Questions and Answers about a Novel Coronavirus in Washington

NOTE: This blog post is out of date and exists only for archive purposes. Current blogs are on our Coronavirus page. – 2-25-2020 Note: This was updated on January 31, 2020 to reflect the most current information at that time. This situation is evolving and we will continue to update information on our website as […]

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Winter is coming…probably

After what feels like endless rain, meteorologists are predicting a possibility of snow early next week. The forecast is too uncertain to place any wagers on snow, but we’ve got a window of time to get ready for whatever happens. Even small amounts of snow can wreak havoc on our ability to get around and […]

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When to seek medical care for flu

Most people who get the flu don’t require medical care and will get better by staying home, getting plenty of rest, and drinking lots of fluids. Anyone with the flu should also avoid contact with other people. But some cases of flu need to be treated by a medical provider. When should you seek medical […]

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The Public Health Notebook: 2019 in Snapshots

At the close of the year, we look back with pride on just a fraction of the activities in our health department in 2019. Thank you to all of our dedicated staff. We wish we could have included everything you do to make King County a healthier place! Wishing everyone a warm, healthy and happy […]

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Public Health Crafter’s Corner: Last-minute DIY gifts

During this festive month, are you in a pinch for gifts for all those parties and get-togethers? Fortunately, we have some DIY ideas that will express “I care” and also announce “I am really, really craftsy!” So let’s get started. Bedazzled hand sanitizer bottle Any party host will appreciate this glamorous and practical gift! Truly, […]

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The Public Health Notebook: Snapshots from November

As we head into the final month of 2019 (!), our monthly comic strip highlights just a few of the issues and happenings from our public health world in the last month. Read more on our blog about our world-class Medic One program, open enrollment for health insurance, and E. coli connected to romaine lettuce. […]

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