Emergency Childcare for Essential Workers

Update 4-17-2020: Emergency Childcare for Essential Workers landing page available Posted from KCEmployees Employees who are essential workers under Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order can now access free emergency child care through a King County program to help parents who are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. First responders and…

A donation to fight isolation and quarantine boredom during COVID-19

Separated from family and friends, people recovering in isolation and recovery facilities located throughout King County are understandably lonely, and bored.  Alaska Airlines and Skycast Solutions are stepping up to help.  https://youtu.be/MPO22-EDitw On Monday, March 30, Skycast Solutions staff delivered 300 retired, pre-loaded entertainment tablets and accessories to King County to help patients in temporary…

Adaptability in uncertain times: how senior centers are continuing to support our seniors

The current landscape in King County and across the world is unprecedented, but we are all in this together. Community matters now more than ever and we need each other during these stressful times, especially seniors in our community who often experience social isolation without the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many seniors in King…

Working together to protect older adults in our communities

This blog was originally posted on Public Health Insider. By Mary Snodgrass, Older Adult Task Force The risk for COVID-19 rises with age. Adults age 60 years and over are at highest risk for severe illness with COVID-19 illness, and the older you are, the more you are at risk. While much attention has focused…

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…

King County to receive more than 250,000 supplies donated by Amazon for facilities in response to COVID-19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mleu9H6b-Ds Amazon will donate more than 250,000 items such as linens, towels, shelf-stable food, entertainment items and other supplies to four King County sites supporting patients in temporary housing for quarantine, isolation and recovery due to COVID-19. Earlier this week, Amazon delivered donated supplies to help transform the former Econo-Lodge in Kent into temporary housing…