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Get vaccinated this holiday weekend: Multiple COVID-19 vaccination sites open, including on Memorial Day
With 97% of current COVID-19 cases among people who are unvaccinated, Memorial Day weekend is a great time to get vaccinated against COVID-19. If you have extra time off work, use it to recuperate in case you have any vaccine side effects, like fatigue or mild fever. COVID-19 vaccination sites throughout King County are open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
King County Health Officer issues Directive urging continued use of face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19
King County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin has issued a Local Health Officer Directive that strongly urges residents to continue wearing a face mask in indoor public settings, whether or not they are vaccinated. Public Health – Seattle & King County recommends that businesses who serve the public continue policies to ensure customers and employees wear masks indoors.
El oficial de salud del condado de King ha emitido una directiva exhortando a continuar utilizando la mascarilla para frenar la propagación del COVID-19
El Dr. Jeff Duchin, oficial de salud del condado de King, ha emitido una directiva como oficial de salud local en donde exhorta encarecidamente a los residentes del condado a continuar usando la mascarilla en espacios públicos cerrados, sin importar si están o no vacunados.
King County Board of Health meeting on May 20, 2021
The King County Board of Health is holding a meeting on May 20 at 1:00 p.m. The agenda includes remarks from Director Hayes and incoming Interim Director Worsham, discussion of a resolution to declare a Regional Community Safety and Wellbeing Day, and a determinants of equity retreat briefing.
King County and Snoqualmie Valley Hospital announce vaccination partnership
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.
New Federal Way COVID vaccination site expands vaccine access in south King County
King County and Kaiser Permanente Washington will work together to offer COVID-19 vaccine for south King County residents.