Beginning October 25, people ages 12 and older will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result to enter certain indoor and outdoor events and establishments in King County. Check out this short video by King County TV about what to expect.Read More
Preventable COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are at extremely high levels in King County, and deaths are increasing. A new Public Health—Seattle & King County (Public Health) policy, announced on September 16, 2021, will create an additional layer of protection from COVID-19. Public Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin has issued a Health Order that will require […]Read More
Is a booster shot right for me? And are you eligible?
While there’s been a lot of news about boosters in recent weeks, there’s also a lot of confusion. You may be wondering if multiple shots are necessary, regardless of your vaccination status. You may also be wondering if you’re currently eligible, or when you might be. Bottom line? Boosters will be important to fight COVID-19 — especially with new variants on the rise. But they’re not recommended for everyone.Read More
This Indigenous Peoples’ Day we gratefully recognize and honor the Suquamish, Duwamish, Nisqually, Snoqualmie, Muckleshoot (Ilalkoamish, Stuckamish, and Skopamish), and other Coast Salish Peoples’, on whose ancestral homelands we live, work, and gather today. In the city, whose very name comes from the Suquamish and Duwamish Leader, Chief Seattle, we know that we could not call this land home without the stewardship of Coast Salish Peoples’.Read More
Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin held a press briefing on October 8, including taking questions from rRead More
Public Health – Seattle & King County has learned of the death of a King County resident from a rare blood clotting syndrome after receiving the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. The individual, a woman in her late 30s, is the first confirmed death in King County from this very rare vaccine complication. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported only three other confirmed deaths nationally.Read More
More than 300,000 young people are not yet eligible to be vaccinated, and children have returned to in-person schooling this fall. Public Health—Seattle & King County is compiling data on COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations among youth. The slides below offer an early snapshot of some of the key take-aways from our initial analysis.Read More