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September 21, 2021
OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has asked the federal government for assistance staffing hospitals and long-term care facilities in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“In Washington State, our hospitals are currently at or beyond capacity, and we need additional assistance at this time,” Inslee wrote in Friday's letter — released publicly Monday — to Jeffrey Zients, the White House COVID-19 coordinator.
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