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OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today after the Washington State Department of Health announced additional counties are eligible to move to Phase 2 under the Safe Start plan. “We are making good progress as we continue to open Washington in segments. Currently, one-third of our...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance today for resuming personal services and professional services for counties granted variance under the Safe Start Phase 2 recovery plan laid out last week. Through the Washington "Safe Start" plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in subsequent...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance today for partially resuming limited in-store retail and manufacturing operations for counties granted variance under the Safe Start Phase 2 recovery plan laid out last week. Through the Washington "Safe Start" plan, more businesses and activities will re-...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued a directive to executive and small cabinet agencies today to freeze all hiring, personal service contracts and equipment purchases. The directive aims to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Washington's economy and financial outlook. Exemptions from the...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee today issued guidance clarifying Phase 1 outdoor recreation requirements, and set forth outdoor recreation guidance for Phase 2. Through the Washington "Safe Start" plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in phases, with adequate safety and health standards in...
  OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee announced the launch of a statewide contact tracing plan today that will allow more businesses to open and more people to be active in public while helping to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Contact tracing is another tool in our toolbox for tackling COVID-19...
  Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance today for partially resuming the dine-in restaurant and tavern industry for counties granted variance under the Safe Start Phase 2 recovery plan laid out last week. Through the Washington "Safe Start" plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in subsequent...
  OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee released additional guidance today for businesses and services under Safe Start Phase 1, including the ability for retail outlets to provide curbside service, pet walking and landscaping. “Two weeks ago, we opened up construction. Last week, we opened up more outdoor...
  OLYMPIA — The Office of the Secretary of State is encouraging prospective candidates for federal, statewide, and multi-county legislative or judicial offices to file online during Candidate Filing Week May 11-15. The secure web portal will be open 24 hours a day beginning at 9 a.m. May 11...
  OLYMPIA - Unemployed workers throughout Washington will get jobs to help the state address and recover from the COVID-19 disaster, receive training for in-demand careers and get targeted help with their job search.   The $12 million disaster recovery grant from the U.S. Department of...

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