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Las vacunas siguen siendo la mejor herramienta de salud pública disponible para proteger a las personas ante la COVID-19, frenar la transmisión y preservar nuestro sistema de atención médica.

12/06/2021

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés), en colaboración con el laboratorio de Virología de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Washington, confirmó un total de tres casos de la variante ómicron en los condados de Thurston, Pierce y King.

12/04/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement Saturday after public health officials confirmed three cases of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus in Washington state.

12/04/2021
Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with the UW Medicine Virology Laboratory, has confirmed a total of three cases of omicron variant in Thurston County, Pierce County, and King County.

12/04/2021

Across the state, more than 129,000 children ages 5 through 11 have received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine since eligibility expanded to include younger kids Nov. 3. 

12/02/2021

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recognizes this holiday season may bring with it some unique emotional challenges.

12/02/2021

En todo el estado, más de 129,000 niños de 5 a 11 años han recibido su primera dosis de la vacuna pediátrica de Pfizer-BioNTech desde que se amplió la elegibilidad para incluir a los niños más pequeños el 3 de noviembre.

12/02/2021

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) reconoce que estas fiestas pueden traer consigo algunos desafíos emocionales particulares.

12/02/2021

Gov. Jay Inslee in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health, the King County Executive’s Office, Public Health – Seattle & King County, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Washington State Emergency Management Division, and King County Emergency Management, announced today that FEMA is preparing to send a mobile vaccination unit to several western Washington communities to ensure life-saving COVID-19 vaccines are given out to the public quickly and equitably.

12/02/2021
Governor's Office

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a new round of pandemic-related waivers that allow some commercial drivers to operate with expired licenses and medical certificates. The waivers allow more time to renew online or schedule an appointment.

12/01/2021

Más de 2.62 millones de personas la han habilitado, lo que supone más del 43 % de todos los usuarios de teléfonos inteligentes del estado.

12/01/2021

La Administración Federal de Seguridad de Autotransportistas (FMCSA) anunció una nueva ronda de exenciones relacionadas con la pandemia que permiten a algunos conductores comerciales operar con licencias y certificados médicos vencidos.

12/01/2021

More than 2.62 million people have enabled it, accounting for more than 43 percent of all smartphone users in the state.

12/01/2021

New legislation took effect in August that expanded the qualifying period for people who worked fewer hours because of COVID-19. 

11/30/2021
LNI

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