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For COVID-19 email alert subscribers, this page is a summary of the daily updates (Monday - Friday) for new and significant information posted to the King County COVID-19 website, the Public Health Insider blog, the Public Health Twitter account, news from the King County Executive and related King County agencies for the past week.

Please note that information contained within the links is subject to change at any time as the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly and when new information becomes available. If you don't see today's information after an announcement, press the Refresh or Reload menu item on your web browser.

Looking for Pfizer for your family?

Special Family Pfizer Day at Kent ShoWare THIS Sunday, May 16, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. All Pfizer, no appointment needed!


Reminder: Vax to the Future program THIS Saturday, May 15, at Kent's ShoWare Center!, Public Health Insider blog

The event will run from 11am-3pm and feature a live music performance, buttons designed by local artists and more!


New vaccine resources page for the COVID-19 homelessness response

Use these resources to print, send, and share information about COVID‑19 vaccination, and encourage people to get vaccinated.


Updated mask guidance, CDC

Following CDC guidance, people who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks in outdoor or indoor settings, except in health care settings like hospitals, long-term care, or doctor's offices; correctional facilities, homeless shelters, schools, or on public transportation. Businesses can require people to wear masks when visiting their locations and ask for proof of vaccination.


  • Total positive counts in King County: 102,526
    • New counts since yesterday: 645 at overall 4.4% of all tests

  • Total hospitalizations in King County: 6,006
    • New hospitalizations since yesterday: 2 at 5.9% of all positive cases

  • Total deaths due to COVID-19 illness in King County: 1,554
    • New deaths since yesterday: 2 at 1.5% of all positive cases

  • Total count of all test results: 2,329,435
    • New since yesterday: 1,813

  • Total count of people tested in King County: 1,064,605
    • New count of people tested since yesterday: 962

All other COVID-19 dashboards are posted at www.kingcounty.gov/covid/data

What parents should know about vaccination for 12-15 year olds, Public Health Insider blog

Youth age 12-15 can now get COVID-19 vaccination. Our immunizations manager answers questions, including about what teens can do after vaccination, testing of the vaccine, and how this age group can get vaccinated in King County.


Inslee announces statewide reopening date of June 30 and short-term statewide move to Phase 3
WA State Gov. Jay Inslee's press release

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that the state is moving toward a statewide June 30 reopening date and that all counties in Washington will move to Phase 3 of the Healthy WA: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan effective May 18 until June 30.


New poster: When do I need to quarantine after getting the vaccine? (PDF)

Even if you've received your COVID-19 vaccination, you may still come in contact with someone who tests positive and may need to watch for symptoms or quarantine.


"Vax to the Future" events at COVID-19 vaccination centers, Public Health on Twitter

Launching on May 15th, Public Health is partnering with 4Culture to start a new pilot program at vaccination sites called "Vax to the Future" which will include live music performances, "I got vaccinated" buttons designed by local artists, and a photobooth for people to take selfies to enhance the experience of getting vaccinated. We will post additional information soon on where to find us.


  • Total positive counts in King County: 101,881
    • New counts since yesterday: 285 at overall 4.4% of all tests

  • Total hospitalizations in King County: 6,004
    • New hospitalizations since yesterday: 17 at 5.9% of all positive cases

  • Total deaths due to COVID-19 illness in King County: 1,552
    • New deaths since yesterday: 5 at 1.5% of all positive cases

  • Total count of all test results: 2,327,622
    • New since yesterday: 4,021

  • Total count of people tested in King County: 1,063,643
    • New count of people tested since yesterday: 1,339

All other COVID-19 dashboards are posted at www.kingcounty.gov/covid/data

Video: Dr. Jeff Duchin discusses COVID-19 trends and CDC vaccine recommendations for people ages 12-15 years old, Public Health Insider blog

On May 12th, in his weekly press briefing, Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin on COVID-19 trends and the latest on the CDC recommendation of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people ages 12-15 years old.


King County's diverse South Asian community unites to fight COVID-19, Public Health Insider blog

All the diverse groups that make up the mosaic of South Asians in King County came together for a community vaccination event in Renton. Their goal was to make sure the most vulnerable members of their community had a chance to protect themselves from COVID-19.


3 reasons to get vaccinated at the Auburn Outlet Mall

3 more reasons to get vaccinated at the Auburn Outlet Mall: no cost, no insurance, no appointment needed! The King County vaccination site at the Auburn Outlet Mall has all 3 vaccines, open 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Sat, with extra hours on Wed! Starting Fri, 5/14, vaccination available for anyone 12+.


