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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

Gov. Jay Inslee today updated and clarified the criteria for counties to stay in Phase 3 of the state's Healthy Washington pandemic reopening plan. 

04/09/2021
Governor's Office

When Washington State announced the nation’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 in late January, no one then could have imagined what we were in for. 

04/09/2021
Washington National Guard

As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine climbs, more than 120 Washington National Guard soldiers and airmen are helping the state’s effort at four mass vaccination sites, while another 120 are making up mobile teams, traveling around the state administering the COVID-19 vaccination.

04/09/2021
Washington National Guard

Gov. Jay Inslee today modified Proclamation 20-46 to allow employers additional flexibility to seek medical verification from employees and to shift employees to health coverage alternatives.

04/08/2021
Governor's Office

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) publicó hoy el último informe de situación estatal (solo en inglés) sobre la COVID-19, que muestra un aumento en la transmisión de la enfermedad y en el recuento diario de casos. 

04/08/2021

The Rebuild Edition, a partnership between the Washington State Department of Commerce and Thurston Economic Development Council, has scheduled three new tracks for small businesses interested in achieving significant growth in the wake of COVID.

04/08/2021
Commerce

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with our COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration efforts.

04/08/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee today modified Proclamation 20-46 to allow employers additional flexibility to seek medical verification from employees and to shift employees to health coverage alternatives.

04/08/2021
Governor's Office

Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19, which shows increasing transmission and daily case counts.

04/08/2021

Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19, which shows increasing transmission and daily case counts.

04/08/2021

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) continúa avanzando en sus iniciativas (solo en inglés) para la distribución y administración de la vacuna contra la COVID-19.

04/08/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee today updated Proclamation 20-83 to clarify that, in addition to requiring compliance with CDC restrictions related to international flight travel, all other types of travel, including intrastate travel, should also follow CDC guidance and requirements.

04/06/2021
Governor's Office

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler extended his emergency order directing all state-regulated health insurers to make additional coverage changes to aid consumers during the coronavirus pandemic.

04/05/2021
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is offering grants to small agriculture-related businesses in sectors that have suffered economically due to the coronavirus pandemic, but have been left out of earlier relief programs.

04/05/2021
Washington State Dept of Agriculture

As of March 29, more than 3,325,998 doses of vaccine have been given across the state, which is 83% of the 4,006,330 doses that have been delivered to our providers and long-term care programs. Washington is currently averaging 55,894 vaccine doses given each day. 

04/01/2021