A community works to overcome COVID-19 vaccine hesitation

King County’s Marshallese community has every reason to be skeptical of health advice from the federal government. As a community health worker, Jiji Jally is working hard to encourage her fellow Marshallese and other Pacific Islanders to get it.

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gratitude

This is a most unusual Thanksgiving. But in spite of the pandemic that has turned our lives upside down, there are many reasons to be thankful.

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Two new COVID-19 testing sites to open in South King County

New testing sites in Renton and Auburn will bring additional free COVID-testing to south King County, where communities have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. A new site in Auburn opens Sept. 1, and a new site will open in Renton on Sept. 8.

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A famed Seattle restaurant seeks a recipe for survival

Edouardo Jordan is the winner of a prestigious James Beard award and owner of two of Seattle’s most celebrated restaurants. But fame and glory can’t immunize his business from COVID-19. Every restaurant, from the most humble burger shack to the fanciest fine dining establishment, is vulnerable to economic fallout from the virus.

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CDC updated the high-risk list. And it’s not just older adults.

In spite of Washington State’s ongoing efforts to contain it, COVID-19 is spreading more rapidly by the day, especially among people aged 20-40. And while they are less likely to become seriously ill from the virus, they can still spread it to friends, family and neighbors – without even knowing they have it. Many young people are also in the higher risk categories recently updated by the CDC.

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Here’s to a joyful — and safe — July Fourth!

The fireworks have been cancelled. There will be no parades. It would be easy to feel nothing but blue on this tricolor holiday. But don’t let the pandemic ruin your Fourth of July. There are still plenty of ways to celebrate — without putting your friends, family or neighbors at risk of getting COVID-19.

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