Saturday, September 26, 2020


Inslee announces statewide mask mandate

Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman today announced a statewide mandatory face covering order that will take effect Friday, June 26. The order comes after a Saturday announcement of a mandatory mask proclamation for Yakima County starting this week. The order was in response to reports of increasing case counts and a potential overwhelming of the county’s …

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Governor signs new COVID-19 order for phased re-opening

On Monday, May 4th, Governor Inslee signed a new COVID-19 order – the Safe Start plan, while also extending the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order until May 31st. The Safe Start plan is a four-part phased re-opening of businesses and the Washington economy. Under this plan, businesses and activities would re-open in phases with social distancing measures and health procedures …

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The CARES Act and What Retirees Need to Know

The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) What Retirees Need to Know The following information has been put together by AFSCME Retirees regarding the recent CARES Act signed into law last Friday. This information can be downloaded here. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that makes it hard to breathe. Seniors and others with chronic health conditions are at …

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RPEC Council Office Closure – Updated 5-4-2020

Based on the Governor’s extended “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, the RPEC Council Office will remain closed through May 31st.  The office closure could be extended based on further guidance from public officials. Here is the link to our post about the extended order: Governor Inslee extends ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ During this time, RPEC staff will have the ability …

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