March 24, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
Public Health – Seattle & King County fully supports the decision by many healthcare organizations in our region to require masking in their facilities to decrease the ongoing risk of COVID-19.
May 24, 2022.Reading time 10 minutes.
COVID rates are high right now in King County. Here is what parents should know about masking and testing in schools and child care.
March 10, 2022.Reading time 9 minutes.
As the indoor mask mandate lifts March 12, families will be making decisions about masks for their kids in schools and child care. Here is information to help inform those decisions.
February 28, 2022.Reading time 4 minutes.
Based on our current downward hospitalization and case rates, our review of CDC’s guidance, and today’s state action, King County’s local indoor mask order will end concurrently with the state’s order–after March 11, 2022. In addition, King County will not be extending a local mask order for schools and childcares beyond the state’s order. We […]
December 21, 2021.Reading time 4 minutes.
Because Omicron is so highly contagious, well-fitting and high-quality face masks are more important than ever. It’s one of the most important tools we have right now to limit the spread.
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.