How did COVID-19 impact people living with disabilities?

Two young women with masks speak in sign language

The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to slow its spread brought a number of social, economic and overall health impacts for communities throughout King County. Public Health – Seattle & King County, in partnership with the Disability Empowerment Center and Lifelong Aging And Disabilities Services, interviewed and listened to local people from disability communities to shed light on how these impacts were experienced by people living with disabilities in King County.

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New report indicates increased food needs in King County

Food insecurity happens when households don’t have access to enough food. A new Public Health report shows a spike that started this spring in King County households not having enough food to eat. While the situation does not appear to be improving, there are new policies in place focused on increasing access to food, including a new local funding opportunity due on Tuesday, August 25th.

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