July 23, 2021.Reading time 11 minutes.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise again in King County, Public Health – Seattle & King County now recommends that all residents five years of age and older, regardless of vaccination status, wear face coverings in indoor public settings. This extra layer of protection will help us all stay safer, including those who are unvaccinated, such as the 300,000 children in King County who aren’t able to get vaccinated yet, and the many thousands of people who have immune systems that are weakened or suppressed.
May 4, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
Governor Jay Inslee announced today that King County will remain in Phase 3 of Washington state’s Roadmap to Recovery for the next two weeks. For the first time in over a year, as a community, we have the very real opportunity to get the pandemic under control.
November 20, 2020.Reading time 1 minute.
As cases skyrocket and hospitalizations increase, Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, shared updates on COVID-19 and what the public needs to do to turn the outbreak around. The upcoming holiday season greatly adds to the risk, and to the importance of taking action now. If people travel, […]
June 26, 2020.Reading time 7 minutes.
Public Health—Seattle & King County continues to monitor cases, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 and has noted an increase in cases over the past two weeks. Public Health expects to see some increase in cases as we get back to work and other activities in the community because there are more opportunities for COVID-19 to spread.
May 15, 2019.Reading time 10 minutes.
Four new cases of measles have been identified in Washington, and two of those cases are in King County. Check the list of public exposures if you don’t have immunity to measles.