10/9: Friday Briefing

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STATE The governor has extended the residential eviction moratorium through December 31st. Rent is not waived, and tenants will still be responsible for any rent owed, but tenants may not be evicted for failure to pay rent. The governor also has issued safety guidelines for behavioral health facilities, long-term youth inpatient programs, residential treatment facilities, […]

10/7: Lots of new state updates!

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STATE The governor has confirmed that all of Washington’s 39 counties will remain until further notice in their current phases of reopening, but that adjusted guidelines for various sectors of the economy and community are effective immediately: Libraries in phase 2 counties may open for indoor activity up to 25% capacity, bringing them into alignment […]

10/5: Monday Briefing

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STATE 26 different proclamations related to the COVID-19 pandemic have been extended until November 9th. The full list is available in the news section at coronavirus.wa.gov, but the proclamations cover issues related to drivers licenses, public meetings, telemedicine, nursing homes and longterm care facilities, orders of protection, wage garnishments, licensing of recent dental and health […]

10/2: Erin Sarvis of The New Generation 2.0

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Erin Sarvis talks about The New Generation 2.0 and the Bite of Black Business, a movement to bring wealth and safety to the Black community through uplifting Black-owned businesses and working to end police brutality.

9/30: Wednesday Update

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STATE Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or “WIC”, will continue to offer enrollment, health screenings, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and food benefit interviews remotely via phone or videochat for as long as the declared national public health emergency goes on. To find WIC services in your area, text “WIC” to 96859, […]

9/28: Monday Briefing

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STATE The Department of Social and Health Services, or DSHS, is expected to provide extra food benefits up to the maximum allowed for each household for October 2020. Those who normally receive food benefits on October 1 or 2 will see the additional benefits on their EBT card October 2nd. Those who normally receive food […]

9/25: Friday Briefing

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STATE The governor has extended a legislature-approved residency waiver for graduate students studying at state institutions. Due to COVID, students may not be able to travel to campus but are still continuing their studies remotely. The waiver exempts these students from residing in Washington during their fall quarter studies. The insurance commissioner’s emergency order that […]

3/29: Wednesday Updates

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STATE The governor has issued updated guidance for gatherings that include business meetings, professional development trainings, conferences, conventions, and similar types of events. Such activities may resume as long as businesses can meet and maintain all requirements, including providing materials, schedules and needed equipment; and if the businesses conduct only activities that are allowed under […]

9/21: Monday Briefing

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No interview today, but Sam’s back!

9/18: Friday Briefing

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BORDER Canada has extended its border closure with the United States through at least October 21. STATE The State Health department is imploring Washingtonian to answer phone calls or return voicemails from state contact tracers in order to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The governor has issued updated guidance for weddings and funerals, which may […]