Health

State workers seek exemptions to Washington vaccine mandate

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than 4,300 state workers are seeking an exemption to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, about 7% of the approximately 60,000 employees subject to the requirement. The Seattle Times reported Tuesday that the requests for a…

Washington state records over 7,000 deaths from COVID-19

SEATTLE (AP) — More than 7,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Washington state, according to data from the state Department of Health. The state reported the milestone on Tuesday, The Seattle Times reported. Washington eclipsed 6,000 deaths on July…

Washington hospital execs: little capacity to help Idaho

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington is facing its own COVID-19 crisis and has little capacity to help neighboring Idaho deal with an overwhelming surge of cases driven by unvaccinated people, state hospital executives and doctors said Monday. Taya Briley, executive vice…