Get latest updates, multilingual resources, and details of Gov. Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy proclamation:

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COVID-19: HR, accounting and budget guidance for state agencies

For the latest statewide updates, statistics, multilingual resources, and details of Gov. Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, go to

Don’t forget to complete the census by going to A complete and accurate count has never been more important than now, as the state uses census data to plan its response across all sectors to this pandemic.

For COVID-19 guidance from OFM, see below:

Directive to freeze hiring, personal services contracts and equipment purchases 

Gov. Inslee's directive, instructions and forms to apply for an exemption to the freeze.

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Budget information for agencies 

See instructions for agencies related to suspension of capital projects, cost reporting, and funding COVID-19 response activites.

Federal funds distributed for COVID-19 outbreak response

Details of money allocated to state agencies for responding to the outbreak.

State funds distributed for COVID-19 outbreak response

How we're allocating money from the federal CARES Act.

HR guidance for state agencies during COVID-19 pandemic

Guidance for HR staff, supervisors and agency leaders on office operations, leave, teleworking, employees diagnosed with COVID-19, as well as recruiting and onboarding during this time. See also:

Emergency telework during COVID-19

Resources for state employees working from home during the outbreak.

Accounting resources related to COVID-19 response

Current accounting guidance and waivers to requirements in the Statewide Administrative and Accounting Manual.