Update: Latest reports show COVID-19 declining; infections found across King County, most still susceptible

The number of COVID-19 infections in King County has been on the decline since the end of March, according to two recent reports from the Bellevue-based Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) and the Greater Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network (SCAN), a disease surveillance initiative in partnership with Public Health – Seattle & King County. The reports […]

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Farmers market season is back, but physical distance is still required

Farmers markets are great opportunities to purchase fresh, healthy, and locally grown foods. They also tend to draw crowds. Farmers markets, and other places that sell food products, like grocery stores, are considered essential businesses under the statewide Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. Throughout Washington State, more farmers markets may continue to open throughout the […]

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Testing at jail facility; free child care for first responders and essential workers; supplemental budget to continue COVID-19 response and recovery

Summary: Public Health – Seattle & King County will provide free testing to staff at the Maleng Regional Justice Center after six staff reported testing positive for COVID-19. Also, first responders and essential workers in King County can access free child care through a King County program to help parents working on the front lines […]

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Rapid response in homeless shelters can help prevent spread of COVID-19; how to protect older adults at home; latest on antibody testing

Summary: New research details how a rapid response in homeless shelters by public health experts can help protect shelter clients and staff from COVID-19. Also, read about tips for keeping multigenerational families healthy at home. Story: By responding rapidly to clusters of illness in homeless shelters, Public Health—Seattle & King County is establishing a national […]

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COVID-19 cases among people living homeless rising; death at Kent isolation and quarantine facility

Summary: Public Health – Seattle & King County announces 112 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among people living homeless or working in homeless services sites. This includes two confirmed deaths. In addition, there was a death of a resident at King County’s Kent isolation and quarantine facility, which will be investigated by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.  […]

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