Phone donation gives instant access to mental health support in isolation/quarantine

When King County opened its first isolation/quarantine site this March in Kent as part of its emergency response to the COVID-19 crisis, the need to support guests’ mental health in addition to their physical health was immediately revealed as a top priority. "It would be challenging for anyone to isolate or quarantine in a hotel…

How King County is Supporting Residents Experiencing Homelessness

Action Steps: Supporting King County residents experiencing homelessness Three agencies are closely coordinating efforts for King County: Public Health-Seattle & King County (PHSKC) and its Healthcare for the Homeless Network (HCHN) and Environment Health DivisionKing County through the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS), Facilities Management Division (FMD), and METROCity of Seattle’s Human Services…

From Vodka to Hand Sanitizer: Duvall Distillery Pivots Production to Help Combat COVID-19

Duvall Distillery is a local, craft producer of flavored vodka made from apples. They describe their business as having small town charm with "Old School Cool" and visitors to the shop agree, raving online about the friendly and engaging environment, the delightful owner and of course—among all the flavors and styles of drink—the limoncello, a…

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…

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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…

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Answering Questions about COVID-19 and Homeless Shelter Planning

Updated 02-28-2020 King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) and its Housing, Homelessness and Community Development Division (HHCDD) have been working closely with the City of Seattle Human Services Department and our partners at Public Health—Seattle & King County to coordinate regional COVID-19 planning and preparation for assisting people experiencing homelessness. Together, we…