Published Thursday, May 11, 2023

Photo Credit: WA Governor’s Office

A long-awaited action by the Washington State’s Governor, Jay Inslee to have the COVID-19 vax requirement for all State workers has been finally rescinded, which is great news for us here in the State of Washington.

The World Health Organization announced last week that they announced the end to the global health emergency for COVID-19.

According to the Governor’s Office, the State’s Office of Financial Management will provide notice to state labor partners to negotiate changes to collective bargaining agreements and engage in rulemaking to amend the appropriate civil service rules containing COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

A budget will be signed by the Governor and he is giving incentives for those who were vaccinated and can provide proof of vaccination will receive a $1,000 incentive payment.

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