Ensuring Safe Start Compliance in Restaurants and Taverns: SSTAR Launches in King County

After entering Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Reopening Plan, Public Health – Seattle & King County has observed an unsettling trend with COVID-19 cases rising as restaurants, bars, and taverns resume operations. In an effort to keep businesses open and move King County forward through the Safe Start phases, Public Health is launching a new initiative to begin educational outreach and enforcement of Safe Start requirements for operating restaurants, bars, and taverns.

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Greater Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network (SCAN) Study Releases Updated Findings

The SCAN study has tested 5,610 individuals for the virus that causes COVID-19 between its re-launch on June 10th and July 28th, returning 79 positive test results. Since the program first began testing on March 23rd, SCAN has tested a total of 17,957 individuals, identifying a total of 180 positive cases across King County. SCAN […]

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Study seeks to answer questions about local COVID-19 infection

How many people have been infected with COVID-19 in King County? Who is more likely to be infected and how severe are their symptoms? And are there common risk factors we can identify among people who became infected so we can reduce risk? Public health officials are hunting for answers to these questions and more with a new study.

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VIDEO: July 24, 2020 UPDATE ON COVID-19 in KING COUNTY WITH DR. JEFF DUCHIN

On July 24th, 2020, Dr. Jeff Duchin gave an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in King County as the current seven-day average of new cases reached the highest level since the beginning of April. Dr. Duchin addressed the importance of minimizing the number of close contacts people have outside the house and emphasized the need […]

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Hot weather tips during a pandemic

During COVID-19, there are fewer public places to cool off when the weather is hot. We have tips for how to prevent from overheating this summer, including when wearing a face covering or when working outdoors or from home.

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