Wildfire season is coming — get smoke ready!

Wildfire activity and weather patterns vary from year to year, making it a challenge to predict the likelihood of experiencing wildfire smoke events in any given year. However, for three of the past four years, wildfire smoke in our region has exposed people to unhealthy levels of particulate air pollution for prolonged periods of time. That is why Public Health is encouraging all residents to prepare now and be Smoke Ready.

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Public Health Receives National Recognition for Innovation in Pandemic Response

Two Public Health – Seattle & King County teams are receiving national recognition for their innovative contributions to the COVID-19 pandemic response. The National Association of City and County Health Officials granted a Bronze Innovative Practice Award to Public Health’s Safe Start for Taverns and Restaurants team, and another to Public Health’s Assessment, Policy Development and Evaluation unit for its work on the economic, social and overall health impacts data dashboard. 

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Bringing COVID-19 vaccines to people experiencing homelessness

By Ken Anderson and Ben Stocking As Public Health – Seattle & King County strives to get vaccines to everyone in King County, we are making a special effort to reach people living unhoused.  Mobile vaccination teams are holding clinics at homeless shelters and encampments across the county.  They have visited more than 170 sites and vaccinated more than 2600 people since the beginning of April.  The county’s […]

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