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Listen: How's the state's COVID battle going? What will happen with state employees' lawsuit?

Virus Outbreak Washington
Ted S. Warren
The Associated Press file
A sign that reads "No Jab" is held by a person taking part in a demonstration opposing mask and COVID-19 vaccine mandates outside the Legislative Building on Aug. 18 at the Capitol in Olympia.

A new statewide mask mandate is in effect for large outdoor events, and it comes just weeks before Gov. Jay Inslee's vaccine mandate requiring all state employees, health care workers and educators to be fully vaccinated by the Oct. 18 or face termination. But a lawsuit has been filed to try to overturn it. Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins joined Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick to talk about it.

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