Food Resource Map & Today’s COVID-19 Report | Mon Jun 15

Food insecurity has come to the forefront as a key issue during COVID-19.  In April alone, the 211 Crisis Connections hotline data shows more than 1,200 calls regarding food assistance, and there was a 10.5% increase in the number of households receiving Basic Food (SNAP) benefits.   Public Health recently released a map of free foodContinue reading “Food Resource Map & Today’s COVID-19 Report | Mon Jun 15”

Reducing Risks while Protesting & Today’s COVID-19 Report | Fri Jun 12

This week, Public Health acknowledged that many protesters, particularly Black, Indigenous and People of Color, are choosing to take on the risk of potential exposure to COVID-19 because of the importance of confronting and undoing the systems of racism, oppression and brutality. People are protesting because their lives depend on it. Public Health is concernedContinue reading “Reducing Risks while Protesting & Today’s COVID-19 Report | Fri Jun 12”

3 Tips about Face Coverings as Phase 1.5 Begins & Today’s COVID-19 Report | Tue Jun 9

As King County continues its first week of limited reopening of some businesses and recreational activities, Public Health reminds us to continue following physical distancing and infection control practices to help prevent an increase in COVID-19 cases.  They also announced expanded data available on the COVID-19 dashboard.  Further details available in today’s update on theContinue reading “3 Tips about Face Coverings as Phase 1.5 Begins & Today’s COVID-19 Report | Tue Jun 9”

Safe Protesting Guidelines & Today’s COVID-19 Report | Tue Jun 2

Yesterday and today, Public Health shared perspectives from local leadership about George Floyd’s tragic death, yet one more in an endless string of violence perpetrated against Black people in our country, and answered questions about participating in protests while reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19.  Recommendations include continued physical distrancing, face coverings and hand washing. Continue reading “Safe Protesting Guidelines & Today’s COVID-19 Report | Tue Jun 2”

A New Data Dashboard Shows Phase Two Approaching in King County

Though it may still be a long time before we can expect normal operations for a performance venue, film production or any other creative businesses, this week saw some of the biggest steps towards re-opening during the COVID-19 crisis. Public Health launched a new data dashboard for King County on Wednesday, displaying the key measuresContinue reading “A New Data Dashboard Shows Phase Two Approaching in King County”

More Testing Sites & Today’s COVID-19 Report | Fri May 22

Public Health strongly urges anyone who has even mild COVID-19 symptoms to call their healthcare provider as soon as they start to feel sick to ask about COVID-19 testing. COVID-19 symptoms are cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell.  It is important notContinue reading “More Testing Sites & Today’s COVID-19 Report | Fri May 22”

New Impact Data Released & Today’s COVID-19 Report | Wed May 20

Public Health created a new set of data tools that show some of the broader impacts in social, economic, and overall health and well-being in King County during COVID-19.  Key topics include unemployment, housing and food needs, internet access, family violence, depression, and having health insurance.  Highlights are visible at a glance on a new dataContinue reading “New Impact Data Released & Today’s COVID-19 Report | Wed May 20”

Face Coverings Directive Begins & Today’s COVID-19 Report | Mon May 18

The directive to wear face coverings while in public goes into effect today, May 18, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. While facial coverings do not replace proper hygiene or physical distancing, a cloth face covering may help to protect others and slow community spread of COVID-19 by blocking infectious droplets from spreading whenContinue reading “Face Coverings Directive Begins & Today’s COVID-19 Report | Mon May 18”

Face Coverings and Disability Rights & Today’s COVID-19 Report | Fri May 15

The King County directive requiring face coverings be worn in public goes into effect Monday, May 18. Health leaders are asking everyone to keep in mind that face coverings should not be worn by everyone and are committed to ensuring that individuals who are unable to safely wear face coverings are not harassed or discriminatedContinue reading “Face Coverings and Disability Rights & Today’s COVID-19 Report | Fri May 15”