Working Together to Protect Older Adults in Our Communities

By Mary Snodgrass, Older Adult Task Force The risk for COVID-19 rises with age. Adults age 60 years and over are at highest risk for severe illness with COVID-19 illness, and the older you are, the more you are at risk. While much attention has focused on those living in nursing homes, many older adults […]

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Our Role in Safe Take-Out Dining

Under the current Health Order, restaurants may remain open for drive-through, delivery, and pick-up. Our Food Program also has a role to play in working with food service establishments so that they comply with the health order.

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Introducing SCAN: the greater Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network

Washington state reported its first case of COVID-19 on January 21st. Since then, government officials and public health experts have been asking: How many more cases are there? And where will the virus show up next? These are important questions. Understanding how common COVID-19 is and how it is spreading are critical to informing our […]

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Update for March 22, 2020: Social distancing and other COVID-19 updates

Summary: Public Health urges everyone to practice social distancing. We’re working with food establishments to ensure compliance with COVID-19 health precautions. We will begin providing regular updates on the number of people in King County’s isolation and quarantine facilities. Public Health announced 106 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the official case count in King […]

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New COVID-19 recovery site for vulnerable populations, and updates from Public Health – Seattle & King County for March 21, 2020

Summary King County has joined with Harborview Medical Center to repurpose Harborview Hall to serve as a 45-bed COVID-19 recovery site for vulnerable populations. In addition, Public Health announced 141 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the official case count in King County to 934. In addition, eight new deaths are reported, bringing the total […]

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