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As cases skyrocket, new free COVID-19 test site at Highline College expands testing capacity
A new free COVID-19 test site will open at Highline College on Friday, November 20. This new site complements free test sites already in operation in Renton, Auburn, Tukwila and Federal Way, increasing access to testing across south King County as cases skyrocket.
King County Board of Health meeting on November 19, 2020
The King County Board of Health holds a meeting on November 19, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. The agenda includes discussion and possible action on age restrictions for electronic smoking devices and a resolution urging the state to address racism as a public health crisis.
New case of measles in King County
Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating a new confirmed measles case in a child, with possible exposures in Sea-Tac Airport.
Vashon Island beaches closed for shellfish harvesting: Paralytic shellfish poison found at unsafe levels
Paralytic shellfish poison has been detected at unsafe levels on Vashon-Maury Island's Quartermaster Harbor beaches. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed these areas to recreational shellfish harvest. The commercial harvest is not affected. People should always check the DOH shellfish safety website before harvesting shellfish.
Date change: Free drive-thru back-to-school vaccine and flu clinic set for Oct. 10 rescheduled for Oct. 17 in Kent
Because of anticipated poor weather this weekend, a free drive-thru vaccine clinic for school-aged children and flu clinic for all community members ages 4 and older set for Oct. 10 has been rescheduled for Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the ShoWare Center in Kent.
Hay dos nuevos sitios para hacerse la prueba de COVID-19 en la zona sur del Condado de King
En Tukwila y en Federal Way habrá dos nuevos sitios para hacerse la prueba de COVID-19 de manera gratuita. Estos dos lugares complementarán a otros dos centros de pruebas que abrieron recientemente en Renton y Auburn, aumentando así la disponibilidad de pruebas en nuestra comunidad.
Free drive-thru back-to-school vaccine and flu clinics coming to Kent, Oct. 7 and 10, 2020
King County school-aged children can get the vaccinations required for returning to in-person learning – and all community members ages 4 and older can get a flu shot – at upcoming free vaccination and flu clinics Oct. 7 from noon to 5 p.m., and Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kent ShoWare Center.
Two more new COVID-19 testing sites in south King County
Free COVID-19 testing sites will open in Tukwila and Federal Way in the coming days. These sites complement two recently launched testing centers in Renton and Auburn, increasing access to testing across our community.
Public Health investigates COVID-19 outbreak associated with Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie
Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 associated with the Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie. Public Health is recommending anyone who visited the Salish Lodge & Spa overnight or as a guest during the day get tested for COVID-19 and monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. Salish Lodge & Spa is working with public health to implement recommendations.
El Departamento de Salud Pública investiga un brote de COVID-19 asociado con Salish Lodge & Spa en Snoqualmie
Salud Pública - Seattle y el Condado de King está investigando un brote de COVID-19 asociado con Salish Lodge & Spa en Snoqualmie. El departamento de Salud Pública está recomendando que cualquier persona que se haya alojado en Salish Lodge & Spa o que solo haya estado durante el día se realice la prueba de COVID-19 y vigile si tiene síntomas de COVID-19. Salish Lodge & Spa está trabajando junto con el Departamento de Salud Pública para implementar las recomendaciones.