To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has upended all of our lives would be a serious understatement. COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has plunged our nation and our state into the most serious health crisis since the worldwide flu pandemic of 1918, and the most difficult economic crisis since the Great Depression. The disease has killed more than 5000 of our friends, loved ones, and neighbors throughout the state, and 100 times that many in the U.S. Sadly, those numbers grow every day.

Legislators are hard at work as we try to minimize the inevitable damage to the state’s economy, our operating budget and the programs it funds, and most important, the effects of the pandemic on Washingtonians.

As always, I welcome your questions, comments, suggestions, and requests for assistance in your dealings with state agencies.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, I’ve found that this website from the state’s Department of Health is a useful resource.

Please stay in touch, and please stay well.