September 2, 2021.Reading time 6 minutes.
King County, like much of the nation, is in the midst of a surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the highly contagious Delta variant. Therefore, Public Therefore, Public Health – Seattle & King County is issuing a Local Health Officer Order that requires face masks at any outdoor event with 500 or more people in attendance. This requirement applies to all vaccinated and unvaccinated people, 5 years of age and older.
August 6, 2021.Reading time 2 minutes.
This virus is significantly nastier than previous COVID-19 viruses, and it’s challenging us in new ways. The bottom line: vaccines offer excellent protection against hospitalization and death from Delta. But if you aren’t vaccinated, you are more likely to be infected, hospitalized or die from COVID-19.
August 6, 2021.Reading time 5 minutes.
The Delta variant is the latest example of how adaptable viruses can be. It’s a faster, more efficient version of the original virus that causes COVID-19. It’s the same virus, only better at infecting people.
August 5, 2021.Reading time 13 minutes.
Many recent outbreaks are occurring in indoor workplaces and social events among people who were not wearing masks and where ventilation was poor. In this blog, we take a closer look at three recent, notable outbreaks.
August 3, 2021.Reading time 6 minutes.
Miss Rona is a Q&A series started on Public Health’s Instagram to respond to community questions related to different topic areas of COVID-19. For this edition of Miss Rona, we answered your questions about the Delta variant.