COVID-19

For the latest COVID-19 health guidance, statistics and resources, visit Coronavirus.wa.gov.

COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers

Governor Inslee has announced that some industries will no longer need to follow additional guidance, instead they will only need to follow the COVID-19 workplace health and safety measures established by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). Read more here.

Marijuana Justice Initiative

In Washington state, it is no longer considered criminal behavior for adults to possess a small amount of marijuana for personal use. The governor’s Marijuana Justice Initiative intends to recognize the evolution of the state’s beliefs about marijuana and, within existing capacity, provide clemency relief to some who have these convictions on their records. The Initiative will provide an expedited process to grant pardons to people with a single misdemeanor conviction on their criminal record for adult marijuana possession prosecuted under Washington state law.

Inslee statement on charging decision in Manny Ellis case

“I thank Attorney General Bob Ferguson and his office for a comprehensive investigation into the death of Manny Ellis last year in Tacoma.

Inslee extends security measures for 2021 legislative session

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today announcing the extension of actions taken by the state to ensure the safety and security of Washingtonians, legislators, state employees and the buildings of the Capitol Campus.

Inslee statement on security measures for 2021 legislative session

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today on actions the state is taking to ensure the safety and security of Washingtonians, legislators, state employees and the buildings of the Capitol Campus as the Legislature is set to convene the 2021 session on Monday.

Inslee addresses Washingtonians following day of violence in both the state and nation's capital

Inslee announces one-week extension of statewide restrictions

Inslee announces Washington's historic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Inslee announces statewide COVID-19 exposure notification tool

Inslee extends proclamations related to COVID-19

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the extension of three proclamations today including visitation and remedial services, shared work, and temporary licensing for dental and pharmacy graduates. 

Inslee extends face covering requirement for businesses statewide and halts county advancements

Governor’s Task Force on Independent Investigations of Police Use of Force

The final report from the task force is available here.

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 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 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 statement on Republican refusal to extend COVID-19 proclamation

VIDEO: “A critical caveat”

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