Masks required at large outdoor gatherings in King County, strongly recommended in other outdoor settings

Close up image of a man with gray hair, glasses, and a mask in the stadium for a large sports game.

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.

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NEW COMIC: Delta Days

What’s the deal with Delta?
“Delta Days” is a comic by Meredith Li-Vollmer about the variant and our collective burn-out. See full comic here or at thestranger.com.

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Video: Dr. Jeff Duchin’s COVID-19 press briefing discussing new mask recommendations – July 23, 2021

During his July 23 press briefing, Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin discussed the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and new Public Health – Seattle & King County recommendation that all residents age 5 and older – regardless of vaccination status – wear a face covering in indoor public spaces. “The Delta variant presents a significant […]

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COVID-19 cases increasing in King County: Vaccination continues to be our best protection

With COVID-19 cases on the rise again in King County, Public Health – Seattle & King County now recommends that all residents five years of age and older, regardless of vaccination status, wear face coverings in indoor public settings. This extra layer of protection will help us all stay safer, including those who are unvaccinated, such as the 300,000 children in King County who aren’t able to get vaccinated yet, and the many thousands of people who have immune systems that are weakened or suppressed.

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