Holding King County to a Higher Standard: 2021-2022 Anti-Racist Policy Priorities

The 2021-2022 policy and budget proposals include down payments for a long-term, permanent shift in the county’s operations to reflect anti-racist priorities and values. The goal of the proposed policy agenda and budget is to meet the needs of and implement positive changes for Black and Indigenous People, Children, and Families in King County.

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The Road Map to Zero Youth Detention

On July 21, 2020, King County Executive, Dow Constantine, committed to eliminating secure detention for youth in King County by 2025. While the commitment to a specific timeline is new, the work to achieve the goal of Zero Youth Detention began in 2017 when King County Executive, Dow Constantine, announced Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Zero Youth Detention Initiative (ZYD).

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Greater Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network (SCAN) resumes COVID-19 testing

A person scanning a nasal test

SCAN is re-launching on Wednesday, June 10th, while upholding the spirit of #ShutDownSTEM. The study’s researchers move forward with their work, including outreach to underserved communities, and recognize the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 is having on Black communities and other people of color, with devastating consequence. Black Lives Matter. The team stands with those across […]

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Coming together and still staying apart: Preventing an increase in COVID-19 as reopening begins

King County was approved for a modified Phase 1 of the Governor’s Safe Start plan. It allows for limited openings of recreational, social and business activity, provided that everyone adheres to the state’s public health guidance. As people come together more, it is more important than ever to maintain the safety principles that led to our success against the outbreak.

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Safe Start for King County – working to gradually reopen the local economy

On Wednesday June 3rd, King County submitted a plan to the Washington State Department of Health to allow for limited openings of recreational, social and business activities in a modified Phase 1 of the Governor Jay Inslee’s Safe Start reopening plan. Learn more about the plan for gradual re-opening in King County.

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