Gov. Jay Inslee announced the order will end nearly three years after he first issued it.
Rep. Robert Sutherland and five colleagues fought a requirement barring access to the House floor unless vaccinated
King County’s indoor mandate will end at the same time.
They’ll still be required in some places, but Washington is following several other states now lifting mandates.
Governor said he’ll say exactly when next week. Meanwhile, a pause on elective surgeries will end Feb. 17.
King County health officials say 1 in 7 ICU and acute-care hospital beds are occupied by a COVID patient.
Exactly how many people will be out of work for ignoring Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate isn’t known yet.
A surge in vaccinations has eased concern about service slowdowns ahead of a Monday deadline.
Governor’s mask order takes effect Sept. 13.
An agreement between the state and their union also provides for some leeway in meeting the deadline.
Inslee also ordered employees of public schools, colleges and child care centers to get vaccinated.
Workers must do so by mid-October to keep their jobs. The order also covers long-term care providers.
We have work to do to increase the number of vaccinations.
As of June 30, bar-goers are able to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and diners can sit at restaurant tables that have long…
Under a new order, landlords can only evict a tenant if they refuse to seek help through a relief program.
Incentives range from big cash drawings to sports tickets and tuition. Drawings start next week.
Reaching 70% of adults with at least one shot would trigger the state to drop most COVID-19 restrictions.
With one vaccine now approved for kids 12 and older, parents shouldn’t wait for a school requirement.
Meanwhile, fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in most places, the federal CDC said.
Gov. Inslee said an expected increase in vaccine supply enables the state to open eligibility.