Washington hospitals are already near capacity as the number of COVID patients increases.
Washington was one of three states with no guidance on ending the mask mandate prior to the announcement.
Governor Inslee made it clear the statewide indoor mask mandate will be ending soon.
Seattle will be one of the first cities in the United States to face the full force of the Omicron COVID variant.
The most serious threat this winter isn't incremental staff cuts, it's Delta Plus.
Across the state leaders breathed a sigh of relief with most workers choosing to get vaccinated.
Data across the state shows a vast majority of people will meet the state vaccination deadline.
Washingtonians look ahead to Monday when they'll learn the true impact of the state vaccine mandate.
Jessica Berg Wilson died from an extremely rare complication 12 days after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
As of September 20, over 68% of state employees had reported being fully vaccinated.