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Inslee announces updated religious and faith-based services guidance

Inslee announces Washington State Patrol will take over Ellis investigation in Tacoma

Gov. Jay Inslee today ordered the Washington State Patrol to begin a new investigation into the death of Manuel Ellis while in custody of the Tacoma Police Department.


Inslee announces cancellation of some state employee raises and need for furloughs

With the state facing a severe downturn in revenue collections, Gov.


Inslee extends proclamation related to COVID-19

Inslee extends proclamation related to COVID-19

ICYMI: Inslee letter to Trump administration requests nation-wide COVID-19 aviation screening system


Inslee, Kreidler statement on Trump administration action to eliminate LGBTQ health protections

Last week, the Trump administration 

Inslee statement on new report on COVID-19 activity increasing in Washington

Inslee issues guidance for card rooms in Phase 2

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued guidance for card rooms and other related businesses in Phase 2. 

Inslee issues proclamation on K-12 reopening

Inslee letter to Pence calls for national PPE mobilization

Inslee issues guidance for domestic services, recreational activities

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued new guidance for domestic services in Phase 2. Inslee also issued expanded and updated guidance for certain recreational activities. 

Domestic Services:

Inslee extends proclamation protecting high-risk workers

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the extension of a proclamation today giving high-risk workers the right to protect themselves from COVID-19 without jeopardizing their employment status or loss of income.

Inslee honors government employees for strong management and leadership skills

Gov. Jay Inslee recognized 21 state agency managers today with an annual leadership award for their hard work, dedication and measurable success on 2019 projects.


Inslee pledges independent review of Manuel Ellis' death

“Today, I committed to Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards that the State of Washington will conduct an independent review of the investigation and any charging decisions related to the death of Manuel Ellis.

Inslee issues safety plan template for businesses in Phase 3

Inslee issues guidance for sporting activities in Phases 2 and 3

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued guidance for sporting activities in Phases 2 and 3. The guidance covers professional sporting activities, youth team sports and adult recreational team sports. 

Inslee statement on death of Bill James, hereditary chief of the Lummi Nation

"Trudi and I join Bill's family, the Lummi community and all Coast Salish nations in mourning the loss of Chief Tsi’li’xw (Bill James). Bill was a teacher of all and was a gentle, yet strong voice for the Lummi people.

Inslee issues guidance for the agricultural industry

Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance today further clarifying requirements for the agricultural industry. 

Inslee issues guidance for libraries, drive-in theaters in Phases 1 and 2

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued guidance for library operations, including plans to resume service through the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, in Phase 1 and Phase 2, and drive-in theater operations for Phase 2.


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