  • Total positive counts in King County: 101,596
    • New counts since yesterday: 207 at overall 4.4% of all tests

  • Total hospitalizations in King County: 5,987
    • New hospitalizations since yesterday: 14 at 5.9% of all positive cases

  • Total deaths due to COVID-19 illness in King County: 1,547
    • New deaths since yesterday: 3 at 1.5% of all positive cases

  • Total count of all test results: 2,323,601
    • New since yesterday: 2,831

  • Total count of people tested in King County: 1,062,304
    • New count of people tested since yesterday: 944

All other COVID-19 dashboards are posted at www.kingcounty.gov/covid/data

King County and Snoqualmie Valley Hospital announce vaccination partnership, Public Health news release

King County and Snoqualmie Valley Hospital will work together to further expand COVID-19 vaccine distribution and access for King County residents in Snoqualmie Valley and will now work to serve more people and expand hours of operation.


Video: Do the COVID vaccines affect fertility?

Sara Whetstone, MD, MHS explains that there is no evidence that any of the COVID vaccines cause issues with fertility. Visit http://BetweenUsAboutUs.org for answers to your questions about the COVID vaccines.


Emergency Use Authorization of Pfizer for youth 12-15

Emergency Use Authorization of Pfizer for youth 12-15 years requires careful review by independent experts, which happens later this week. So they are not eligible yet, but stay tuned!


  • Total positive counts in King County: 101,389
    • New counts since yesterday: 115 at overall 4.4% of all tests

  • Total hospitalizations in King County: 5,973
    • New hospitalizations since yesterday: 11 at 5.9% of all positive cases

  • Total deaths due to COVID-19 illness in King County: 1,544
    • New deaths since yesterday: 2 at 1.5% of all positive cases

  • Total count of all test results: 2,320,770
    • New since yesterday:6,780

  • Total count of people tested in King County: 1,061,360
    • New count of people tested since yesterday: 2,090

All other COVID-19 dashboards are posted at www.kingcounty.gov/covid/data

Increasing mobility access at the Auburn vaccination center

On Mondays, beginning today, the Auburn vaccination clinic is offering car-side service for those who cannot easily walk into the clinic. Please share with friends and family who might need this service. Find directions to the clinic at https://kingcounty.gov/vaccine


Take it from Vanessa, getting vaccinated is a breeze, Public Health on Instagram

"I had to wait in zero lines and helpful staff were there to guide me through each step of the process. Summer vacations, here I come!"


  • Total positive counts in King County: 101,274
    • New counts since yesterday: 175 at overall 4.4% of all tests

  • Total hospitalizations in King County: 5,962
    • New hospitalizations since yesterday: 13 at 5.9% of all positive cases

  • Total deaths due to COVID-19 illness in King County: 1,542
    • New deaths since yesterday: 0 at 1.5% of all positive cases

  • Total count of all test results: 2,313,990
    • New since yesterday:7,447

  • Total count of people tested in King County: 1,059,270
    • New count of people tested since yesterday: 2,393

All other COVID-19 dashboards are posted at www.kingcounty.gov/covid/data

Video: Dr. Jeff Duchin discusses COVID-19 trends and vaccine distribution, Public Health Insider blog

On May 7, Dr. Jeff Duchin shared updates on King County's vaccination progress and the uncertain course of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Get your COVID-19 vaccine today. No appointment needed! (PDF)

All sites are ADA accessible and offer interpretation services. Need a ride? Call 425-943-6706. All vaccination is available at no cost.


  • Total positive counts in King County: 100,485
    • New counts since yesterday: 347 at overall 4.4% of all tests

  • Total hospitalizations in King County: 5,926
    • New hospitalizations since yesterday: 2 at 5.9% of all positive cases

  • Total deaths due to COVID-19 illness in King County: 1,536
    • New deaths since yesterday: 3 at 1.5% of all positive cases

  • Total count of all test results: 2,295,274
    • New since yesterday: 7,188

  • Total count of people tested in King County: 1,053,287
    • New count of people tested since yesterday: 2,257

All other COVID-19 dashboards are posted at www.kingcounty.gov/covid/data

Tune in tomorrow (May 7th at 12:15 pm) for an update on COVID-19 in King County on Public Health's Facebook site

Dr. Jeff Duchin, Chief Health Officer, will provide updates on trends in COVID-19 cases and share the latest information on vaccination efforts.


Need transportation to get to your COVID vaccine appointment in King County?

Call the Coordinated Vaccine Transportation Helpline at 425-943-6706 and find the ride that best fits your needs! Call 425-943-6706 (Press 5 for language assistance).


FAQ about schools and child care during COVID-19 updated

Please see updated content under question #13 in the Questions about schools section regarding, "How can schools improve ventilation within buildings to help prevent COVID-19 spread?"


  • Total positive counts in King County: 104,256
    • New counts since yesterday: 372 at overall 4.4% of all tests

  • Total hospitalizations in King County: 5,924
    • New hospitalizations since yesterday: 10 at 5.7% of all positive cases

  • Total deaths due to COVID-19 illness in King County: 1,533
    • New deaths since yesterday: 1 at 1.5% of all positive cases

  • All PCR test results: 2,288,086
    • New since yesterday: 5,003

  • People tested by PCR: 1,051,030
    • New count of people tested since yesterday: 1,666

All other COVID-19 dashboards are posted at www.kingcounty.gov/covid/data