COVID-19 emergency orders and state of emergency to end by Oct. 31

September 20, 2022

On Sept. 8, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the upcoming rescission of all remaining COVID-19 emergency proclamations and state of emergency by Oct. 31.

Nearly three-quarters of the governor’s 85 COVID-19 emergency orders have already been lifted, and an additional 13 health care related orders will end Oct. 27. The remaining 10 orders are to be lifted on Oct. 31, including the underlying state of emergency. See the announcement here.

Requirements for initial application and renewal of nurse licensure will continue in accordance with pre-pandemic requirements unless they are currently covered by the nursing commission’s emergency rules or have been updated by permanent rule work. For a full list of rule changes, please see the nursing commission’s infographic. (Taya Briley)


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