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Washington State Department of Health (DOH) will decommission the Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) website coronavirus.wa.gov on Dec. 1, 2022.

11/28/2022

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por sus siglas en inglés) retirará de servicio el sitio web de respuesta al Coronavirus (COVID-19) del estado de Washington coronavirus.wa.gov el 1 de diciembre de 2022.

11/28/2022

Washington State Department of Health (DOH) will continue to provide free COVID-19 home test kits to residents at least through the end of 2022, despite the end of federal financial support for testing programs.

11/23/2022

El Departamento de Salud del estado de Washington (DOH en inglés) continuará la distribución gratuita de kits de prueba rápida de COVID-19 por lo menos hasta el fin del 2022, a pesar de la descontinuación del apoyo federal para los programas de prueba.

11/23/2022

With the cooler weather comes traditional holiday gatherings with friends and family.

11/18/2022

Con el clima más frío, llegan las reuniones tradicionales de las fiestas de fin de año con amigos y familiares.

11/18/2022

Coronavirus remains a workplace hazard and employers must continue taking precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. Apart from L&I’s general requirements, rules in place under the state Health Emergency Labor Standards Act (HELSA) also remain in effect as long as there’s a national COVID state of emergency.

10/28/2022
LNI

The COVID-19 pandemic remains, but it’s no longer an emergency thanks to vaccinations, medical treatments, and the innumerable efforts of countless Washingtonians since the state had the nation’s first documented case in January 2020. As the governor announced last month, Monday will be the last day of the governor’s COVID emergency declaration.

10/28/2022
Governor's Office

Three emergency orders issued by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler related to insurance coverage and COVID-19 expire on Oct. 31.

10/24/2022
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and other healthcare providers will soon begin offering Omicron variant-targeted bivalent booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines to people ages 5 and older, following guidance and recommendations from the U.S.

10/13/2022

Muy pronto el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH, por su sigla en inglés) y otros proveedores de salud comenzarán a ofrecer dosis de refuerzo bivalentes de las vacunas contra el COVID-19 a personas mayores de 5 años, tras la publicación de las pautas y las recomendaciones de la A

10/13/2022

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) launched into meeting the needs of its incarcerated population through telepresence services.

10/12/2022
Department of Corrections

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington recomienda encarecidamente que, este otoño, las personas se vacunen contra la gripe y reciban un refuerzo de la vacuna contra el COVID-19 a fin de protegerse y proteger a otros, y de evitar tener que acudir a los hospitales.

10/11/2022

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is urging the public to get an influenza (flu) vaccine in addition to a COVID-19 booster this fall to keep themselves and others safe and out of the hospital.

10/11/2022

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has extended three emergency orders.

09/21/2022
Office of the Insurance Commissioner