Updated: 5/22/2020 at 9:00 a.m.
CALL CENTERS FOR PUBLIC INQUIRIES. Public Health-Seattle & King County – 206-477-3977 For King County residents who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19, or for healthcare providers with COVID-19 questions. This helpline is open daily from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and operators are able to connect with a third-party interpreter.Washington State Department of Health – 800-525-0127 and press #For general questions about how the virus is spread and what to do if you have symptoms. This helpline is open daily from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
UPDATED NUMBERSCOVID 19 Cases: Tested PositiveWorld: 5,232,431 - up 105,187 in 24 hoursUnited States 1,623,352 - up 26,228 in 24 hoursWA State 20,041 - up 219 in 24 hoursKing Co. 7,645 - up 28 in 24 hours DEATHSWorld 335,636 - up 4,698 in 24 hoursUnited States 96,432 - up 1,320 in 24 hoursWA State 1,075 - up 39 in 24 hoursKing Co 534 up 4 in 24 hours
King County Mask Directive
KING COUNTY DASH BOARD for 98198 and Des Moines. Changes over 48 hours
98198 197 have tested positive, No change; 4 deaths – No ChangeDes Moines: 154 have tested positive, Up 1; 2 deaths – No Change - web site is not providing updates by City.
Inslee issues guidance for resuming personal and professional services in Phase 2
NEWS AND INFORMATION
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Public Health-Seattle & King County
Public Health Data dashboard provides visual of King County COVID-19 outbreak; updated daily.
Note: Due to high demand, United Way is pausing the application process until early next week. New applications will be accepted for a limited amount of time on Monday, April 13 from 9 AM – 5 PM. Due to the volume of requests, funding is not guaranteed. Email email@example.com to receive a reminder on Monday morning.
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Apply through PSE’s online portal at www.pse.com, or contact PSE by phone or mail.
Customers must provide proof of income or proof of loss of income to PSE.
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The full list of grantees can be found at www.seattlefoundation.org/COVIDGrants .
Reminder: Don’t call 9-1-1 if you see a business acting badly; there’s an online complaint form to use instead.
Key Public Messages
Starting on May 18, 2020, King County residents are directed to wear face coverings in most public settings.
Wear a face covering when you are at any indoor or outdoor public space where you may be within 6 feet of someone who does not live with you.You are also directed to wear a cloth face covering while you’re in an outdoor public setting – like a farmers market or a crowded park -- where it is difficult to maintain six feet of physical distance at all times.
The Health Officer’s Directive relies on individual compliance; there is no penalty for not wearing a mask.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define cloth face coverings as fabric coverings including cloth face masks, scarves and bandana coverings, or any homemade face covering made of cotton fabric. The CDC also makes clear that cloth face coverings should:
Operators and riders on King County Metro will be required to wear face coverings.
Metro operators will not prevent passengers without face coverings from boarding, but recorded reminders will play on the vehicle’s public address system informing riders of the face covering policy.
Security officers will communicate public health guidance to riders who are not wearing a face covering or staying apart from other passengers.
Face coverings are not directed to be worn when:
In your car alone or if you’re only with members of your household
Exercising outdoors, like walking, hiking, bicycling, or running, when appropriate social distancing is possible
Is anyone exempt from wearing a face covering?
Face coverings should not be worn by children who are two years of age or younger, or children under the age of twelve unless supervised by an adult.
Additionally, if wearing a face covering would be difficult or harmful, an individual should not do so. Examples would be someone who has a physical disability that makes it difficult to easily wear or remove a face covering; someone who is deaf and uses facial and mouth movements as part of communications; someone who has been advised by a medical professional to not wear one; or someone who has trouble breathing or cannot remove a face covering without assistance.
COVID-19 key hubs of online information and resources:
Local – www.kingcounty.gov/covid
State – www.coronavirus.wa.gov
Federal – https://www.coronavirus.gov/ and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
King County Regional Donations Connector – Matching donations of money, food, goods, and services to agencies in need: www.kingcounty.gov/emergency/donate. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
To report violators of the Governor’s Stay-At-Home order: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/09349a1c56844b539fea1c2cabd16d56
City of Des Moines, www.desmoineswa.gov or email@example.com
CALL CENTERS FOR PUBLIC INQUIRIES
Public Health-Seattle & King County – 206-477-3977 For King County residents who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19, or for healthcare providers with COVID-19 questions. This helpline is open daily from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and operators are able to connect with a third-party interpreter.
Washington State Department of Health – 800-525-0127 and press #For general questions about how the virus is spread and what to do if you have symptoms. This helpline is open daily from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.