This virus is significantly nastier than previous COVID-19 viruses, and it’s challenging us in new ways. The bottom line: vaccines offer excellent protection against hospitalization and death from Delta. But if you aren’t vaccinated, you are more likely to be infected, hospitalized or die from COVID-19.Read More
Many recent outbreaks are occurring in indoor workplaces and social events among people who were not wearing masks and where ventilation was poor. In this blog, we take a closer look at three recent, notable outbreaks.Read More
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 edition of Miss Rona, we answered your questions about the Delta variant.Read More
Delta has put us in a more difficult position we were not wanting to be in at this point in the outbreak. New information has led to recent changes in indoor masking and testing guidance. We’ll need to continue to adapt to the changing reality and adjust our guidance and personal behaviors appropriately to help us stay as healthy as possible. Layered protection remains the best protection. We have great tools to fight COVID-19 – first among them are vaccines – but until we’re in a more stable and safer place, it makes sense to take advantage of other easy and effective measures to reduce our risk.Read More
Public Health – Seattle & King County created a social and economic risk index in 2020 to help leaders and managers direct resources and prevention efforts to communities with the greatest COVID-19 inequities. Now, that data is available to the public through a new data dashboard and a report with analysis and key takeaways.
The data shows how multiple interconnected structural and systemic factors are associated with COVID-19 disease rates across King County neighborhoods over the course of the pandemic.Read More
Wear a mask in indoor, public spaces. This unified recommendation comes as case counts in our region are rising again, driven largely by the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19.Read More