Help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by improving indoor air this fall and winter

By now you may have heard that we’re experiencing high cases of flu and RSV (a respiratory disease) (in-language resources available) this fall, with young children being hospitalized.  With cold weather, we spend more time inside. This increases the potential for another surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the coming months.

Diseases like RSV, the flu, and COVID-19 are airborne and spread easily indoors. With that in mind, it’s important to pay attention to indoor air quality.

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Tri-demic? Time to increase protections against surging respiratory viruses

We’ve been hearing talk of a potential triple threat of viruses or a “tri-demic” this winter – a rise in multiple types of respiratory viruses. We sat down with Dr. Eric Chow, who leads our Communicable Disease and Epidemiology Section, to learn more about what’s happening and what we can do to stay safer.

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Video & transcript: COVID-19 media briefing

King County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin held a media briefing on October 13, 2022, to share information and take questions about COVID-19, updated boosters for adults and children, and the local monkeypox outbreak.

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