Remaining Covid Emergency Orders and State of Emergency to End by October 31

Posted By: Ryan Makinster Advocacy News, COVID-19 Resource Center,

On Thursday September 8, Governor Inslee announced that the Covid state of emergency and remaining emergency orders will end by Octoberf 31.

With the end of the state of emergency and the remaining orders, many of the Covid related restrictions, requirements and mandates will change or go away although some are not directly tied to the order and remain indefinitely or until their legislative sunset. For example, the state “payment plan” requirement will end six months after the end of the emergency, the end of April, while the Eviction Resolution Pilot Program (ERPP) won’t end until June 30. Some jurisdictions also have their own “covid-related” tenant protections tied to the emergency order that may go away immediately or at a time certain after the order’s termination.

Over the next few weeks, WMFHA will be working to understand how the end of these orders will affect your operations based on state and local laws and will be putting together information to help you understand timelines and continuing requirements and prohibitions.