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News and Events from Washington State

Read about the latest news in homeland security and emergency management from Washington State. Learn about common trends, threats, and emergency situations from the Pacific Northwest. This page will help you learn how to respond to an emergency event.

WASHINGTON STATE NEWS & TRENDS

FEMA and Our Partners Continue to Support State-Managed Coronavirus Response

“My current focus has been and will continue to be to make sure we get critical supplies to those places around the country that need them the most.” – FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor
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Benefits.gov: Finding the Right Help During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Outbreak

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has presented many challenges for people across the United States. We recognize the difficulties that many are facing and wants to help citizens find the assistance they need, whether it be unemployment, healthcare...
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Domestic Preparedness – Monthly Journal

Read the March, 2020 edition of Domestic Preparedness Journal.
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UAC SEOC Situation Report #4

Here is the March 24 Unified Command State Emergency Operations Center Situation Report.
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COVID-19 Washington State – Latest News

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and alerts from the state of Washington regarding COVID-19.
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U.S. Small Business Administration – Disaster Resources

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides...
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Coping with Corona Virus Related Challenges

How are you doing with the quick and ever changing daily stream of information? Are you coping while making big decisions as well as figuring out the day-to-day details for you and your family? Feeling overwhelmed, anxious and unsure who to manage...
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Internship & Job Shadow Interview w/ Curry Mayer & Shane Moore

Trio Group Creative Director Ricardo Ibarra interviews Bellevue City Emergency Manager Curry Mayer and Washington Military Department Catastrophic Planner Shane Moore on Internships and Job Shadowing in Washington State.
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Washington State Department of Health

The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, or how the virus is spread, please call 1-800-525-0127.
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Staying emotionally well during the COVID-19 Pandemic

We know this is a trying time for all of us and in these times of so much uncertainty, there can be a lot of stress, anxiety and fear. We are all trying our best to support and work with our wonderful students...
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Communities in Schools Lakewood has put out a call for volunteers

Communities in Schools Lakewood has put out a call for volunteers to help with food distribution to students. On March 23 and March 24, volunteers are needed to distribute “break bags” containing extra food...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.
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Washington State 211

Washington 211 is operating the State COVID-19 Helpline

Washington 211 is operating the State COVID-19 Helpline (1-800-525-0127) for the Washington State Department of Health during the Coronavirus Outbreak. Normal 211 services are available but wait times have increased.
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COVID-19 – What You Can Do to Help

The State of Washington is seeking to fill shortages of specific personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection-control products.
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Washington State COVID-19 Response

The Washington State’s official COVID-19 site, maintained by the state Joint Information Center.
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Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

This guidance applies to all first responders, including law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, and emergency management officials, who anticipate close contact with persons with confirmed or possible COVID-19 in the course of their work.
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Census Bureau Statement on Modifying 2020 Census Operations to Make Sure College Students are Counted

The U.S. Census Bureau continues to carefully monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and follow the guidance of federal, state and local health authorities. We are adjusting some operations as outlined below with two key principles in mind...
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Measles spreading in U.S., mostly among unvaccinated children

Measles is spreading in the U.S. As of 5 February, there were 50 cases in Washington state and five in Houston. New cases are being added daily. Health officials, including the U.S. surgeon general, are urging parents to get their children vaccinated.
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The Cascadia Playbook

A Cascadia event is based on the threat of a catastrophic magnitude 9.0 Subduction Zone earthquake and resultant tsunami. Coastal counties will experience a devastating tsunami on top of severe ground shaking (up to five minutes).
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Washington Research Council

The Washington Research Council examines how public policy issues will affect business, government, and the community. Research is based on facts from reliable data sources and informed by economic analysis with an appreciation of the power of free markets.
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