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Inslee announces additional COVID-19 financial support

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced additional financial support funds for families and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor was joined by Lisa Brown, Department of Commerce director, for the announcement. 

ICYMI: Inslee letter urges Congress to immediately resume COVID-19 relief negotiations

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Inslee announces cap on third-party delivery fees to help restaurants

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a new cap on fees charged to restaurants by third-party delivery platforms, such as Uber Eats, DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates and others. 

Inslee appoints Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH new secretary of health

Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH as the new Washington state secretary of health starting December 21. Dr. Shah currently serves as executive director and local health authority for Harris County Public Health in Texas.  


Inslee announces statewide restrictions for four-weeks

ICYMI: Inslee requests extension of National Guard mission for COVID-19 pandemic response

Inslee issues travel advisory for Washington

Inslee modifies Open Public Meetings Act proclamation regarding election canvassing boards

Inslee extends 27 proclamations relating to COVID-19

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the extension of 27 proclamations today in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

Inslee appoints representatives to multi-state COVID vaccine workgroup

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that Dr. Ed Marcuse and Dr. John Dunn will represent Washington in the multi-state COVID Vaccine Scientific Safety Review Workgroup. Inslee announced the Western state workgroup in October in coordination with California, Oregon and Nevada. 

Inslee statement on President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris

Gov. Jay Inslee made the following statement today congratulating President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on winning the popular vote and the Electoral College.


Inslee announces Jamila Thomas as new chief of staff

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Jamila Thomas as his chief of staff effective Nov. 16. Thomas is currently chief of staff to Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and previously held the same title with former Speaker of the House Frank Chopp.


Inslee statement on continued ballot counting

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement today as the country waits for votes to be counted.


Inslee statement on historic re-election

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement tonight as voters re-elected him, making him only the second governor in state history to be elected to three consecutive terms.


Inslee statement on safe voting and secure election results

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement today ahead of Tuesday's elections.

"Record voter turnout in Washington state and around the nation is a powerful reminder of who's in charge as this tumultuous election reaches its final state: The people.


Inslee announces technology investment for Washington students and staff

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the allocation of $24 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds to purchase approximately 64,000 computing devices for students across the state. These devices will enable students to receive their education in the new COVID-19 remote learning environment.

Inslee issues directive to ensure continuity of benefits for school staff

State safety rest area workers honored for keeping freight moving and travelers safe during pandemic

Inslee issues "Stay Safe - Vote Safe" proclamation

Inslee announces Western states workgroup to ensure safety and efficacy of COVID vaccines

In case you missed it: Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that Washington is joining other western states to review the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines when approved by the FDA.


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