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King County's Pandemic Response

Published July 13, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic affected every county agency and employee. The County initiated a significant response on multiple fronts at the same time and faced challenges both within and outside of its control.

We reviewed several areas of the County’s response and found both encouraging outcomes and opportunities to learn, build on experience, and adjust for future emergencies. We reviewed employee safety, remote work, controls over federal emergency funding, customer service, furloughs, and voluntary separation.

The primary report and formal communications provided to the Executive are linked in the blue boxes on this page. Although more normal operations may be on the horizon due to increased vaccination rates, modified operations may continue for some time.

Audit Highlights

Audit Team

Audit Team

If you have any questions or would like more information, please call the King County Auditor's Office at 206-477-1033 or contact us by email at