Governor Jay Inslee

Governor Jay Inslee

Governor of Washington. Tweets on innovation, jobs, education, clean energy & my grandkids. Building a WA that works for everyone. RTs & follows ≠ endorsement

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Today, we honor the men and women who gave everything for something greater than themselves. Our nation is forever in their debt. May we honor their sacrifices by living the values they fought to defend - and in service of one another. Happy Memorial Day.

Good news: one-third of our state is now eligible to move into Phase 2. And 4 new counties were approved for Phase 2 today. They are: ✅ AdamsGrays HarborLewisSpokane We are making good progress.

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We’re making progress. But the progress we’ve made is fragile. It requires our continued diligence, especially as we begin to reopen parts of our economy. Stay committed. Stand united. Let’s beat this thing the first time. #WeGotThisWA 

This AM: I’m meeting with the National Guard and @WA_DeptofHealth  personnel who’ll be supporting our voluntary contact tracing efforts. I’ll be taking questions from the media after. Tune in live on Facebook at 10:15 AM.

Case and contact tracing is how we can reopen slowly and contain COVID-19. It is: ✅ confidential ✅ voluntary ✅ 100% focused on keeping you and those close to you safe

We have made tremendous progress in this fight. Physical distancing and good health habits have saved lives. Now, those same things are helping reopen businesses faster. Thanks for everything you’re doing. I know it is not easy. But I also know: #WeGotThisWA 

Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating in Washington. And thank you for the sacrifices you’ve made during this holy time to keep our state safe.


The president’s statements this morning encourage illegal and dangerous acts. He is putting millions of people in danger of contracting COVID-19. His unhinged rantings and calls for people to “liberate” states could also lead to violence. We’ve seen it before. 1/7

My single focus is and will continue to be the health and well-being of Washingtonians. It's important for leaders to speak with one voice. I just wish the president and vice president could get on the same page.

Washington state will act under our own authority, our own laws and our own jurisdiction to protect #NetNeutrality  for all of Washington's citizens.

Most Washingtonians are helping slow COVID-19’s spread by practicing strong social distancing. To those of you that can be but are choosing not to: Your actions could kill someone. Stop it.

We heard reports that a @Target  in Seattle was selling n95 masks. My staff and others stepped in. Those masks are now on their way to the health care workers who desperately need them.

The West Coast is ahead of the curve on COVID-19. We’re going to make sure that stays true. WA, OR and CA will work together on a shared approach for reopening our economies. #WeGotThisWA 

While fighting COVID-19, we must also fight against rumors and false information. Let me be clear: Neither me nor my staff are engaged in conversations to quarantine or seal off any part of Washington state.

I encourage political leaders to speak out firmly against the president’s calls for rebellion. Americans need to work together to protect each other. That’s what is working in WA. And it’s the only way to slow the spread of this virus and get us on the road to recovery. 7/7