During a Thursday's press conference at the state Capitol in Olympia, Gov. Jay Inslee declared an end to Washington's COVID-19 state of emergency after more than two years.

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Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday that all COVID-19 emergency proclamations will be rescinded by Oct. 31 including the requirement that all health care workers and education workers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

WENATCHEE — The state’s COVID-19 state of emergency officially ends Oct. 31 along with the vaccination requirement for health care workers falling into the hands of employers, following an announcement from Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday.

Gov. Jay Inslee

Gov. Jay Inslee

“Ending this order does not mean we take (COVID-19) less seriously or will lose focus on how this virus has changed the way we live,” Inslee said in a statement. “We will continue our commitments to the public’s well-being, but simply through different tools that are now more appropriate for the era we’ve entered.”

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