available for people whose only option is to visit us in person.

09/14/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee today amended the Washington Ready emergency order (Proclamation 20-25) to require facial coverings for large outdoor events with 500 or more individuals, regardless of vaccination status. The update was initially announced at a press conference last week, and is effective immediately.

09/13/2021
Governor's Office

La caja de herramientas THINK para la vuelta a la escuela tras la COVID-19 (solo en inglés) es un recurso para ayudar a facilitar la adaptación al regreso del aprendizaje y las clases presenciales.

09/13/2021

The COVID-19 Back-to-Classroom THINK Toolbox is a resource to help with adjusting to the return of in-person school and learning.

09/13/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that Serve Washington, the state’s commission on national and community service, has been awarded $17.6 million in federal AmeriCorps funding. For the past year, AmeriCorps members have continued their service, quickly adapting to meet the changing needs caused by the pandemic.

09/10/2021
Governor's Office