About 92 percent of the state's employee workforce of more than 60,000 have shown proof of vaccination. Employees have until Monday to get vaccinated.
"Effectively, we've had very few folks who are going to be able to maintain employment," Washington State Patrol spokesperson Chris Loftis told Newsweek.
"Those who do not have the vaccine today have targets on their backs. The Delta variant is chasing them." the Democratic Washington state governor said.
Only a "trace of rain" was reported at Seattle Tacoma International Airport in July, according to the National Weather Service.
"Many areas of WA are currently under the stress of these extreme drought conditions," Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said in a tweet.
The group is awaiting approval of its application by the courts, before it must secure at least 1.5 million signatures in 270 days to run a recall election.
Over 20 other states have enacted similar bans. Washington's bill alleges that for-profit prisons have a "consistently and repeatedly documented" history of abusive, dangerous and unsanitary conditions for inmates.
Vaccination appointments were also offered to the hospital's board members as well as some patients, volunteers, employees and retired health providers.
The Farm Boy Drive-In restaurant in Olympia, Washington, is now being held in contempt of court after it was issued a restraining order earlier this month for failing to comply with coronavirus safety guidelines.
The state's seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases was below 1,000 at the end of October, but it exceeded 1,400 by mid-November.
"He has the audacity to say don't fear #COVID19 & he feels better than ever?" former GOP Governor Christine Todd Whitman tweeted.
"I can't believe I have to say this, but don't listen to this President about the COVID crisis," Governor Jay Inslee tweeted.
The state's seven-day rolling average of new deaths has spiked by 50 percent since last week.
Mike Brown was placed on administrative leave after the King County Sheriff's Office was alerted to posts he made on social media after two protesters were struck by a car on Interstate 5.
"This doesn't look like a protest to me no more," Horace Anderson said. "That just looks like they just took over and said, 'We can take over whenever we want to.'"
A spokesperson said they hope the mandate does not have to be enforced through the legal system.
House Republicans introduced a bill to cut federal funding to any city or state which allows "autonomous zones," with the co-sponsors ridiculing Seattle's "lawless" no-police area.
"Today's report shows us there is still reason for strong concern in parts of our state," Jay Inslee said.
"How are we going to be heard if that's happening? How are we going to come to the table and talk?" AACAC chair Victoria Beach said on Thursday.
"One way or the other, it's going to get done," the president said during an interview with Fox News.
Republican candidate Tim Eyman has compared Washington Governor Jay Inslee's coronavirus restrictions to the death of George Floyd, insisting that the public health measures have a "knee on the neck" of businesses.
The lawyer for the lawmakers told reporters on Tuesday that they wanted the stay-at-home order extension to be rejected as unconstitutional.
Gov. Jay Inslee made the comments after President Donald Trump referred to a recent call with governors during a Fox News town hall.
"I would like to tell you that you would all be able to make reservations for June 1, but I cannot," Inslee said Friday.
"The impacts of COVID 19 no longer warrant the suspension of our constitutional rights," Sheriff Fortney wrote Tuesday.
"We're sending completely conflicting messages out to the governors and to the people, as if we should ignore federal policy and federal recommendations," Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland said.
"This also applies to some of the most important gatherings in people's lives, like weddings and funerals," Inslee said Monday. "For the sake of all, even these occasions have to be postponed."
FDA Commissioner Hahn said the new policies would help address "urgent public health concerns by helping to expand the number and variety of diagnostic tests, as well as available testing capabilities in health care settings, and reference and commercial laboratories."
"This is not a time to be going out into public and close contact. It's just too dangerous. You might be killing your granddad if you don't do it, and I'm serious about this."