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| Governor's Office

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

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

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

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

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

Las dosis de refuerzo para los tres tipos de vacunas contra la COVID-19 están ahora disponibles para todos los mayores de 18 años.

11/20/2021

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

11/20/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement today as the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup confirmed actions taken yesterday by FDA and CDC to recommend boosters for all adults who received their initial course of COVID- 19 vaccine six or more months ago.

11/20/2021
Governor's Office

The update adds a QR code made available by the Department of Health to the list of acceptable forms of proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

11/15/2021
Governor's Office

The decrease is likely due to the improving economy and declining jobless claims as COVID-19 cases decrease. 

11/15/2021
ESD

Over 200 businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-related border restrictions to receive Working Washington Border Business Relief grants.

11/10/2021
Commerce

As of November 6, more than 10 million doses of vaccine have been given out across Washington since distribution began in mid-December 2020.

11/08/2021