Governor Jay Inslee tests positive for COVID-19

Washington Requires Covid 19 Vaccination For Teachers, Staff
Ted S. Warren

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced that Washington state is expanding its vaccine mandate to include all public, charter and private school teachers and staff, as well as those working at the state's colleges and universities. The governor also expanded the statewide indoor mask mandate in place for non-vaccinated individuals to include those who are vaccinated.

SEATTLE — Governor Jay Inslee tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

The governor is experiencing mild symptoms, including a mild cough, and will be working from home. Inlsee is working with his doctor to set up antiviral treatments.

Inslee is vaccinated and boosted.

“I am experiencing very mild symptoms and am most glad I’m vaccinated and boosted,” Inslee said. “I hope others consider getting their booster because it’s very effective in preventing serious illness.”