Monday will be the final day of Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 emergency declaration. While the virus persists, vaccines and medical treatments are broadly available and offer strong protection. The state’s decisive pandemic response saved lives – had the nation achieved Washington’s low COVID-19 death rate, 433,000 lives might have been saved.
“The past two and a half years have been some of the hardest that anyone can remember,” said Inslee. “Working together, we saved countless thousands of lives.”