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| Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has released its updated COVID-19 guidance for K-12 schools and child care.

08/10/2022

The Office of the Washington State Auditor’s annual audit of federal money spent in the state revealed 61 areas of concern across 21 federal programs.

08/08/2022
State Auditor's Office

To increase access to potentially life-saving medication to treat COVID-19, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and its partners have launched a new telehealth option for patients.

07/28/2022

Para aumentar el acceso a los medicamentos para tratar el COVID-19 que pueden salvar vidas, el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) y sus socios han lanzado una nueva opción de servicios de telemedicina para los pacientes.

07/28/2022

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has extended three emergency orders.

07/25/2022
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Thanks to federal COVID-19 relief funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, many families in Washington state will soon have another round of food assistance available to them to help buy groceries while children are home during the summer.

07/15/2022
Department of Social and Health Services

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is offering more than $16 million in grants to help small farms and food businesses withstand ongoing economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/14/2022
Washington State Dept of Agriculture

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Alpha Omicron Pi, a national sorority, must refund or waive the housing fees it unlawfully charged dozens of University of Washington students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/06/2022
Washington Attorney General's Office

Gov. Jay Inslee has directed his cabinet agencies to implement policies to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Office of Financial Management will begin the process of rulemaking and engage in bargaining with labor.

07/01/2022
Governor's Office

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 are both extended until July 27.

06/22/2022
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup today completed its review of the federal process and has unanimously concluded that the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are safe and effective for children as young as 6 months old.

06/21/2022
Governor's Office

Washington continues to perform among the top states in the nation for health care systems, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund.

06/21/2022
HCA

Several COVID-19 vaccination series for children are being considered for emergency use authorization in the coming days.

06/16/2022

Se está considerando la autorización de uso de emergencia de varias series de vacunas contra el COVID-19 para niños en los próximos días.

06/16/2022

More than $2.4 million is available to Washington seafood processors and processing vessels to provide relief for expenses associated with responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/15/2022
Washington State Dept of Agriculture