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By Patric Haerle
Washington State Journal 

Governor signs COVID-19 relief bill, allocating $2.2 billion in federal funding

‘Is it safe to go back to school?’And the answer is, unequivocally yes'

Series: Coronavirus | Story 340

Last updated 2/20/2021 at 10:28am

Additional relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is on its way

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Feb. 19 that appropriates $2.2 billion federal dollars to be used for K-12 schools, public health, assistance to individuals and families, housing, and business assistance.

“The process of getting to a post-pandemic era has just begun,” Inslee said “And we intend to come out of this pandemic stronger, in part because of this legislation.”

The package distributes $365 million in emergency eviction, rental, and utility assistance and $240 million for small businesses assistance...

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