Gov. Inslee's office issued a news release with the information Thursday morning.
Officials said Inslee was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID before the governor got an updated booster injection Wednesday evening. The governor tested positive Thursday.
"COVID remains with us and vaccination remains as important as ever," Inslee said. "We are so appreciative that we have this vaccine that has the ability to keep you out of the hospital or worse. I'm glad I received it and encourage others to take advantage."
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 18: Washington State Governor Jay Inslee looks on during a press conference unveiling the Seattle FIFA World Cup 2026 brand and logo on the Observation Deck at The Space Needle on May 18, 2023 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo
Inslee previously tested positive for COVID in Feb. 2023 and May 2022.
The Biden administration recently announced it would begin providing free COVID-19 tests again this fall.