Proclamations

Proclamations are formal public declarations from the governor. Often proclamations declare states of emergency or call the legislature into a special session. Proclamations on this page are unique from the ceremonial proclamations issued by the governor’s office.

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Select the column headings in the table below to sort by proclamation number, issue date, title or status.





Number Issued Titlesort descending Status
19-08 04/23/2019 State of Emergency - European gypsy moth Active
14-03 04/03/2014 State of Emergency - Grays Harbor, King, Lewis, Lincoln, and Pierce counties Inactive
13-04 05/24/2013 State of Emergency - Skagit River Bridge Collapse Inactive
13-08 10/03/2013 State of Emergency - US 12 Inactive
13-02 04/22/2013 State of Emergency for Pierce County Inactive
20-75 10/27/2020 Stay Safe - Vote Safe Inactive
20-29.04 06/18/2020 Telemedicine Inactive
17-11 07/28/2017 Terminating States of Emergency Inactive
16-07 10/26/2016 Terminating States of Emergency Inactive
18-02 05/02/2018 Terminating States of Emergency Inactive
13-07 08/19/2013 Terminating States of Emergency Inactive
21-15.1 10/01/2021 Transfer or Discharge of Nursing Home Residents, amending 20-05 and 21-15 Inactive
20-21.04 06/18/2020 Unemployment Benefit – 1 Week Waiver Inactive
20-30.04 06/18/2020 Unemployment Benefit – Job Search Requirement Inactive
20-25.15 08/21/2021 Washington Ready mask requirement Inactive
21-10.1 07/15/2021 Wildfire - burn ban Inactive
20-28.10 09/16/2020 Wildfire-Related Exemptions to Open Public Meetings Act Proclamations Inactive
21-10 07/06/2021 Wildfires - Burn Ban Inactive
21-10.2 08/05/2021 Wildfires - Burn Ban - Fuel Delivery Inactive
21-10.4 09/14/2021 Wildfires - Burn Ban - Fuel Delivery Inactive

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