Media Release: Now available: Local data on unemployment, healthcare, housing and other measures during COVID-19 pandemic


New data tools now available provide information on the social, health and economic impacts during COVID-19.


Public Health – Seattle & King County has created a new set of data tools that show some of the broader social, economic, and overall health and well-being impacts in King County during COVID-19.

Key topics include unemployment, housing and food needs, internet access, family violence, depression, and having health insurance.

Highlights are visible at a glance on a new data dashboard (click on any individual data point to get additional information).

“We want all kids, families and our community to be happy, healthy, safe and thriving. We’ve been working on approaches to keep each other safe and protect against the impacts of the virus while actively collaborating with community partners to address the social, emotional, and psychological impacts of the pandemic that are far-reaching and complex,” said Patty Hayes, Director, Public Health – Seattle & King County. “It is critical, now more than ever, that we promote accessible and equitable access to health supports for all communities in King County.”

Local, state, and federal agencies are taking important actions to limit the impacts and limit the harm. For example, King County and cities offered tax relief, eviction moratoriums, and individual financial and food assistance programs.

More information:

  • Additional information about the new data dashboard at Public Health Insider.
  • Brief reports will continue to become available to provide additional context about the data. The first report focuses on unemployment during early 2020 (and also includes an infographic).

Case updates 
Daily totals for new COVID-19 cases and deaths are available on Public Health’s Data Dashboard webpage, which updates as soon as data are available, typically between 1-3 p.m.

Isolation and quarantine facilities update 

Isolation and quarantine is a proven public health practice for reducing the spread of disease.   Forty-five people are currently staying in King County isolation, quarantine and recovery facilities. The number of residents at King County’s isolation and quarantine sites is included in regular updates provided by Public Health. No other identifying or personal information will be provided.