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We were the first A little over a year ago, King County became the first U.S. epicenter of an unprecedented global pandemic that robbed us of over 550,000 human lives in this country alone. Many know people affected by the disease. And some of us remember those among the more than half-million who died from…

Serving compassionately: making an impact in communities during COVID-19

Elisha, Horacio and Lisa of Plateau Outreach Ministries (POM) in Enumclaw, an organization funded by the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), have been busy spending their days compassionately serving their community, adapting services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to make sure their community members’ most critical needs are being met. POM is the central…

COVID-19 outbreak occurs at shelter site

Over the course of the month of December, 35 staff and residents of the Renton deintensification hotel tested positive for COVID-19. Guests testing positive or directly exposed to individuals who tested positive were immediately transported to one of the County’s three Isolation and Quarantine locations.  There has been routine testing at the site since those…

Spreading holiday cheer – and face masks

Greeting shoppers outside local Safeway stores, commuters exiting Metro Transit Stations, voters dropping off ballots, drivers coming through pop-up giveaway events – these are just a few of the places you may have seen King County’s COVID Health Ambassadors! They are out almost every day at locations throughout King County offering face masks and hand…

Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program application deadline announced: Dec. 4, 2020

The King County Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program will close all tenant and landlord interest forms to new entries on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 5 pm Pacific Standard Time. The application deadline is being put in place in order to allow time to process tenants and properties ahead of the December 30, 2020…

Kent Isolation and Quarantine Facility to re-open as local case counts increase

With COVID-19 case counts rising throughout the region, King County is preparing to re-open the Kent Isolation and Quarantine Facility located on Central Avenue in Kent on Nov. 30.  The Kent facility has been temporarily deactivated since earlier this summer. The I/Q facilities currently open in Issaquah and Aurora (Seattle) are still accepting admissions, but…