June 9, 2020.Reading time 10 minutes.
By Ingrid Ulrey, Policy Director, PHSKC Residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family homes are at high risk for serious illness and death from Covid-19, as we outlined in a recent blog. Washington State Department of Health Director John Wiesman issue an order requiring COVID-19 testing for all nursing home residents and […]
May 27, 2020.Reading time 6 minutes.
Summary: Public Health – Seattle & King County published today a new data dashboard that provides a snapshot of key indicators related to COVID-19 disease activity, testing capacity, and healthcare system status. These data will be useful to help guide decisions about whether restrictions and precautions are adequate, or whether they need to be strengthened […]
May 18, 2020.Reading time 8 minutes.
A health directive to wear face coverings in public goes into effect today. Wear a face covering at any indoor or outdoor public space where you may be within 6 feet of someone who does not live with you.
May 13, 2020.Reading time 7 minutes.
Summary: Anyone with mild symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested as soon as possible to reduce its spread through the community – and testing locations are available throughout King County. Also, lower numbers of COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities point to the importance of public health measures in reducing the spread of the virus […]
May 11, 2020.Reading time 11 minutes.
SUMMARY Public Health – Seattle & King County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin, along with King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, announced a new Health Officer Directive strongly urging face coverings in all indoor public places including grocery stores and other businesses, as well as outside settings where maintaining six […]
May 8, 2020.Reading time 4 minutes.
Summary: Latest data shows the COVID-19 transmission rate could be rising across King County and the rest of western Washington after previous indications the transmission rate had fallen below a critical threshold. Story: After dropping throughout March and into early April, the transmission rate of COVID-19 is no longer falling and could be rising again […]