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Public Health investigates COVID-19 outbreak associated with Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie
Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 associated with the Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie. Public Health is recommending anyone who visited the Salish Lodge & Spa overnight or as a guest during the day get tested for COVID-19 and monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. Salish Lodge & Spa is working with public health to implement recommendations.
King County Board of Health meeting on September 17, 2020
The King County Board of Health holds a meeting on September 17, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. The topic on the agenda includes briefings on COVID-19 impacts on mental health, suicide, domestic violence and community wellbeing, and influenza and COVID-19 updates.
School-Based Health Centers to open this fall, available for vaccinations and other services
Health centers will open on 34 school campuses in King County this September, to provide health services for students – including flu shots and other vaccines – even when the instruction is online.
New free COVID-19 testing sites to launch in south King County
Two new free COVID-19 test sites will open in south King County over the next two weeks. The drive-through sites located in Renton and Auburn will increase access to testing across our community.
Rabid bat found on the sidewalk near the corner of Ballard Ave NW and 22nd Ave NW in Seattle
A rabid bat was found on the sidewalk on July 19, 2020, near the corner of Ballard Ave NW and 22nd Ave NW in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard. If you or someone you know had any contact with a bat near this area, seek medical evaluation immediately or contact Public Health.
King County Board of Health meeting on July 16, 2020
The King County Board of Health holds a meeting on July 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. The topic on the agenda includes discussion and possible action on a rule and regulation for telephonic participation by Board members and a resolution adopting the 2020 Board of Health work plan. The Board will also receive a briefing and a resolution on Racism as a Public Health Crisis.
Increasing cases of COVID-19 in King County highlight the need to limit close contact
Public Health—Seattle & King County continues to monitor cases, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 and has noted an increase in cases over the past two weeks. Public Health expects to see some increase in cases as we get back to work and other activities in the community because there are more opportunities for COVID-19 to spread.
With food insecurity on the rise, Public Health highlights critical new and existing resources
Exacerbated by COVID-19, a growing number of people in King County are seeking food assistance. To help address this urgent need, Public Health – Seattle & King County, the City of Seattle and the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction are launching new efforts to connect families in need to food resources.
Meeting of the King County Board of Health June 18, 2020
The King County Board of Health holds a meeting on 6/18/20 at 1:00 p.m. The topic on the agenda includes discussion and possible action on a resolution declaring racism as a public health crisis.
Special meeting of the King County Board of Health June 15
The King County Board of Health holds a special meeting on June 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. The topic on the agenda includes discussion and possible action on a resolution supporting King County's application to the Washington State Department of Health to enter Phase 2 of the Safe Start Reopening Plan.