During his July 23 press briefing, Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin discussed the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and new Public Health – Seattle & King County recommendation that all residents age 5 and older – regardless of vaccination status – wear a face covering in indoor public spaces. “The Delta variant presents a significant […]Read More
With COVID-19 cases on the rise again in King County, Public Health – Seattle & King County now recommends that all residents five years of age and older, regardless of vaccination status, wear face coverings in indoor public settings. This extra layer of protection will help us all stay safer, including those who are unvaccinated, such as the 300,000 children in King County who aren’t able to get vaccinated yet, and the many thousands of people who have immune systems that are weakened or suppressed.Read More
On July 1st, in his weekly press briefing, Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin provided and update on COVID-19 trends and the latest on COVID-19 vaccination efforts, as well as the health impacts of climate change following the recent heatwave.Read More
The mask directive has been lifted now that over 70% of King County residents are fully vaccinated. But not everyone has been able to get vaccinated yet, so we need to be thoughtful towards those who still depend on others to help protect them.Read More
Ending COVID-19 restrictions as more people are vaccinated will require new ways of thinking about risk and uncertainty. You can take protective steps — vaccinated or un-vaccinated.Read More
Washington state is about to reopen with 70% of people 16 and older initiating the vaccine series. For families and caregivers with children under the age of 12 who are not yet eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, re-opening may cause concern and raise a lot of questions on how best to protect our kids who are still at risk of getting COVID-19.
Here are ways you can continue to keep children under the age of 12 safe.Read More