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The Department of Corrections began supporting Department of Health (DOH) response to COVID-19 on February 9, 2020 by providing members of Correction's Department Incident Management Team (DIMT). An advanced contingency planning team launched on February 28, 2020 to support the agency response. The department officially opened its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Headquarters in response to COVID-19, including representatives from health services staff, on March 2, 2020.

If you have questions about COVID-19 or the state’s response generally, please visit coronavirus.wa.gov.