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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.


The King County Board of Health will hold a meeting on May 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19, all Board members and staff will be participating remotely.

To watch or listen in to the meeting:

Join online:

Join by phone:

  1. Dial: 1-253-215-8782
  2. Meeting ID: 966 8174 7554
  3. Password: 706083

There are two ways to watch or listen in to the meeting:

  1. Stream online at
  2. Watch King County TV Channel 22 (Comcast Channel 22 and 322 (HD), Wave Broadband Channel 22)


Download meeting packet

  1. Call to order

  2. Roll call

  3. Announcement of any alternates serving in place of regular members

  4. Approval of Minutes of the meetings of , 2021

  5. Public comments

  6. Chair's report

  7. Director's report

Discussion and possible action

  1. Resolution No. 21-05
    A Resolution recognizing June 4 as Regional Community Safety and Wellbeing Day in King County, as part of national Gun Violence Awareness Day.
    • Derrick Wheeler Smith, Director, Zero Youth Detention, Public Health — Seattle & King County


  1. BOH Briefing No. 21-B09
    Determinants of Equity Retreat
    • Butch De Castro, MSN/MPH, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Professor, Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing, Director, Occupational Health Nursing Program, University of Washington School of Nursing

  1. Board Member Updates

  2. Administrator's Report

  3. Other Business


The King County Board of Health sets county-wide public health policy, enacts and enforces local public health regulations, and carries out other duties of local boards of health specified in state law. These duties include enforcing state public health statutes, preventing and controlling the spread of infectious disease, abating nuisances, and establishing fee schedules for licenses, permits and other services.