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Inslee statement on federal major disaster declaration

The White House today approved a request by Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a major disaster in Washington state.

Inslee names retired Navy Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono head of Washington state COVID-19 health care response team

Gov. Jay Inslee today named retired Navy Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono as Washington state director for COVID-19 Health System Response Management.

Inslee letter to Trump requests federal major disaster declaration

Inslee letter requests the U.S.S. Mercy be sent to Puget Sound region

Inslee orders halt to elective surgeries and dental services to reserve critical equipment for COVID-19 health care workers

Inslee announced new restrictions today on non-urgent medical and dental procedures so the state can make sure Washington health care workers have enough protective equipment to wear as they work the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inslee statement on Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib's announcement to not seek re-election

“Cyrus’ life and career are an inspiration to many. He has had a meteoric career in elected public service, so I was surprised when he called me this morning to say he wasn't running again.

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Inslee signs bill package to support state effort combating the COVID-19 outbreak

Inslee announces statewide shutdown of restaurants, bars and expanded social gathering limits

Inslee statement on statewide shutdown of restaurants, bars and limits on size of gatherings expanded

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement tonight that further expands protections against COVID-19. 

Inslee announces statewide school closures, expansion of limits on large gatherings

Legislative session ends on time, provides funds for homelessness, transportation

A short but intense 60-day legislative session ended Thursday evening with lawmakers taking action on a number of the governor’s priorities, including more than $170 million for services to address the state’s homeless crisis.

Inslee announces school closures in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that all public and private K-12 schools in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties will close for the next six weeks. This decision impacts 43 school districts throughout the three counties.

Inslee issues new rules to protect older adults in nursing homes, living facilities

Inslee announces support for workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the expansion of state policies today to support workers and businesses financially impacted by COVID-19.

Inslee issues updates to bill signing process based on COVID-19

Gov. Jay Inslee's Legislative Director Drew Shirk sent the following message to legislators and legislative staff today:

Gov. Inslee statement on SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and Swedish Hospital negotiations

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today on negotiations between SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and Swedish Hospital.

A special COVID-19 message to Washington state businesses and workers from Governor Jay Inslee

As governor, the safety and well-being of Washingtonians is my top priority, and I want to update you on the work the state and its federal and local partners are doing to mitigate the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 coronavirus.

Inslee announces workers' compensation coverage to include quarantined health workers/first responders

Inslee issues COVID-19 emergency proclamation

Gov. Jay Inslee today declared a state of emergency in response to new cases of COVID-19, directing state agencies to use all resources necessary to prepare for and respond to the outbreak.

Inslee statement on death in Washington state from COVID-19

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today on the death of a Washington state individual from the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

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