How to keep indoor air clean on smoky days

On most days, our homes provide a refuge, sheltering us from the elements. But, what our homes are not so good at is maintaining clean indoor air, especially during wildfire smoke events.

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VIDEO: August 24, 2020 update on COVID-19 in King County with Dr. Jeff Duchin

Watch the recording of the August 21, 2020 media briefing with Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County. Dr. Duchin spoke with reporters and answered questions about the latest status of COVID-19 spread in King County. The briefing addressed the latest trends in cases, the role social gatherings are […]

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The Road Map to Zero Youth Detention

On July 21, 2020, King County Executive, Dow Constantine, committed to eliminating secure detention for youth in King County by 2025. While the commitment to a specific timeline is new, the work to achieve the goal of Zero Youth Detention began in 2017 when King County Executive, Dow Constantine, announced Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Zero Youth Detention Initiative (ZYD).

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Recognizing and Celebrating juneteenth

Our public health department hasn’t observed Juneteenth in the past as we should, and that will change. Going forward, we will be more intentional about the ways in which we center Black voices and honor the history that’s shaped where we are today.

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Testing in Long-Term Care Facilities – A Conversation with State Long-Term Care Ombuds

By Ingrid Ulrey, Policy Director, PHSKC Residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family homes are at high risk for serious illness and death from Covid-19, as we outlined in a recent blog. Washington State Department of Health Director John Wiesman issue an order requiring COVID-19 testing for all nursing home residents and […]

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