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State releases safe start plan template for local businesses

Each business or entity operating in Phase 3 of Safe Start Washington, must develop a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19 that is at least as...

 
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Inslee announces Safe Start - Washington's Phased Reopening by county

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today the expansion of Safe Start - Washington's Phased Reopening plan. The expansion comes as the current Stay Home, Stay Healthy order ends midnight Sunday. The expansion...

 

COVID-19 Risk assessment dashboard

This dashboard provides a high-level overview of the main data points discussed among state leaders and the level of risk experts perceive around the current numbers. It is not intended to represent the totality of all COVID-19 related...

 

Wahkiakum County courts cancel jury trials through July 6

Wahkiakum County Courts (Superior Court, District Court, and County Clerk) continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, and to collaborate with state officials and the Wahkiakum County Health Department to ensure the health and safety of our courts,...

 

How to properly wear a face mask to slow the spread of coronavirus

To slow the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public places where social distancing is difficult to maintain, such as grocery...

 

What Happens If U.S. Reopens Too Fast?

Federal health officials estimated in early April that more than 300,000 Americans could die from COVID-19 if all social distancing measures are abandoned, and later estimates pushed the possible...

 

Inslee: Washington state parks, recreational fishing, golf courses to reopen May 5, amid coronavirus outbreak

Washington will partially reopen outdoor recreation activities May 5, including many previously shuttered state parks, public lands and boat ramps as well as recreational hunting and fishing, Gov....

 

Public Health Principles for a Phased Reopening

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, most jurisdictions have implemented physical distancing measures to reduce further transmission, which have contributed to reductions in numbers of new...

 

The Washington State Employment Security Department processed a record number of applications for unemployment

OLYMPIA - With the launch of new benefits Saturday night, the Employment Security Department received more applications (including expanded, extended and traditional benefits) in a single day than...

 

Gov. Inslee extends Washington state's coronavirus stay-home order through May 4

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announced an extension of his emergency stay-home order through May 4 to halt the spread of the new coronavirus. Thursday's announcement extends by nearly a...

 
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What's open and closed?

Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a Stay at Home, Stay Healthy order in Washington state which will be effective for a minimum of two weeks. The order requires every Washingtonian to stay at home, except...

 
Washington State Department of Commerce

Commerce announces $1.8 million to rural counties for COVID-19 pandemic response

Food, rental assistance, small business support, health services among eligible uses of funding to rural WA counties. Funding is estimated, pending approval of state and local distribution...

 

Washington scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for healthcare workers

Millions of N-95 masks and other types of personal protective equipment are being delivered to Washington State as public health and emergency response officials scramble to obtain the equipment...

 

4-H, NASA among many curating activities and curricula for remote learning during closures

Learning begins in wonder. Here are some ways children grades K – 12 can explore activities and enrich learning while schools are not in session....

 

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn....

 

USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers,...

 

FCC Consumer Advisory: Covid-19 Scams

The Federal Communications Commission today launched a COVID-19 Consumer Warnings and Safety Tips webpage to alert consumers to the proliferation of scams related to the coronavirus...

 
U.S. Small Business Administration

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Now Available to all Washington Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19

The WA State Department of Commerce wants businesses in our state to know that the SBA has amended its original disaster declaration to apply to all Washington small businesses, regardless of...

 

Inslee names retired Navy Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono head of Washington state COVID-19 health care response team

Bono is currently a senior fellow with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. As the former chief executive officer and director for the Defense Health Agency, Bono led a joint,...

 

Campsites closed in all Washington state parks through all of April

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks), Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the closure of all state campgrounds across...

 

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