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Inslee extends COVID-19 related proclamation on Visitation and Remedial Services

May 19, 2020

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Gov. Jay Inslee announced the extension of one proclamation today in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. 

A May 18, 2020, letter from the Legislature extends proclamation 20-33.2 until May 31. 

DCYF - Visitation and Remedial Services (20-33.4)

This proclamation waives requirements for in-person visitation by children in the custody of the state Department of Children, Youth, and Family (DCYF) with family and DCYF caseworkers. It also waives requirements for DCYF to provide parents and children in child dependency cases with remedial services, which include things like coordinating family visits. The order will help prevent COVID-19 transmission between the foster parents, relatives, group homes, and others caring for children in DCYF’s custody. 

Nothing in this order, or in the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, is intended to prevent compliance with a private parenting plan.

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