HOW TO HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 AMONG PEOPLE LIVING HOMELESS

This blog was originally posted on Public Health Insider. People experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable to outbreaks of infectious disease. COVID-19 is the most recent and deeply concerning example of that threat. For a population with higher levels of underlying health conditions, less access to resources necessary to stay healthy, and a greater likelihood of…

FareStart Steps Up to Feed More Community Members During COVID-crisis

FareStart is providing more prepared meals than ever to make sure people in our community impacted by COVID-19 or experiencing food insecurity don’t go hungry. FareStart’s emergency meal program delivers thousands of meals daily to more than 100 sites, including King County’s isolation and quarantine centers.

King County joins with Harborview Medical Center to open COVID-19 recovery site

From King County Executive press release on March 21, 2020 Summary King County has joined with Harborview Medical Center to repurpose Harborview Hall to serve as an 45-bed COVID-19 recovery site primarily focused on helping the most vulnerable in our community. Story In a continuing effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in…

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Think you have been exposed to COVID-19?

You must be screened by a healthcare professional to be admitted to an Isolation and Quarantine site. These are not walk-up facilities. Please contact your healthcare provider. King County COVID-19 Call Center If you are in King County and believe you were exposed to COVID-19—or if you're a healthcare provider with COVID-19 questions, contact: 206-477-3977…

Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Organizations Housing Older Adults in the Community

From Public Health — Seattle & King County What is COVID-19? Coronavirus is a new respiratory illness. Currently, it is thought to spread person-to-person through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or between people who are in close contact with each other (within about 6 feet). Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness…

Social Distancing: How It Affects Shelters and Day Centers?

Executive Constantine at a press conference on the morning of March 16 A New Local Health Order To curb the spread of COVID-19, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Dr. Jeff Duchin announced a new Local Health Order that directs public health actions effective Monday, March 16 which: Prohibits all gatherings with more than 50 people…