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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Se requieren vacunas infantiles para el regreso a la escuela: Eventos gratuitos de vacunación de agosto en Federal Way, Kent, Renton y Tukwila
Durante o antes del primer día de regreso a clases, todos los estudiantes de Kindergarten a Grado 12 (K-12) en el estado de Washington deben de estar al día con las vacunas que se requieren para asistir a la escuela, ya sea que asistan a clases en persona o de manera remota.
Puget Sound region local health jurisdictions issue joint statement recommending masking in indoor public spaces
Health officers from across the Puget Sound region are recommending facial coverings for everyone in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccine status. COVID-19 rates are increasing across the region largely due to the spread of the more contagious delta variant.
Center ha sido trasladado a la Clínica del Departamento de Salud Pública de Kent Citas para la vacuna contra el COVID-19 disponibles en el sur del condado de King
Como parte de los esfuerzos para integrar la vacunación contra el COVID-19 en el cuidado rutinario de la salud, la clínica de vacunación del Condado de King se ha trasladado del Kent ShoWare Center a la Clínica de Salud Pública de Kent del Condado de King.
COVID-19 vaccination site has moved from Kent ShoWare Center to Kent Public Health Clinic
As part of efforts to integrate COVID-19 vaccination into routine care, King County’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic has moved from the Kent ShoWare Center to King County’s Kent Public Health Clinic.
King County Board of Health meeting on July 15, 2021
The King County Board of Health is holding a meeting on July 15 at 1:00 p.m. The agenda includes discussion of drug user health and a determinants of equity briefing.