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When someone has symptoms of COVID-19, they need to stay away from others by isolating themselves, even from people who live with them. That’s not always possible for those who live with many family members or with young children, or if their home isn’t set up so that the person who is sick can have […]

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Media release: New analysis shows pronounced racial inequities among COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths

Summary:   Updated data shows that in King County, COVID-19 is disproportionally impacting communities of color. There is more to do collectively to support all communities with access to testing, information and social supports to address inequities in health outcomes. Story:   Public Health – Seattle & King County is releasing updated data on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths […]

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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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