Inslee issues three proclamations related to COVID-19

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Gov. Jay Inslee signed two new and one updated proclamation today in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

The proclamations are as follows:

Shared Work 20-58

This proclamation waives/suspends the statute that requires shared work benefits to be paid by employers, thereby allowing federal CARES Act funding to be used to pay for the employer portion of shared work benefits. The proclamation will expire on July 19.

Temporary Licensing – Dental and Pharmacy Graduates 20-59

Due to the impact of COVID on the inability of recent dental, dental hygiene, and pharmacy graduates to meet statutory licensing requirements, this proclamation allows dental hygiene and pharmacy graduates to obtain a temporary license if certain conditions are met. The proclamation will expire on July 19.

Department of Licensing – License and Permit Renewal Extension - 20-41.5

The new waiver added here suspends part of the law that requires those seeking instructional permits from having to sign a form “before a person authorized to administer oaths.” Instead, now DOL will be able to do an online attestation and not have to meet in-person. The proclamation was extended by approval from the Legislature to July 1.

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