New Public Health Recommendations to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus

Information on coronavirus is rapidly changing. For the most up-to-date information, please visit kingcounty.gov/covid Public Health – Seattle & King County is taking proactive steps to protect the health of our community by making recommendations that are meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and reduce the number of […]

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Coronavirus, Travel and the Changing Situation

With the first reported cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States, many people have questions about the risk of catching an infectious disease from travel. A frequent global traveler poses questions to Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County.

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Why the current exposure risk is low from novel coronavirus

NOTE: This blog post is out of date and remains here only for archive purposes. Current blogs are on the Coronavirus page.  – 2/25/2020 This blog was updated on 1/29/20 to reflect new guidance that travelers from any region in China should watch for symptoms in the 14 days after their return. On January 21, […]

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