Memorial Day

From @KingCountyWA On Memorial Day, we pause to remember every service member who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. We honor the fallen as we work together to keep our community healthy and safe. Tahoma National Cemetery, located in southeast King County, is the final resting place for more than 40,000 service…

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…

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…