COVID-19 Cases are rising in king county – what does that mean for schools?

Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise again in King County, after two months of decline. As we move into the school year and into fall, a time when COVID-19 spreads more readily, it’s time to renew our commitment to fighting the spread of the virus in our community, for everyone’s sake. It’s more important […]

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Supporting Others In Crisis

Being on the receiving end of a phone call or text when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis is difficult. When a loved one is struggling, you want to do everything you can to help them. And sometimes, you don’t know what that is. As a family member or friend, it can be hard to know what to do, how to act, or what to say when someone is in crisis.

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Update on COVID-19 outbreak in Greek system at University of Washington

UPDATE: October 15, 2020 — Public Health – Seattle & King County has learned of more COVID-19 cases associated with the UW Greek system outbreak. We identified an additional 28 cases linked to the outbreak retrospectively, based on membership lists recently provided by the fraternity and sorority organizations. These cases do not represent a fresh […]

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Two more new COVID-19 testing sites in south King County

Residents of south King County will have two more options for convenient, free COVID-19 testing in the coming days. New sites in Tukwila and Federal Way will expand efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in a disproportionately affected region of King County. These sites are open to anyone, regardless of insurance.

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Mental Health Resources For Essential Workers

Essential and frontline workers and emergency responders have been involved in the COVID-19 response for many months now. While this work is rewarding, the long hours, breadth of demands, and exposure to human suffering can adversely affect the most seasoned responder. As we transition into the autumn and prepare for both the seasonal flu and the mental health crisis that experts are warning is ahead, this already difficult work may become more so.

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