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| Governor's Office

Attorney General Bob Ferguson is urging consumers to be on the lookout for price gouging on at-home test kits for COVID-19. If you see price gouging, report it to the Attorney General’s Office at https://www.atg.wa.gov/file-complaint.

01/18/2022
Washington Attorney General's Office

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued an emergency order to temporarily restrict non-urgent health care services, procedures and surgeries that are performed in hospitals as part of a package of measures taken to address the current COVID-related state of crisis in hospitals.

01/13/2022
Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is seeing an increase in the number of “vaccine breakthrough” cases related to the recent increase in overall cases statewide. 

01/13/2022

With COVID-19 cases rising due to the transmissibility of the Omicron variant, hospitals are seeing a dramatic increase in COVID hospitalizations.

01/13/2022
Governor's Office

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) está registrando un aumento de la cantidad de casos de infecciones posvacunación relacionados con el aumento reciente de casos generales en todo el estado.

01/13/2022

Speaking from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) headquarters in Olympia today, State Superintendent Chris Reykdal laid out the state of Washington’s K–12 public education system, as well as his vision for transforming the last two years of high school.

01/07/2022
OSPI

Youth ages 12 to 17 should receive a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at least 5 months after completing their primary vaccination series.

01/06/2022

En el informe se incluye información sobre hospitalizaciones y muertes, datos demográficos, tendencias históricas, y el estado de vacunación de las personas con una reinfección en los casos en que el Departamento de Salud dispone de información sobre ambos episodios de infección.

01/06/2022

Los jóvenes de 12 a 17 años deben recibir una dosis de refuerzo de la vacuna contra la COVID-19 de Pfizer-BioNTech al menos 5 meses después de completar la serie de vacunación principal.

01/06/2022

This report includes information on hospitalizations and deaths, demographics, trends over time, and vaccination status of people with a reinfection where DOH has information about both infection events.

01/06/2022

If we’ve learned anything over the past couple of years in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s the importance of disaster preparedness. Preparing for a disaster will not only give you peace of mind when planning for an unexpected event, but it can also save your life and the lives of those around you.

01/05/2022

As Washington state is experiencing a dramatic rise in COVID cases due to the Omicron variant, Gov. Jay Inslee announced steps today to contain the spread.

01/05/2022
Governor's Office

Tracking cases and preventing further spread of disease starts with testing; anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or known exposures should get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection.

12/30/2021

El seguimiento de los casos y la prevención de una mayor propagación de la enfermedad comienzan con las pruebas.

12/30/2021

En el estado de Washington se está registrando un pico de casos de COVID-19 y se espera que los contagios aumenten en las próximas semanas.

12/29/2021