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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

Today, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced that ba

01/22/2021

COVID-19 Response Update Media Briefing with state and Health officials.

01/21/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued extensions of 26 emergency proclamations, which were extended by the Legislature on Jan. 15 with the passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution 8402.

01/19/2021
Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with Microsoft AI for Health, is proud to announce vaccine data is now available on our dashboard, an addition that will help us share progress being made statewide as we endeavor to get COVID-19 vaccine to millions of people across

01/19/2021

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced today that we are moving into Phase 1B tier 1, expanding access to COVID-19 vaccine to thousands more people per week.

01/19/2021

The Department of Defense (DoD), in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services, has launched a program to provide COVID-19 vaccines to service members, retirees, and their families. Under this program, the DoD will distribute the vaccines through a series of phases.

01/19/2021
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

The Washington State House of Representatives and Senate voted to continue the suspension of job search requirements until the Pandemic State of Emergency is withdrawn by the Governor or legislative action, whichever is first. This means you can continue to answer “no” to the job search question on your weekly claim until the suspension is lifted. 

01/19/2021
ESD

On Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, an individual incarcerated at Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen, Wash., passed away at a community healthcare facility due to COVID-19. The individual’s next of kin and/or attorney has been provided notification of the individual’s passing.

01/18/2021
Department of Corrections

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced an updated statewide vaccine distribution and administration plan to increase the number of Washingtonians vaccinated and establish infrastructure capable of mass vaccinations in the coming months. With the expanded vaccine distribution system, the state set a goal of vaccinating 45,000 Washingtonians per day.

01/18/2021
Governor's Office

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés), junto con el programa Inteligencia Artificial para la Salud de Microsoft (solo en inglés), se enorgullecen de anunciar que los datos de la vacuna ahora se encuentran disponibles en nuestro registro (solo en inglés).

01/18/2021

Today, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced that based on Governor Jay Inslee’s Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery plan, all eight (8) regions in Washington will remain in Phase 1 until at least Monday, January 25, 2021.

01/15/2021

El día de hoy, el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) anunció que, según el plan Washington Saludable: Hoja de Ruta hacia la Recuperación (solo en inglés) del gobernador Jay Inslee, las ocho (8) regiones de Washington permanecerán en la fase 1 hasta, al me

01/14/2021

As of Jan. 12, 2021, the Washington National Guard has taken part in the processing, packaging and distribution of more than 73 million pounds of food while supporting food banks across the state.

 

01/14/2021
Washington National Guard

DSHS staff who provide direct care to clients at any of the agency’s 24/7 facilities know exactly what it is like to be on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19. They are often at the highest risk for exposure to the virus.

01/13/2021
DSHS

En el día de hoy, el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) dio a conocer actualizaciones clave (solo en inglés) sobre los esfuerzos de distribución y administración de la vacuna contra la COVID-19.

01/13/2021