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Inslee cancels pay raises for some execs and orders furloughs for workers as special session looms.
All workers will need to wear masks as restaurants, retail shops and other businesses reopen.
Governor says state will pay for test kits and personal protective equipment.
Gov. Inslee issues new rules during May 27 news conference.
State relies on results of tests and death certificates in calculating the daily toll of the disease.
Resumption of those practices depends on adequate protective equipment and patient screening.
Restaurants may still ask customers for information that contact tracers could use to stop an outbreak.
Force of 1,371 including National Guard will assist local health districts statewide.
A new report warns there may be billions of dollars less for programs and services in coming years.
Barber shops, hair salons and limited restaurant dining coming next month.
Officials urge the public to continue social distancing.
He said he will lay out a clearer timeline for a phased reopening of the state Friday.
Boat ramps, trailheads and golf courses can reopen with social-distancing measures in place.
It was unclear when sites would re-open, but employees will have to have PPE and stay six feet apart.
State Superintendant Chris Reykdal said Wednesday the lowest grade a student can earn is an incomplete.
In a televised address, Jay Inslee announced a framework for a very gradual end to social lockdown.
Swedish Health Services is going through its bank of recovered patients and asking them to donate.
More than 27,000 employees are expected to return to work at the Everett campus starting Monday.
Governor warns lockdown may last a while, and builders offer path to freeing their industry now.
The state may release up to 950 inmates as officials look to prevent COVID-19 deaths behind bars.