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Gov. Jay Inslee announces vaccination mandate for WA state employees
Gov. Jay Inslee announces vaccination mandate for WA state employees
8/9/202145:59

Gov. Jay Inslee announces a requirement for most Washington state employees, on-site contractors, and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. State employees and workers in private health care and long-term care settings will have until October 18 to be fully vaccinated.

The requirement applies to state workers, regardless of teleworking status. This applies to executive cabinet agencies, but the governor encouraged all others such as higher education, local governments, the legislative branch, other statewide elected officials, and organizations in the private sector to do the same.

The governor made the announcement at a press conference at Kaiser Permanente in Seattle. He was joined by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Kaiser Permanente Washington President Susan Mullaney, Washington State Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah, and Seattle-King County Public Health Officer Dr. Jeffrey Duchin.

More info on Governor Inslee's Medium page.

Speakers and attendees include:

Susan Mullaney, Kaiser Permanente

Governor Jay Inslee, Washington State

Executive Dow Constantine, King County

Mayor Jenny Durkan, City of Seattle

Umair Shah, MD, MPH, Washington State Department of Health

Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, Public Health - Seattle & King County

Lacy Fehrenbach, Washington State Department of Health

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