April 6, 2020: COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily Bulletin

April 6, 2020: COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily Bulletin

WA Department of Health

Recap of Today’s COVID-19 News and Updates

2019-20 School Year: Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal today announced the extension of school closures for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The order keeps both public and private schools closed in accordance with the governor's original order on March 13. Additional information here.

Numbers: As of 11:59 p.m. on April 5, there are 8,384 cases of COVID-19 in Washington state. Visit our website for cases by county, demographics, and more.

Dealing with loss: The Department of Health published a blog on handling loss and grief during this crisis.

Critical Care Decontamination Systems: The Battelle Critical Care Decontamination Systems underwent a dry run and is expected to be operational to clean used N95 masks this week. Battelle will be reaching out directly to hospitals around the state. View and download a video of the process here. For more information, visit here.

Worker Safety Guidance: Under the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation, employers are required to implement a social distancing plan, conduct frequent cleaning and sanitizing, and ensure frequent and proper hand washing. The Office of the Governor, Employment Security Department, and Department of Labor & Industries released Worker Safety Guidance available here.

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