(Olympia, WA) -- Washington's new Secretary of State is issuing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate to his staff. Democrat Steve Hobbs informed his staff of roughly 300 people that they have until February 25th to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk termination. The Secretary of State's office under Hobbs' Republican predecessor Kim Wyman was previously the only Washington state office that did not have a COVID-19 vaccine mandate in place.

Governor Jay Inslee appointed Hobbs late last year after Wyman took a job with the Biden Administration.

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