Buckle up for Phase 2

Since March, we in King County have slowed the spread of COVID-19 by staying home and keeping our distance. But did you know we’ve also prevented hundreds of traffic crashes by staying off the roads? Traffic crashes were 37% lower in March and more than 60% lower in April and May than the same time last year, which we’re all glad to see. With King County now in Phase 2 and more vehicles on our roads, we can work together to keep our streets safe. Here’s how:

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Reduce Your COVID-19 Risk While Protesting

We urge all people protesting against racial injustice to take steps to stay healthy and avoid bringing COVID-19 home with them. We need to keep each other healthy now and get to a more just future for everyone.Here are a few tips for before, during, and after protests to reduce risk of COVID-19 for yourself and others:

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Coming together and still staying apart: Preventing an increase in COVID-19 as reopening begins

King County was approved for a modified Phase 1 of the Governor’s Safe Start plan. It allows for limited openings of recreational, social and business activity, provided that everyone adheres to the state’s public health guidance. As people come together more, it is more important than ever to maintain the safety principles that led to our success against the outbreak.

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How to Stay Safe When Cleaning Up After Rodents

If you are in the yard, garage or garden, watch for signs of rodents and take precautions against hantavirus exposure when cleaning up after rodents. Also take steps to protect yourself if you are entering a building that has been closed up during Stay at Home orders. We have tips to help.

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Our Role in Safe Take-Out Dining

Under the current Health Order, restaurants may remain open for drive-through, delivery, and pick-up. Our Food Program also has a role to play in working with food service establishments so that they comply with the health order.

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