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 […]

2/2: Groundhog Day!

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Today’s briefing includes the Latinx En Accion/TPCHD Spanish-language brief covid report.

1/29: Friday Briefing + “Yoga” by B.Lyte

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STATE To recap yesterday’s late-breaking update, regional phases will now be evaluated and announced every two weeks instead of weekly, based on whether each regions meets 3 out of 4 community health metrics related to coronavirus. Two regions will move into phase 2 starting Monday. The counties in the two regions enter phase 2 are […]

1/28: Daily Briefing + Update

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STATE UPDATES The governor has issued updated guidance for long-term care facilities. Modifications include updated and additional resources available at coronavirus.wa.gov; standardized community case rates related to moving between COVID phases; and enhanced guidance regarding compassionate care visitation, essential support persons visitation and outbreaks visitation. These guidelines take effect Feb 1st Gov Inslee announced adjustments […]

1/27: Wednesday Briefing

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STATE The state Department of Social and Health Services advises that if you receive a notice for an Eligibility Review from DSHS you must complete that review to continue receiving benefits. While DSHS extended certain certification periods, getting an Eligibility Review notice means your extension has ended, and your Eligibility Review is now due. You […]

1/26: Tuesday Briefing

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STATE After the State’s COVID-19 Assistance Hotline experienced high call volume yesterday, the Department of Health added more staff and capacity, and lines are fully open. An alternate number which still works is 888-856-5816. Governor Inslee was in the middle of a press conference when we went to air; we expect to update you tomorrow […]

1/25: Monday Briefing & Spanish Language Report

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Vaccine updates, variant updates, and special meetings in Tacoma to address the police incident this weekend at 9th & Pacific.  Today’s briefing includes the Spanish-language Reporte Semanal de COVID-19 brought to you by Latinx En Accion and the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department.