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 more than 30,000 donated supplies to help transform the former Econo-Lodge in Kent…

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…

How Community and Faith-based Organizations Can Help Slow the Spread of Coronavirus

Recommendations from Public Health-Seattle & King County Dear Community Partners, Community and faith-based organizations provide essential services for our community and often have their own spaces or utilize community spaces to convene people or to provide services and resources. We know that the inequities that normally impact the health and safety of community members are…

Best Starts for Kids Cancels Summit Announcement

By: Best Starts for Kids Best Starts for Kids Community Partners and Friends: We have decided to voluntarily postpone the Best Starts for Kids Summit scheduled to take place this Friday, March 6th. We appreciate the excitement and enthusiastic responses to our first Best Starts for Kids Summit. We were looking forward to hosting an incredible event, however…

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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…