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Below are the latest articles, information, and resources collected or provided by AARP Washington. For questions or concerns, contact the office at wa@aarp.org

Latest COVID-19 News and Information
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In late March, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s announced the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order to slow the spread of Covid-19. Two months later, on May 29, the Governor announced an updated 4-phase, county-by-county “Safe Start” reopening plan.
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We may be isolated, but we don’t have to be alone. AARP Community Connections is a new website that offers steps to find help – or give it – during the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when people are self-isolating, the website connects you to support in your community. It also enables you to join or organize your own online mutual aid group to stay connected, share ideas and help your family, neighbors and those most affected by COVID-19.
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This live Q&A event will address some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve received from members and users over the course of the Coronavirus pandemic. Get the latest information on how to stay safe, protect loved ones and access health resources as hospital and nursing home visitation bans and physical distancing measures are lifted.
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This live Q&A event will address how to navigate unemployment, furloughs and manage your career during this uncertain economic time. Get expert advice that can help you understand your benefits, rights and what to expect as physical distancing measures are relaxed and people return to work.
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1 p.m. ET — Veterans and 7 p.m. ET — Stay at Home with Experts Ty Pennington, Carla Hall & Matt Paxton
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The spread of the coronavirus across our state has created a very stressful environment for all Washingtonians, especially older people and those with underlying health conditions who are at heightened risk. During these difficult days, AARP is working hard to help our members, their families and the broader community understand how to protect themselves.

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