A clean house is awesome. Accidental poisoning is not.

By Michell Mouton, Hazardous Waste Management Program, Environmental Health Let’s take a deep breath, slow down and have a talk about cleaning, disinfecting and staying safe. With more people using cleaning products during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been an increase in accidental poisonings in Washington State. The Washington Poison Center reported a 23% increase in […]

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WIC is open for business

WIC services are open for you and your family! WIC has been identified as an essential service and staff are providing services by phone to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

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Testing at jail facility; free child care for first responders and essential workers; supplemental budget to continue COVID-19 response and recovery

Summary: Public Health – Seattle & King County will provide free testing to staff at the Maleng Regional Justice Center after six staff reported testing positive for COVID-19. Also, first responders and essential workers in King County can access free child care through a King County program to help parents working on the front lines […]

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Rapid response in homeless shelters can help prevent spread of COVID-19; how to protect older adults at home; latest on antibody testing

Summary: New research details how a rapid response in homeless shelters by public health experts can help protect shelter clients and staff from COVID-19. Also, read about tips for keeping multigenerational families healthy at home. Story: By responding rapidly to clusters of illness in homeless shelters, Public Health—Seattle & King County is establishing a national […]

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Update for April 5, 2020: Public Health – Seattle & King County reminds residents that keeping apart from others is key to preventing new outbreaks of COVID-19, and also announces 164 new cases

Summary: Public Health—Seattle & King County urges everyone, even people who are young and healthy, to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19. In addition, Public Health reported 164 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the official case count in King County to 3,331. Fourteen new deaths were reported, bringing the total of COVID-19 […]

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