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Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has extended two emergency orders. 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.

01/25/2022
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Today, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) will make a number of changes to the way it presents information on its COVID-19 Data Dashboard. The goal is to display current trends and information that are most applicable to the current phase of the pandemic.

01/21/2022

En un esfuerzo por aumentar el acceso a las pruebas rápidas en el hogar en todo el estado, el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH) está lanzando un portal estatal que permitirá que las pruebas de COVID-19 se envíen directamente a los hogares.

01/21/2022

El Departamento de Salud del estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) hará una serie de cambios en la manera en que se presenta la información en el registro de datos sobre la COVID-19 (solo en inglés).

01/21/2022

Gov. Jay Inslee has requested 100 Washington National Guard personnel to help alleviate staffing demands and offer testing capabilities at eight hospitals across our state.

01/21/2022

In an effort to increase access to at-home rapid tests across the state, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is launching a statewide portal that will allow COVID-19 tests to ship directly to households.

01/21/2022

Hoy se cumplen dos años desde que se encontró el primer caso del nuevo coronavirus de 2019 (COVID-19) en Washington y en los Estados Unidos.

01/20/2022

Almost two years to the day after the first case of the novel coronavirus in the U.S. was confirmed in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee testified before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis about how the state has responded and the lessons learned.

01/20/2022
Governor's Office

Today marks two years since the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) was found in Washington and in the United States.

01/20/2022

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

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

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

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