Outbreak prevention in congregate settings; Public Health—Seattle & King County announces 111 new cases for April 4, 2020

Summary: Public Health – Seattle & King County continues to focus on preventing COVID-19 outbreaks in congregate settings, including jails. The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention has taken steps to create greater social distancing in their facilities. Public Health reported 111 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the official case count in King County […]

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Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Give Blood

For the health of our community, it’s critical that 1,000 people donate blood every day. Potential blood donors are exempt from Governor Jay Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy stay-at-home order, which does not include essential health services, such as those provided by Bloodworks Northwest and its donors. Learn more about how to give blood!

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Emphasizing the importance of staying home, Public Health—Seattle & King County announces 131 new cases for April 3, 2020

Summary: Emphasizing the need for residents to stay home, Public Health—Seattle & King County reported 131 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the official case count in King County to 2787. In addition, 11 new deaths are reported, bringing the total of COVID-19 deaths in King County to 186. Story: As COVID-19 continues to spread […]

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Staying at home is essential, but when distancing is difficult, wearing a non-medical mask may help limit the spread of COVID-19

Updated at 7:30pm on 4-3-2020 Staying apart from others is our best protection against COVID-19. The most important ways of preventing COVID-19 are frequent handwashing, avoiding touching your face, staying away from ill people, staying home and avoiding all non-essential activities and contact with others. Mask use does not replace the need to follow these […]

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Update for April 2, 2020: King County reducing density in shelters by moving nearly 400 people to hotels; and Public Health – Seattle & King County announces 175 new cases

Summary: King County continues to reduce shelter concentrations by moving nearly 400 people to hotels. Public Health – Seattle & King County reported 175 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the official case count in King County to 2656. In addition, 11 new deaths are reported, bringing the total of deaths in King County to […]

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Staying home is key to fighting COVID-19, but masks can be helpful for some; and Public Health—Seattle & King County announces 166 new cases for April 1, 2020

Summary: Staying apart from other people is our best protection against COVID-19, but non-medical masks can be a supplement. Public Health—Seattle & King County reported 166 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the official case count in King County to 2496. In addition, 14 new deaths are reported, bringing the total of deaths in King […]

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