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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. 

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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.

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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.

Inslee extends eviction moratorium

Inslee statement on Trump's threat to deploy military to put down protests

Gov. Jay Inslee responded to President's Trump's threat to deploy the military in response to protesters tonight. 

Inslee issues guidance for higher education and workforce training in Phases 1 and 2

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued higher education and workforce training requirements in Phase 1 and Phase 2.

These guidelines do not apply generally to higher education institutions; they apply only to workforce training programs that require in-classroom/lab practicums only.

Inslee orders statewide activation of National Guard

Gov. Jay Inslee ordered a statewide activation of the Washington National Guard tonight in response to the spread of destructive protests and looting in Washington state.

Inslee issues Safe Start proclamation for county approach to re-opening

Inslee activates additional National Guard at request of King County

Gov. Jay Inslee today activated up to 200 more members of the Washington National Guard in response to a request from King County to help Bellevue respond to looting and to protect against property damage and manage crowds and traffic throughout the county if necessary.

Inslee statement on protests and activation of additional National Guard personnel

Gov. Jay Inslee today activated an additional 200 members of the Washington National Guard in response to a second request from the City of Seattle to help clean up, protect against property damage, and manage crowds and traffic during downtown protests.

Inslee activates National Guard at request of City of Seattle

Gov. Jay Inslee today activated up to 200 members of the Washington National Guard in response to a request from the City of Seattle to help protect against property damage and manage crowds and traffic during downtown protests.

Inslee statement on Saturday protests

"As people gather today to protest the unjust death of George Floyd, I hope they do so peacefully and safely. Everyone has the freedom - and the right - to demonstrate and speak their mind. However, violence and destruction have no place in Washington state or our country. 

Inslee extends 23 proclamations relating to COVID-19

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the extension of 23 proclamations today in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The extensions were approved by the state Legislature.

Inslee announces Safe Start — Washington’s Phased Reopening by county

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