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Washington House Democrats Told To Limit Their Bill Introductions In 2021 Session Due To COVID

Because of disruptions wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, majority Democrats in the Washington House have been asked to restrain themselves and introduce no more than seven bills each during the 2021 legislative session — and then only bills that “are urgently needed.” Continue Reading Washington House Democrats Told To Limit Their Bill Introductions In 2021 Session Due To COVID

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Tonasket, in Washington's Okanogan County, no longer has a police force after the mayor disbanded it. Courtesy city of Tonasket

Care Facility In Small Okanogan County Town Of Tonasket Reports 12 Deaths In COVID Outbreak

The county health department said Monday night that North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket has recorded 11 deaths. That number includes 32 total residents who have contracted COVID-19. Health officials did not disclose a time frame for the cases and deaths. Two staff members there are hospitalized, according to the health department. Continue Reading Care Facility In Small Okanogan County Town Of Tonasket Reports 12 Deaths In COVID Outbreak

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Washington state residents can now enable a smartphone app that sends an alert if the user was potentially exposed to a coronavirus carrier. CREDIT: Derek Wang/N3

Washington Launches Statewide COVID-19 Exposure App For Phones. But You Need To Turn It On

The smartphone app sends you an alert if you’ve had close contact with another user who later tests positive for the coronavirus. The Washington State Department of Health and governor are hoping that at least 15 percent of Washingtonians voluntarily activate the COVID-19 exposure notification tool. Gov. Jay Inslee said even a low level of participation could reduce infections and save lives. Continue Reading Washington Launches Statewide COVID-19 Exposure App For Phones. But You Need To Turn It On

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Travelers self-test for the coronavirus at a mobile testing site at New York City's Penn Station in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. The U.S. is currently seeing record hospitalizations for COVID-19, and health experts fear more surges are on their way. CREDIT: Mary Altaffer/AP

Dr. Fauci Warns Of ‘Surge Upon A Surge’ As COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit Yet Another High

More than 91,500 people were hospitalized with the virus on Saturday, with 18,000 in intensive care units. That’s according to data compiled by the COVID Tracking Project, which collects and analyzes data from across the United States. Over 6,000 patients were on ventilators. Continue Reading Dr. Fauci Warns Of ‘Surge Upon A Surge’ As COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit Yet Another High

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Many people might not be aware of what types of vaccines they need as they get older. Here, an adult gets a flu shot in Jacksonville, Fla. CREDIT: RICK WILSON/AP IMAGES

States Are Preparing To Distribute A Coming COVID Vaccine. Here’s How Washington Is Preparing

Washington’s plan, devised by the state Department of Health, will be implemented by a 25-person Vaccine Planning and Coordination Team consisting of employees from within the department, sourcing from the Offices of Immunization and Child Profile, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Health Promotion and Education and others. Continue Reading States Are Preparing To Distribute A Coming COVID Vaccine. Here’s How Washington Is Preparing

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