Commemorate Gun Violence Awareness Day June 2, 2023  

Group of people wearing the color orange at a gun violence awareness day event. Stacks of gun lockboxes are on a table.

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.

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New case of measles in King County

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. 

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The Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration ends May 11, 2023. What does this mean for you? 

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. 

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May is Bicycle Safety Month – Let’s Commit to Share the Road

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.

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Third Year Anniversary of Con Confianza y En Comunidad!

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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.

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New closure and reopening protocols at King County’s lake beaches will better protect public health

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.

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