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Beginning June 26, every Washingtonian in an indoor public space, or in an outside public space when unable to physically distance from others, will be legally required to wear a face covering     OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman today (June 23) announced a...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 17, Rep. Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after Michael Crowder, President-elect of the National Association of Conservation Districts and General Manager of Barker Ranch in West Richland, was appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Farm,...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On June 18 Rep. Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision<https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-587_5ifl.pdf> to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:   "I join Dreamers in...
    OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today after the Washington State Department of Health announced additional counties are eligible to move to Phase 2 under the Safe Start plan. “We are making...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance today for resuming personal services and professional services for counties granted variance under the Safe Start Phase 2 recovery plan laid out last week. Through the Washington "Safe Start" plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in subsequent...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance today for partially resuming limited in-store retail and manufacturing operations for counties granted variance under the Safe Start Phase 2 recovery plan laid out last week. Through the Washington "Safe Start" plan, more businesses and activities will re-...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued a directive to executive and small cabinet agencies today to freeze all hiring, personal service contracts and equipment purchases. The directive aims to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Washington's economy and financial outlook. Exemptions from the...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee today issued guidance clarifying Phase 1 outdoor recreation requirements, and set forth outdoor recreation guidance for Phase 2. Through the Washington "Safe Start" plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in phases, with adequate safety and health standards in...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee announced the launch of a statewide contact tracing plan today that will allow more businesses to open and more people to be active in public while helping to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Contact tracing is another tool in our toolbox for tackling COVID-19 in...
  Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance today for partially resuming the dine-in restaurant and tavern industry for counties granted variance under the Safe Start Phase 2 recovery plan laid out last week. Through the Washington "Safe Start" plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in subsequent...

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