July 2, 2020.Reading time 7 minutes.
Through June 30, SCAN survey respondents have reported increased rates of mask usage across all age groups. However, as the percentage of people who say they always wear face masks has gone up, the percentage who say they always try to stay six feet away from people who do not live with them has gone down.
June 25, 2020.Reading time 6 minutes.
Beginning Friday, June 26, Washington State will require face coverings including children ages 5 and over and strongly encouraged for ages 2-4. Here are some answers to questions that parents and caregivers may have about face coverings and children.
June 10, 2020.Reading time 5 minutes.
We urge all people protesting against racial injustice to take steps to stay healthy and avoid bringing COVID-19 home with them. We need to keep each other healthy now and get to a more just future for everyone.Here are a few tips for before, during, and after protests to reduce risk of COVID-19 for yourself and others:
June 8, 2020.Reading time 6 minutes.
Wearing a face covering in public is a habit we need to ingrain, not only because of the Local Health Officer Directive but also because we’ll need to protect each other as we gradually engage with the outside world again. But starting new habits is rarely easy. Here are three tips that might help make face coverings part of your routine.
June 3, 2020.Reading time 10 minutes.
Face coverings help protect our community from COVID-19. Unfortunately many members of the Black community are concerned that wearing face coverings may lead to dangerous and harmful encounters with law enforcement or other community members. Racism influences perceptions of face coverings and those wearing or not wearing them.
June 1, 2020.Reading time 11 minutes.
In recent days, community members joined protests locally and across the country in response to the death of George Floyd and so many Black lives that have been taken through senseless, violent and racist acts. This racism and hate comes on top of the stress, burden and illness being inequitably experienced by Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other people of color during the pandemic, the result of centuries of systemic racism.