Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19) Resources

  • As of March 12, 2022, masks are no longer required to be worn in many settings.
  • Local health jurisdictions and individual businesses may still choose to require masking.
  • Employees can wear masks if they choose to. Businesses can’t punish workers who wear a mask, take time off to get vaccinated, or seek treatment for COVID-19.
  • Masks or respirators will continue to be required in health care settings, long-term care, and correctional facilities.
  • Masks will continue to be required in all other locations when required by federal, state, county or other local law or mandate.

COVID-19 remains a serious workplace hazard, and businesses must continue to reduce risk of transmission for their workers. Risks vary from workplace to workplace. Tracking the statewide COVID-19 community transmission levels will help employers ensure their COVID-19 hazard assessment and controls are aligned with the latest data. 


The coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19) is impacting how we live and work in locations across Washington state.

Listed below is the guidance and resources for COVID-19 topics related to L&I.

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L&I Local Offices

  • Some local offices are open for in-person services. Offices can still help you by phone from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (except state holidays). Use the phone number for your closest regional office, or you can call the Office of Information and Assistance at 360-902-5800.

Workplace Safety and Health

Masks, face coverings, and respiratory protection

L&I Coronavirus Response Data

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    Coronavirus Testing and Paid Time

    COVID-19 Testing and Paid Time Common Questions: Answers for employers and workers on when testing would be considered paid time.

    Workers' Compensation

        Coronavirus Information in Other Languages

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