Washington State

Washington State: Prison Riot over Coronavirus Cases

SEATTLE (AP) — Inmates at a Washington state prison staged a large protest following new coronavirus diagnoses at the facility and health officials say they continue to see high numbers of cases in the state’s long-term care facilities.

A man does maintenance work at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, Wash., in a 2016 photo. At least six inmates in a minimum-security unit of the prison have tested positive for the coronavirus.

State of Emergency Declared in Washington State Over Coronavirus

Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) declared a state of emergency on Saturday following the announcement of the first coronavirus-related death in his state and the nation. The governor directed all state agencies to use all resources necessary. He also authorized the use of National Guard troops.

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee takes questions during a press conference about the first confirmed U.S. case of a virus known as the 2019 novel coronavirus at the state Public Health Laboratories on January 21, 2020 in Shoreline, Washington. The patient diagnosed with the virus, also known as the Wuhan …