2/17: Wednesday Briefing

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STATE The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is hosting a live webinar tomorrow, February 18 from 5 to 6pm discussing the phasing and rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in our state. It will also feature live Spanish and ASL interpretation You can register online and submit vaccine questions in advance by following links at coronavirus.wa.gov […]

2/16: Tuesday Briefing

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STATE The Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission can provide resources for those struggling pay utility bills due to the pandemic. Call 1-888-333-WUTC (888-333-9882) or visit utc.wa.gov/COVIDHELP The Washington Legislature has approved a bill that would waive some graduation requirements for individual students during a state of emergency, including the current coronavirus pandemic. The measure, […]

9/15: Monday Briefing + “Tacoma Snow” from Leanne Trevalyan

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Listeners to today’s briefing are treated to the track “Tacoma Snow” by Leanne Trevalyan!

2/11: Snowy (?) Briefing

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PERENNIAL RESOURCES State-level updates on COVID-19 can be found online in multiple languages at coronavirus.wa.gov, and lots of COVID data displays are available at doh.wa.gov/CovidDataDashboard. Going to wa211.org online or dialing 211 will link you to all sorts of resources for social, health, and financial assistance. Dialing 311 will connect you to the City of […]

2/10: Wednesday Briefing

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VACCINE INFO Washingtonians can find out if they are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines online at FindYourPhaseWA.org. For general info on the vaccine, go to COVIDvaccineWA.org or https://TPCHD.org/vaxToTheFuture, which is the webpage for the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department. The following health systems and clinics in our region are offering vaccine appointments for eligible individuals: MultiCare […]

2/9: Tuesday Briefing

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VACCINE INFO Washingtonians can find out if they are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines online at FindYourPhaseWA.org. For general info on the vaccine, go to COVIDvaccineWA.org or https://TPCHD.org/vaxToTheFuture, which is the webpage for the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department. The following health systems and clinics in our region are offering vaccine appointments for eligible individuals: MultiCare […]

2/8: Monday Briefing

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STATE The governor signed into law today legislation that will increase minimum unemployment benefits for workers starting July 1st. The new law also relieves employers of individual benefit charges for claims that occurred between March 22 and May 30 of 2020 A special open enrollment period for health insurance in WA will run from Feb. […]

2/5: Friday Briefing

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STATE The state Insurance Commissioner again extended his emergency order directing all state-regulated health insurers to make additional coverage changes to aid consumers during the coronavirus pandemic. His order is in effect until March 7. This will sound familiar, because the insurance commissioner must renew the order every 30 days. Insurers must Continue coverage for […]

2/4: Thursday Briefing

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PERENNIAL RESOURCES State-level updates on COVID-19 can be found online in multiple languages at coronavirus.wa.gov, and lots of COVID data displays are available at doh.wa.gov/CovidDataDashboard. Dialing 211 will connect you to community resources and referral agencies Dialing 311 will connect you to the City of Tacoma The state’s Coronavirus hotline is 1-800-525-0127 You can also […]

2/3: Wednesday Briefing

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PERENNIAL RESOURCES State-level updates on COVID-19 can be found online in multiple languages at coronavirus.wa.gov, and the state’s data dashboards are found online at doh.wa.gov/CovidDataDashboard. Dialing 311 will get you to the City of Tacoma’s non-emergency information line. The state’s Coronavirus Q&A line is staffed 7 days a week, 6am-10pm, at 1-800-525-0127. For interpreters in […]