COVID-19

For the latest COVID-19 health guidance, statistics and resources, visit Coronavirus.wa.gov. 

Plain Talk

Executive Order 05-03 requires all state agencies to use simple and clear language when communicating with citizens and businesses.

Why Plain Talk?

"Translating" long, difficult messages takes everyone a lot of time. It also can lead to errors, misunderstandings and frustration. Plain language documents can be read and understood quickly. That means your customers will comply faster and more accurately with regulations.

What is Plain Talk?

Plain Talk messages are clear, concise and visually easy to read. They contain common words, rather than jargon, acronyms or unnecessary legal language.

Check out the Plain Talk Guidelines and learn more about Plain Talk on the Resources page.