• Inslee announces extension of eviction moratorium, expansion of vaccine eligibility, long-term care visitations may resume

    March 20, 2021
    Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that *the statewide eviction moratorium will be extended through June 30, as well as upcoming vaccine eligibility expansion, including restaurant workers and Washingtonians 60 and older. He also announced that effective immediately, visitations at long-term care facilities and nursing homes may resume.

    In addition, the state Department of Health (DOH) today launched a new web tool to help people find open vaccination appointments near them.

    “It’s another great day to be from Washington state,” Inslee said. “From protecting people’s housing to helping people see their loved ones and getting more Washingtonians vaccinated, we’re continuing to move forward toward recovery.”

    There are currently around three million Washingtonians currently eligible for the vaccine, with another estimated two million eligible by the end of the month, bringing the total to five million by the end of March — a much higher number than initially predicted.

    Read the rest of the story on the governor's Medium page.

    *The eviction moratorium will be extended to June 30, not June 20 as a previous release stated.