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(StatePoint) - As the pandemic continues to affect Americans across the country, many are facing financial hardship. For homeowners with a Freddie Mac loan, COVID-19 mortgage assistance is available in the form of “forbearance,” which temporarily suspends or reduces your mortgage payment...
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) today announced that in less than three weeks, more than 1.5 million people activated WA Notify, a simple, anonymous exposure notification tool that uses smartphones to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The number of WA Notify users puts...
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – Small nonfarm businesses in 13 Washington counties are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. These loans offset...
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is updating quarantine guidance for some travelers and planning to test flight crews arriving from some countries where a new variant of COVID-19 is circulating. On Dec. 21, Governor Jay Inslee issued a proclamation requiring all people...
Statewide Response  Updates Newest numbers. The Department of Health reported a total of 209,344 confirmed cases as of 11:59 pm on December 16. There have been 3,117 COVID-19 deaths in Washington. For the most recent tally of cases by county, demographics, and more, visit the...
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is pleased to welcome Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, as our new secretary of health. Secretary Shah comes to Washington from Harris County Public Health (HCPH) in Texas, where he served as the executive director and local health authority. Harris...
Olympia – Recognizing that new federal stimulus relief may be forthcoming, any checks are going to take time to reach Americans, and the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions urges homeowners to make sure they understand their forbearance and other foreclosure prevention options...
OLYMPIA – Given the high rates of COVID-19 in Washington and around the country, our winter holiday celebrations need to look different than in years past. Many of the ways we traditionally celebrate the holidays include contact with non-household members in large group settings. The Department...
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has announced that in just four days, more than 1,000,000 users activated WA Notify, a simple, anonymous exposure notification tool that uses smartphones to help stop the spread of COVID-19. More Washington residents opted in within the...
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health is announcing a new service to help people who have to isolate or quarantine at home after testing positive for COVID-19 or being exposed.   Care Connect Washington, working with local health jurisdictions and their partners, will provide...

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