December 3, 2020.Reading time 3 minutes.
Public Health—Seattle & King County plans to follow the new CDC quarantine guidance for contacts of COVID-19 cases. A 14-day quarantine remains recommended as the safest option to prevent COVID-19 transmission for those who can do it. But now two other options will be available for people who do NOT develop symptoms.
August 27, 2020.Reading time 15 minutes.
Guest blog by Mars, SOAR Social Media Ambassador For as long as I can remember, gender dysphoria has always been a part of my life. I felt it when I was five and my grandma bought me a set of princess dresses. When I turned nine, I was an early bloomer and my first moon […]
May 5, 2020.Reading time 2 minutes.
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 […]
April 10, 2020.Reading time 14 minutes.
Social distancing measures appear to be slowing the spread of COVID-19 in King County, but we must stay steady with the Stay Home order to prevent another wave of the outbreak. Dr. Jeff Duchin explains the dangers and discusses what is needed to relax social distancing.
February 6, 2020.Reading time 14 minutes.
Public Health – Seattle & King County Health Officer Jeff Duchin answers questions about the federal quarantine measures.
February 8, 2016.Reading time 4 minutes.
By Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer and Chief of Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Immunizations Experts are still learning about Zika virus, and in this time of uncertainty, some some are calling for a quarantine on travelers from areas affected by Zika. I don’t think it’s a good idea. Quarantine of travelers exposed to Zika virus is neither […]