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Without additional action, experts warn Washington could be in a “Florida-like condition” for COVID-19 spread

Experts warn Washington could be in a “Florida-like condition” if the state doesn’t take action to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The warning came during a...Read More

Effects of the public health and economic crises on health care in Washington State

At a hearing convened by the bipartisan Senate Special Committee on Economic Recovery (SCER) earlier this week, members were given a presentation on the effects...Read More

Delays in receiving COVID test results could inhibit contact tracing

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said in a Tuesday press conference that increased demand on commercial labs testing for COVID-19 poses challenges for the state’s effort...Read More

Coalition forms to oppose potential long-term care budget cuts

A group of Long-Term Care advocates in Washington State have formed a coalition in response to potential budget cuts to services utilized by senior citizens...Read More

Legislative subcommittee holds meeting on COVID-19 impacts on behavioral health

The Senate Behavioral Health Subcommittee held a meeting Monday morning to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on behavioral health in Washington State. During...Read More

King County Council approves new round of COVID-19 emergency funding

Tuesday afternoon, the King County Council approved $86 million in emergency funding for COVID-19 response – the third round of emergency funding the Council has...Read More

Kreidler extends emergency order on telehealth coverage

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler extended his emergency order directing all state-regulated health insurers to make additional coverage changes to aid consumers during the coronavirus pandemic. His order...Read More

King County Councilmembers urge Inslee to issue executive order to cover COVID-19 medical bills for uninsured or underinsured patients

Five King County Councilmembers – Girmay Zahilay, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Rod Dembowski, Dave Upthegrove, and Joe McDermott – sent a letter to Gov. Inslee today urging...Read More

Dr. Larry Corey lays out Fred Hutch’s approach to COVID vaccine development

In a recent interview with the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, the organization’s former President and Director, Dr. Larry Corey, explained the vaccine development initiative...Read More

DOH says 30-60% of Washingtonians may experience symptoms of depression in coming months related to COVID

A document from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) forecasts a worrisome outlook for the potential behavioral health impacts of COVID-19. The document is...Read More