May 31, 2023.Reading time 9 minutes.
In honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day this June 2, 2023, Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Regional Gun Violence program is partnering with community organizations to host gun lockbox giveaway events throughout the county.
May 20, 2023.Reading time 6 minutes.
Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating a confirmed measles case in a child. People who were at Aki Kurose Middle School, Pike Place Market, World Market, and HopeCentral Pediatrics & Behavioral Health in Seattle may have been exposed to measles if they were there within the time span that this person passed through while infectious.
May 8, 2023.Reading time 10 minutes.
When the COVID-19 pandemic first began here in the US, the federal government put in place special emergency declarations that allowed them to rapidly respond to the spread of COVID-19 as well as addressing financial barriers to COVID-19-related care. On May 11, 2023, the Federal Public Health Emergency Declaration ends, which means there will be changes to how some people receive COVID-19-related care, like testing, treatment, and vaccines.
May 17, 2023.Reading time 5 minutes.
King County is an excellent place for biking, especially during the warmer spring and summer months. With so many bike-friendly routes it’s no surprise that more people are bicycling for transportation, exercise, and fun. However, as bicycle use increases, so does the need for extra precautions from drivers sharing the road with bicyclists.
May 16, 2023.Reading time 10 minutes.
Con Confianza y En Comunidad celebrates their 3rd year anniversary: Learn more about how the Latinx Community Response Team responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and how they’ve evolved to serve the needs of Latinos throughout King County.
May 16, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
Environmental scientists collect water samples each week from all King County lake beaches and test them for bacteria. Our scientists look through the data for potential public health risks. Depending on the results, we close or open beaches to keep people safe. This year, we’re changing how we make beach closure and reopen decisions. These changes are in line with the latest science.
May 11, 2023.Reading time 6 minutes.
As we look forward to temperatures in the mid-80s and low 90s this weekend, the sudden change from cooler weather can create health risks for many people.