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A surge in vaccinations has eased concern about service slowdowns ahead of a Monday deadline.
Governor’s mask order takes effect Sept. 13.
An agreement between the state and their union also provides for some leeway in meeting the deadline.
Inslee also ordered employees of public schools, colleges and child care centers to get vaccinated.
Workers must do so by mid-October to keep their jobs. The order also covers long-term care providers.
We have work to do to increase the number of vaccinations.
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Under a new order, landlords can only evict a tenant if they refuse to seek help through a relief program.
Incentives range from big cash drawings to sports tickets and tuition. Drawings start next week.
Reaching 70% of adults with at least one shot would trigger the state to drop most COVID-19 restrictions.
With one vaccine now approved for kids 12 and older, parents shouldn’t wait for a school requirement.
Meanwhile, fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in most places, the federal CDC said.
Gov. Inslee said an expected increase in vaccine supply enables the state to open eligibility.
He’s also extending moratoria on evictions and utility cut-offs and easing rules for nursing home visits.
The directive requires districts to offer at least two days of on-campus instruction per week for all grades.
Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s reopening plan will allow businesses to operate at 50% capacity starting March 22.
The governor acted after receiving the recommendation of a scientific panel enlisted by Western states.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill that can waive some requirements for students who were on track before the pandemic.
“This should give educators more confidence,” Jay Inslee said. Other frontline workers could soon be next.
The governor issued a weekslong pause on regions moving backward, but has yet to outline a Phase 3.