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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.| Governor's Office
Commerce distributing state CARES Act funding to community agencies that will operate assistance program to pay past due rent and prevent future evictions
El gobernador, con el apoyo de la Legislatura, ha extendido la suspensión del requisito de búsqueda de empleo hasta el 1 de Septiembre.
Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report, which outlines similar trends to our previous report. Transmission continues to increase overall in eastern and western Washington.
Gov. Jay Inslee announced the extension of 25 proclamations today in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The extensions were approved by the state Legislature.
Since the onset of the pandemic, the Department of Corrections has taken steps to slow virus spread among correctional facilities, including temporary suspension of visitation and pow wows. Correctional facilities have also temporarily suspended and/or modified recreational and classroom activities that normally involve group gatherings. In the Red Willow, ceremonies like the sweat lodge have been split into two shorter sessions, to allow for smaller groups. The ‘sweat’ portion has also been temporarily suspended.
The governor, with support from the Legislature, has announced that job search requirements will remain suspended through Sept. 1. This means the soonest claimants will be required to actively seek work is Sept. 6.
Gov. Jay Inslee today announced updates to the July 24 guidance for restaurants, taverns, breweries, wineries and distilleries as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan. Changes include clarification about which establishments can offer indoor seating, temporary outdoor seating guidance and counter-style seating clarifications.
DOH wants to make you aware that DOH experienced an outage with our reporting system today (7/31), which means today’s report will be posted late.
Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation today related to the state's contact tracing efforts and personal information protection.
Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the extension of proclamation 20-46.1, first issued in April, which relates to protections for high-risk employees and workers' rights.
Through the CARES Act, Congress allocated funds to local school districts and to state education agencies to provide support in covering emergency COVID-19 costs
Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler extended his emergency order protecting consumers from receiving surprise bills for lab fees related to medically-necessary diagnostic testing for COVID-19 until Aug. 27.
Top state officials provide a media briefing by phone to reporters, livestreamed by TVW.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) launched the Community Recovery-Oriented Needs Assessment, or the CORONA survey.
The memo outlines the updates to gatherings, live entertainment, restaurants and taverns, entertainment and recreational centers, card rooms, movie theaters, and weddings and funerals and builds upon guidance released last week