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Metro Connects Communities with Care during COVID-19 Crisis

Metro and MV Transportation worked in partnership with the Department of Community and Human Services and Public Health – Seattle & King County to develop the Transportation Pandemic Response initiative to safely transport some of our community's most vulnerable members to and from King County's isolation and quarantine centers.

Thank you notes from hotel guests

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in people experiencing homelessness

From Leo Flor, Director of the Department of Community and Human Services. No new cases of COVID-19 overnight in the homeless community. For the first time in over a month, Public Health—Seattle & King County’s overnight case count report found no new cases of COVID-19 reported among people experiencing homelessness in King County. The first…

Need support to isolate or quarantine? King County is here to help.

Isolation and quarantine are important to help keep the community healthy by containing illness. It can also be hard, especially for those living with multiple family members with a vulnerable family member at home, residents in a group or shared living facility, elders who may not have support, or anyone who does not have a…

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…

Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Organizations Housing Older Adults in the Community

From Public Health — Seattle & King County What is COVID-19? Coronavirus is a new respiratory illness. Currently, it is thought to spread person-to-person through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or between people who are in close contact with each other (within about 6 feet). Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness…

Social Distancing: How It Affects Shelters and Day Centers?

Executive Constantine at a press conference on the morning of March 16 A New Local Health Order To curb the spread of COVID-19, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Dr. Jeff Duchin announced a new Local Health Order that directs public health actions effective Monday, March 16 which: Prohibits all gatherings with more than 50 people…