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Regular updates can be found on the Department of Health’s Public Health Connection blog or the Governor's blog, or you can subscribe to daily bulletins from the state’s Joint Information Center.

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Governor Jay Inslee holds a news conference to provide an update on the state's COVID-19 response.

| Governor's Office

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

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

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

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

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

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

Los hospitales están actualmente sobrecargados en todo el estado de Washington. El Departamento de Salud de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés), junto con sus socios del cuidado de salud, ha seguido de cerca el aumento de las hospitalizaciones. 

09/08/2021

Hospital capacity is currently stressed across the state of Washington. The surge in hospitalizations is one that Washington Department of Health (DOH), with its healthcare partners, has been monitoring closely.

09/08/2021

The Governor’s recent order that all employees of executive cabinet agencies, as well as contractors for those agencies, will be required to be fully vaccinated by October 18, 2021.  Fully vaccinated means an individual must be at least two weeks past the last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine regimen by that date. 

09/07/2021
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

Con la tasa de ocupación alta en los hospitales a nivel estatal y los recursos de atención médica bajo presión en todo el país, tome medidas para reducir su probabilidad de necesitar atención médica de emergencia. Tenga en cuenta estos consejos de seguridad este fin de semana.

09/03/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee today amended the Washington Ready emergency order (Proclamation 20-25) and also issued a new order to combat the spread of the delta variant in nursing homes (Proclamation 21-15).

09/03/2021
Governor's Office

With hospital capacity stressed statewide and health care resources stretched nationally, take steps to reducing your chance of needing emergency care. Keep these safety tips in mind this weekend.

09/03/2021

His order requiring health insurers to waive copays and deductibles for any consumer requiring testing for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and his order protecting consumers from receiving surprise bills for lab fees related to medically necessary diagnostic testing for COVID-19 are both extended until Oct. 3, 2021.

09/03/2021
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Attorney General Bob Ferguson is offering guidance for utility customers who have past due accounts and may be at risk of a utility shutoff. The statewide moratorium on utility disconnections ends on Sept. 30.

09/02/2021

總檢察長 Bob Ferguson 將要向有欠費帳戶並且可能面臨公用事業停供的公用事業客戶提供指導意見。全州範圍的公用事業停供暫停令於 9 月 30 日結束。

09/02/2021