July 8, 2020.Reading time 5 minutes.
In spite of Washington State’s ongoing efforts to contain it, COVID-19 is spreading more rapidly by the day, especially among people aged 20-40. And while they are less likely to become seriously ill from the virus, they can still spread it to friends, family and neighbors – without even knowing they have it. Many young people are also in the higher risk categories recently updated by the CDC.
July 2, 2020.Reading time 3 minutes.
The fireworks have been cancelled. There will be no parades. It would be easy to feel nothing but blue on this tricolor holiday. But don’t let the pandemic ruin your Fourth of July. There are still plenty of ways to celebrate — without putting your friends, family or neighbors at risk of getting COVID-19.
June 16, 2020.Reading time 9 minutes.
Summer is almost here. For us in the Puget Sound, that also means the threat of wildfire smoke. This year is different as we continue to respond to spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
April 11, 2020.Reading time 7 minutes.
Are you an older adult or do you have older adults in your life that you love? Protecting ourselves and those we love by staying apart is hard. Here are few ways that older adults can stay safe and healthy while still connecting with friends and family!
January 7, 2020.Reading time 5 minutes.
Most people who get the flu don’t require medical care and will get better by staying home, getting plenty of rest, and drinking lots of fluids. Anyone with the flu should also avoid contact with other people. But some cases of flu need to be treated by a medical provider. When should you seek medical […]
December 18, 2019.Reading time 7 minutes.
Update 2/13/20: Another King County child died of influenza B on 1/16/20, bringing to two the number of reported pediatric influenza deaths in King County this flu season. Public Health has learned that an elementary-school-aged child in King County has died from complications of influenza. The child was previously healthy and died on December 15th […]