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Inslee announces statewide COVID-19 exposure notification tool

By Office of the Governor Olympia, Wash., November 30, 2020 – Gov. Jay Inslee, along with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), today announced the launch of WA Notify, a simple, anonymous exposure notification tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19. By adding WA Notify to their smartphones, Washington residents will be alerted […]

How Washington state can utilize mobile devices to slow the spread of COVID-19

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By Alec Dietz | Lynnwood Times Staff With most Washington counties still stuck in Phase 2 of Governor Jay Inslee’s “Safe Start” plan, several alternatives and plans to help slow the spread of COVID-19 are being discussed at the local and state level.  So far in the state of Washington, state employees, national guard members, […]

Inslee announces clarification to restaurant and summer camp guidance

Inslee announces clarification to restaurant and summer camp guidanceBy Officer of the Governor | Press release OLYMPIA, Wash., JULY 31, 2020 — Gov. Jay Inslee today announced updates to the July 24 guidance for restaurants, taverns, breweries, wineries and distilleries as part of Washington’s Safe Start phased reopening plan. Changes include clarification about which establishments can offer indoor […]

Local health officers have authority to involuntarily isolate or quarantine

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By Mario Lotmore | Lynnwood Times Staff Inslee cannot commit to a hard June 1 date to transition to Phase 2 of his “Safe Start WA” plan New requirements for Phase 2: (1) progress of the virus, (2) success of contact tracing mission, and (3) public cooperation. “COVID exposed” person is defined as anyone who […]

Inslee announces medical and dental services reopening, no guarantee of Phase 2 for June 1

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by Luke Putvin | Lynnwood Times Staff At his May 18 press conference, Governor Jay Inslee announced a proclamation to reopen medical and dental services. Inslee was joined by Sally Watkins, Executive Director of the Washington State Nurses Association, and Bill Robertson, President and CEO of Multicare. Both offered their thanks to those who provided […]

Governor Inslee lays out statewide contact tracing plan for COVID-19

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By Mario Lotmore | Lynnwood Times Staff May 20, 2020: Clarified the statement with WA state DOH, “refuse to cooperate with contact tracers and/or refuse testing, will not” to “refuse testing or self-isolation, may not” in the latter portion of the article. Also included a statement by the Washington State Department of Health May 19, 2020: […]

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