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“This should give educators more confidence,” Jay Inslee said. Other frontline workers could soon be next.
The governor issued a weekslong pause on regions moving backward, but has yet to outline a Phase 3.
Two months after the COVID vaccine landed in Washington, many still struggle to secure their shots.
The ‘Learn to Return’ plan is intended to speed school reopenings with an added layer of confidence.
Despite continued frustration from those seeking a shot, the state is making progress, he said.
It’s been a month since the governor imposed the new rules. And the pandemic has only gotten worse.
The recent Lost Wages Assistance program pumped an extra $625 million to Washington’s unemployed.
New rules come as coronavirus cases are on the rise statewide.
A federal program will give some of the state’s unemployed a $300 weekly bump for the past five weeks.
Bringing students back in any capacity will lead to new infections, the report found.
A spike in cases could cause hospitalizations and deaths to rise soon.
Officials urge the public to continue social distancing.
Boat ramps, trailheads and golf courses can reopen with social-distancing measures in place.
It was unclear when sites would re-open, but employees will have to have PPE and stay six feet apart.
State Superintendant Chris Reykdal said Wednesday the lowest grade a student can earn is an incomplete.
Swedish Health Services is going through its bank of recovered patients and asking them to donate.
The study, under peer review, was led by an Everett Clinic doctor. It could speed up testing nationwide.
The governor is orchestrating a four-day bargaining session with both sides led by an MIT professor.