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…

Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program Revises Program to Increase Support for Tenants and Landlords

King County launched its Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) in September, offering financial help for tenants and landlords in King County impacted by the health and economic impacts of COVID-19.  Tens of thousands of local residents are dealing with illness, lost income, and unemployment – all of which leaves them in danger of…

­King County Elections and Department of Community and Human Services Election Day partnership

This blog was originally posted on King County Employee News blog On Nov. 3, King County Elections conducted the largest Presidential election in its history, amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic. As can be imagined, Election employees had been preparing for this day for months.  Elections formed a great partnership with the Department of…