Protecting unvaccinated children as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted

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. 

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Ask Miss Rona: Pregnancy, Fertility & Breast/Chestfeeding

Ask Miss Rona

Miss Rona is a Q&A series started on Public Health’s Instagram to respond to community questions related to different topic areas of COVID-19. For this week’s Miss Rona, we had two experts from Public Health answering your questions related to all things reproductive health.

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Wildfire season is coming — get smoke ready!

Hand-drawn art depicting young person using an inhaler in front of a smoky Seattle skyline.

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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