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COVID-19 vaccination permanently required for Washington State employees

COVID-19 vaccination permanently required for Washington State employees

Employees of Washington State must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 indefinitely, per a new executive directive Governor Jay Inslee released yesterday. Gov. Inslee stated that making vaccination a permanent condition of employment will address the “continuing threat” of COVID-19 and its variants “and ensure the health of our workforce.” Leading up to his […]

Governor Inslee tours Snohomish County

Inslee Snohomish County

Snohomish County, Wash., June 9, 2021 – Governor Jay Inslee toured Snohomish County Monday, June 7, visiting Community Health Center in Edmonds, Edmonds College in Lynnwood, Pallet in Everett, and the new WSDOT ferry terminal in Mukilteo. “It’s just been a great day, there’s so many positive things going on in Snohomish County right now,” […]

The Colville Tribes to collaborate with Inslee on climate change

colville tribes

NESPELEM, Wash., June 4, 2021 — The Governor of Washington State, Jay Inslee, recently called for a leaders’ summit with tribal nations to consult on climate-related issues. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is pleased to accept this invitation and commits to work with Governor Inslee on these important issues. The Governor recently signed […]

Criteria for counties to stay in Phase 3 relaxed


By Mario Lotmore | Lynnwood Times Staff UPDATE – 2:51 p.m. April 9, 2021: Added Snohomish Health District press release identifying social gatherings as the leading contributor to the recent increase in new COVID cases. Olympia, Wash., April 9, 2021 – Governor Jay Inslee today updated and clarified the criteria for counties to stay in […]

Inslee signs emergency proclamation requiring in-person learning

Returning to school

By Washington state Governor’s Office  |  Press Release Olympia, Wash., March 16, 2021 – Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday signed an emergency proclamation requiring all public K-12 schools in Washington to provide opportunities in both remote instruction and on-campus, in-person instruction. Returning to the classroom Under the proclamation, schools will be allowed to stagger the reintroduction of students […]

Sam Low appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to serve on the WA Traffic Safety Commission

By Mario Lotmore | Lynnwood Times Staff SNOHMISH COUNTY, Wash., February 15, 2021 – Last Friday, Snohomish County Councilman Sam Low was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to serve as Commissioner on the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC). Low is the Washington State Association of Counties representative for the Commission. WTSC is made up of 26 employees […]

Inslee letter urges Congress to immediately resume COVID-19 relief negotiations

Gov Inslee

By Office of Governor Jay Inslee | Press Release Gov. Jay Inslee sent a letter on November 19 to congressional leadership and the Trump administration, urging an immediate restart to negotiations on another coronavirus relief package that can be passed and signed into law before the end of the year. The letter reads, in part: […]

Inslee announces cap on third-party delivery fees to help restaurants

By Office of Governor Jay Inslee | Press Release Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a new cap on fees charged to restaurants by third-party delivery platforms, such as Uber Eats, DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates and others.  “We recognize the challenges posed by COVID-19 to our restaurant community, and we’re grateful to third party delivery platforms that […]

Gimme a Break: The Great Toilet Paper Run of 2020, parte deux!

By Dio Alexander | Lynnwood Times Contributor They say the sequel is sometimes better than the original. Whether it’s The Empire Strikes Back to the original Star Wars or The Dark Knight to Batman Begins, there’s a lot of anecdotal evidence for this claim. The sequel to spring’s Great Toilet Paper Run of 2020 could give those films a run for […]

Tuesday is your last day to enjoy indoor dining before the holidays

By Dio Alexander | Lynnwood Times Staff Restaurants and bars will be closed for indoor service starting 11:59pm on Tuesday, November 17. Only outdoor dining and to-go service is permitted following current guidelines. Table size will be limited to five persons for outdoor dining. Retail and grocery stores will be limited to 25% occupancy and […]

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