Not Everyone Needs to Wear a Face Covering. But Why? 

There are some people who are unable to wear face coverings for good reasons, including people with disabilities, children, and those with specific health or safety concerns. That’s why not everyone needs to wear a face covering.

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Public Health publishes new COVID-19 key indicators dashboard

Our latest dashboard, Key Indicators of COVID-19 Activity in King County, Washington, provides a snapshot of several useful indicators, or metrics, related to COVID-19 activity in our community and the impact on our health and our hospitals. We talked to Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County to learn more about what these indicators mean.

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Results from new model show necessity of robust contact tracing and other measures to prevent resurgence in epidemic

A comprehensive program of increased testing, isolation of infected people, and contact tracing with quarantine of home and work contacts could prevent growth in the epidemic as King County gradually re-opens, according to a new modeling report by the Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM). The report also found that there was little room to increase […]

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Recognizing an incident with the shadow of a long history of hate

When staff and leadership at Public Health—Seattle & King County learned about the horrific shipment of body bags to our partners at Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB), we were shocked and dismayed. The news generated a private apology and inquiry from Public Health to the CEO of SIHB. And it generated a rapid search of […]

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