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Retroactive unemployment payments ensure full benefits for eligible Washingtonians

Retroactive unemployment payments ensure full benefits for eligible Washingtonians

State Employment Security Department commissioner releases details

Retroactive unemployment payments ensure full benefits for eligible Washingtonians
State attorney general warns to beware of scams related to stimulus checks

State attorney general warns to beware of scams related to stimulus checks

Scammers already targeting COVID-19 payments

State attorney general warns to beware of scams related to stimulus checks
Property tax deadline extended to June

Property tax deadline extended to June

This only affects those who pay their property taxes themselves.

Property tax deadline extended to June
Amazon says its taking ‘extreme measures to ensure the safety of employees’ at Kent site

Amazon says its taking ‘extreme measures to ensure the safety of employees’ at Kent site

Fulfillment Center employee tested positive for COVID-19; facility remains open

Amazon says its taking ‘extreme measures to ensure the safety of employees’ at Kent site
The 2020 census form will look very similar to this sample document. Image courtesy U.S. Census Bureau

Don’t forget to take the census

Due to the coronavirus, the deadline for responding to the census is Aug. 14, 2020.

The 2020 census form will look very similar to this sample document. Image courtesy U.S. Census Bureau
New report indicates positive impact in King County of social distancing on COVID-19 epidemic

New report indicates positive impact in King County of social distancing on COVID-19 epidemic

But heath officials say more progress needed | Public Health – Seattle King County

New report indicates positive impact in King County of social distancing on COVID-19 epidemic
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows COVID-19, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Latest numbers: Washington COVID-19 outbreak by county

With links to official information.

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows COVID-19, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
UW doctor offers answers about COVID-19

UW doctor offers answers about COVID-19

Who should get tested? Who can get coronavirus? Staying at home key to stop spreading

UW doctor offers answers about COVID-19
Washington scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for healthcare workers

Washington scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for healthcare workers

State officials say they had to be “creative” to obtain protective equipment in global demand.

Washington scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for healthcare workers
FAQ about enforcement of Governor’s Executive Order | State Patrol
FAQ about enforcement of Governor’s Executive Order | State Patrol
Gov. Jay Inslee discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s response during a press conference on Thursday, March 26. Screenshot

Inslee: Stay-at-home orders must continue to completely eliminate COVID-19

Slight decrease in rate of new coronavirus cases, but residents must continue to hunker down.

Gov. Jay Inslee discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s response during a press conference on Thursday, March 26. Screenshot
State unemployment insurance applications jump 843 percent over previous week

State unemployment insurance applications jump 843 percent over previous week

133,464 new claims due to COVID-19 related layoffs

State unemployment insurance applications jump 843 percent over previous week
COVID-19 gathering restriction delays funerals

COVID-19 gathering restriction delays funerals

For one funeral home owner, the confusion came to a head after a recent service.

COVID-19 gathering restriction delays funerals
Legislators request unemployment assistance for independent contractors

Legislators request unemployment assistance for independent contractors

Federal funds for hairdressers, high tech coders and others

Legislators request unemployment assistance for independent contractors
Activists want rent, mortgage suspensions

Activists want rent, mortgage suspensions

Moratoriums on evictions won’t be enough, say some.

Activists want rent, mortgage suspensions
Governor: Stay at home — and that’s now an order

Governor: Stay at home — and that’s now an order

Jay Inslee on Monday took an aggressive new step to curb social interactions as coronavirus deaths rise.

Governor: Stay at home — and that’s now an order
Boeing plants in Puget Sound area to close; infected Everett worker dies

Boeing plants in Puget Sound area to close; infected Everett worker dies

To the relief of anxious employees, the company said it will shut down factory operations for two weeks.

Boeing plants in Puget Sound area to close; infected Everett worker dies
Some medical supplies, including face masks, respirators and gowns provided to Washington by the federal government March 5 in conjunction with a visit from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to Camp Murray in Pierce County, Washington. Cameron Sheppard/WNPA News Service

President issues virus disaster declaration for Washington state

Governor appoints Navy Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono to oversee COVID-19 response management.

Some medical supplies, including face masks, respirators and gowns provided to Washington by the federal government March 5 in conjunction with a visit from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to Camp Murray in Pierce County, Washington. Cameron Sheppard/WNPA News Service
Playgrounds, sports courts closed in King County to encourage social distancing

Playgrounds, sports courts closed in King County to encourage social distancing

Seattle mayor says in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the public cannot allow gatherings at Alki, Golden Gardens, Seward, Volunteer Park or Magnuson parks.

Playgrounds, sports courts closed in King County to encourage social distancing
Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference from March 20, 2020, on TVW.

Inslee: Some folks aren’t taking the virus outbreak seriously

At a news conference, the governor warned businesses and individuals to get with the program.

Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference from March 20, 2020, on TVW.