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Gesa Credit Union announces new Healthcare Heroes Affinity Debit Card

Gesa affinity debit card

RICHLAND, WASH. (June 7, 2021) ‒ Gesa Credit Union last week announced the addition of a new affinity debit card to their suite of Local Heroes cards, designed to benefit healthcare workers across the state of Washington. Each time a Healthcare Heroes Affinity Debit Card is used, Gesa will make a donation toward organizations that […]

Inslee appoints Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH new secretary of health

Umair Shah new health secretary

By Office of Governor Jay Inslee | Press Release Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH as the new Washington state secretary of health starting December 21. Dr. Shah currently serves as executive director and local health authority for Harris County Public Health in Texas.  “Dr. Shah brings an unrivaled expertise, knowledge […]

Health Secretary John Wiesman signed order mandating face coverings

John Wiesman

By Washington Department of Health | Press Release Use of face coverings in any indoor or outdoor public setting in the state. Order takes effect June 26, 2020 Members of the public are required by law to comply with this order, and violators may be subject to criminal penalties pursuant to RCW 43.70.130(7), RCW 70.05.120(4), […]

WA Dept. of Health Reports COVID-19 death toll errors

COVID-19 deaths

WA Dept. of Health to correct errors in reporting COVID-19 death tollBy Maxford Nelson | Freedom Foundation Editors Note: The Lynnwood Times included the latest COVID-19 data metrics from the Washington state Department of Health in the article. One month after the Freedom Foundation reported that Washington state’s method for tallying COVID-19 fatalities could result in an […]

Local health officers have authority to involuntarily isolate or quarantine

Washington state national Guard

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 […]

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