Health insurance feels more important than ever, and Public Health Navigators can help

King County’s health insurance Navigators are once again offering personal help with the enrollment process through Washington Healthplanfinder — with special adaptations to protect against COVID-19. The Access & Outreach team at Public Health—Seattle & King County has designed an innovative new set of options for the Open Enrollment period that starts on Nov. 1, […]

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New analysis of COVID-19-associated deaths in King County

Deaths due to COVID-19 illness in King County have slowed dramatically since the early peak of the outbreak in April. However, COVID-19 still ranks overall as the 6th leading cause of deaths in 2020 in King County. These are among the findings in a new report from Public Health—Seattle & King County, “Summary Report on […]

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New limits on large gatherings, other emergency strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19

Update 3-11-20 2:30pm: See also the official News Release “New state and local Orders” Update 3-11-20 5:10 pm: Links added for schools guidance, business guidance, and large gathering enforcement   In addition to Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation that prohibits large gatherings of more than 250 people, Public Health—Seattle & King County is also issuing a […]

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New “public charge” rule threatens the health of our communities

Statue of Liberty with a gray sky

Update 2-3-20: The federal Department of Homeland Security says it will begin applying the new rule starting 2-24-20 A new immigration rule that Public Health–Seattle & King County (PHSKC) Director Patty Hayes calls “inhumane” will be going into effect soon, because of a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. The rule would penalize some immigrants […]

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