On Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed a State of Emergency in Washington regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). The proclamation directs agencies and departments to support the state Department of Health and local officials in alleviating the impacts to people, property, and infrastructure across the state.
March 9, 2020
The emergency rules cover:
- Registration for work
- Certification of satisfactory progress for training programs
- Penalty waivers
- Updates to certain definitions
March 18, 2020
The emergency rule provides exceptions for situations where WorkSource offices are closed.
March 20, 2020
The emergency rule consolidates standby emergency rules from March 13 and March 20, 2020, and changes the number of weeks of standby eligibility.
March 24, 2020
The emergency rule makes changes to job search requirements for Unemployment Insurance claimants.
March 25, 2020
The emergency rule makes changes to shared work eligibility.