VIDEO: Marking one year of COVID-19 with Executive Constantine and Dr. Duchin

This week marks one year since the first cases of COVID-19 were identified in King County and sadly, our community experienced the first COVID-19 death nationwide. During our February 26, 2021 media briefing, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Dr. Jeff Duchin reflected on the anniversary — thanking our entire community for helping us progress towards a healthier tomorrow.

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Commemorating a difficult year for older adults & their caretakers

Over the past year, many of us have encountered milestones we never expected to experience: a first holiday season alone; an entire school semester online; nearly a year without hugging friends or family. This week marks another sad COVID-19 milestone – the one-year anniversary of the first confirmed death from COVID-19 in the U.S., which happened here in King County.

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Stories of Resiliency & Strength from Communities of Color

We must celebrate the beauty and fullness in all that Black children and youth are. Out in the world Black children and youths’ stories are living, breathing, and thriving narratives that demand more of us. They ask: do you see my humanity and are you willing to understand my full story? Today, we are grateful to share a poem by Nikai Mackie, who originally shared her piece with our community partner, Young-Women Empowered (Y-WE), in June 2020. We hope you intentionally sit and reckon with Nikai’s words.

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