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17
DEC

Public Health leaders urge the public to prepare now for a rapid surge in local COVID-19 Omicron cases
As the highly-infectious Omicron variant spreads, new data show that the numbers of new cases are rising very rapidly in our local community and across the U.S. now and will continue to rise over the next few weeks. Local public health leaders urge the King County community to prepare and do what we can during this holiday season to reduce the risk.

18
NOV

King County Board of Health meeting today, November 18, 2021
The King County Board of Health will meet today, November 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The agenda includes approval of the 2021 plan update for the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program and a briefing on state legislative policy.

25
OCT

Checking to protect: Proof of vaccination or negative test now required at many King County establishments
Starting today, October 25, customers are required to verify full vaccination status or a negative test to participate in outdoor public events of 500 or more people and indoor entertainment and recreational establishments and events such as live music, performing arts, gyms, restaurants, and bars. This temporary policy aims to protect customers and workers, preserve local hospital capacity, and help keep businesses open.

21
OCT

King County Board of Health meeting on October 21, 2021
The King County Board of Health will meet on October 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The agenda includes potential policy changes regarding King County's bicycle helmet law and discussion of gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

24
SEP

Health care organizations join in support of King County vaccine verification to help reduce hospitalizations and deaths
Leaders from 15 health care organizations issued a statement in support of requiring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status or a negative test to enter many outdoor and indoor entertainment and recreational establishments and events. The recently-announced policy will go into effect October 25.

16
SEP

King County to require proof of vaccination or negative test for many outdoor and indoor events and establishments to address COVID-19 spread
To protect customers and workers, preserve hospital capacity and help prevent business closures, King County will require verification of full vaccination status or a negative test to enter outdoor public events of 500 or more people and indoor entertainment and recreational establishments and events such as live music, performing arts, gyms, restaurants, and bars.

15
SEP

King County Board of Health meeting on September 16, 2021
The King County Board of Health is holding a meeting on September 15, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The agenda includes discussion COVID-19 and vaccine updates and policy options on bicycle helmet laws in King County and disparate impacts of enforcement.

11
AUG

Public Health urges residents to be prepared for extreme heat this week
Public Health shares resources and information for the public and the media on how to stay safe during the coming days of extreme heat.

11
AUG

El departamento de Salud Pública insiste a los residentes a estar preparados para el calor extremo esta semana
El departamento de Salud Pública comparte recursos e información para el público y los medios de comunicación sobre cómo mantenerse seguro durante los próximos días de calor extremo.

29
JUL

Childhood vaccinations required for back-to-school: Free August vaccine events in Federal Way, Kent, Renton, and Tukwila
On or before the first day of instruction, all K-12 students in Washington state must be up to date on vaccinations required for school, whether attending classes in-person or remotely. King County children ages 4-18 can get all vaccines required for school entry at upcoming free clinics in Federal Way, Kent, Renton, and Tukwila. Childhood vaccination rates have dipped significantly during the pandemic; now is the best time to get caught up!

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