Mask mandates in healthcare settings that were put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic will end in Washington and Oregon on April 3rd.     State agencies in both states announced the end of the masking requirements on Friday following decreasing COVID-19 case rates in both states over the past year. Washington’s seven-day rate of … Read more

People across Washington can now call 1-833-829-HELP for the latest information on the monkeypox virus (MPV).     The call center is an expansion of the Washington Department of Health’s (DOH) efforts to provide information to Washingtonians. Two weeks ago, DOH activated its Incident Management Team (IMT) to dedicate time and efforts to help address … Read more

Washington health officials are placing less emphasis on COVID-19 case counts, and focusing more on hospitalizations.     Washington State Department of Health (WSDH) staff gave an update on the pandemic Wednesday. Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah said BA.2 is still Washington’s dominant variant, and its representation in the state’s total number of cases … Read more