Hot weather tips during a pandemic

During COVID-19, there are fewer public places to cool off when the weather is hot. We have tips for how to prevent from overheating this summer, including when wearing a face covering or when working outdoors or from home.

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Opportunity for Youth to Get Involved In the Local Anti-trafficking Movement

There is a definite connection between the commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) of children and the juvenile justice system. Although exact numbers don’t currently exist, studies show that most victims of commercial sexual exploitation of children in King County have also been involved in the legal system.

The same systemic issues, racial inequity, and income inequality that make youth vulnerable to becoming involved in the legal system also make youth targets for perpetrators of CSE.

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Bats & Rabies: What you need to know

Each summer, we receive between 70 to 100 reports of people being exposed to rabid bats in King County. And, in the recent weeks we’ve received reports of two rabid bats that interacted with humans. If you had contact with a bat, or even woke up in a room with a bat inside, you should call your medical provider immediately, in addition to reporting the exposure to Public Health at: 206-296-4774.

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Waiting for your COVID-19 test result? Here’s what you can do

In the past few weeks, we have heard reports of longer wait times to get COVID-19 tests and delays in receiving test results in some instances. The average time from testing to results being available has typically been one to three days for most labs, but recently has been five to six days for tests done in some settings.

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