As the pandemic wears on and the summer weather turns ever more glorious, the temptation to gather with friends and relatives only grows stronger. But with COVID-19 cases continuing to rise across Washington State, it is more important than ever to follow a few basic rules about social engagements.Read More
Willard Jimerson, Jr. grew up in Seattle’s historically African American Central District neighborhood. Raised by a loving grandmother and grandfather, young Will could never have predicted that just six weeks after his 13th birthday he’d become a ward of the state and spend the rest of his childhood in America’s adult prison system.
One fatal and catastrophic moment on a late night in 1994 changed everything. The kid who once fancied himself a charming and mischievous prankster, who loved playing arcade games and pick-up football, was gone.Read More
After entering Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Reopening Plan, Public Health – Seattle & King County has observed an unsettling trend with COVID-19 cases rising as restaurants, bars, and taverns resume operations. In an effort to keep businesses open and move King County forward through the Safe Start phases, Public Health is launching a new initiative to begin educational outreach and enforcement of Safe Start requirements for operating restaurants, bars, and taverns.Read More
The SCAN study has tested 5,610 individuals for the virus that causes COVID-19 between its re-launch on June 10th and July 28th, returning 79 positive test results. Since the program first began testing on March 23rd, SCAN has tested a total of 17,957 individuals, identifying a total of 180 positive cases across King County. SCAN […]Read More
On July 21, 2020, King County Executive, Dow Constantine, committed to eliminating secure detention for youth in King County by 2025. While the commitment to a specific timeline is new, the work to achieve the goal of Zero Youth Detention began in 2017 when King County Executive, Dow Constantine, announced Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Zero Youth Detention Initiative (ZYD).Read More
How many people have been infected with COVID-19 in King County? Who is more likely to be infected and how severe are their symptoms? And are there common risk factors we can identify among people who became infected so we can reduce risk? Public health officials are hunting for answers to these questions and more with a new study.Read More