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Most King County offices will be closed on July 4, for Independence Day.  
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King County will be participating in the Cascadia Rising 2022 earthquake exercise in June. Watch this video to learn more about how you can respond and recover from earthquakes such as the west coast Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

King County Emergency Operations Center  

The Emergency Operations Center is currently activated at Steady State.

Activation Levels

Level Definition
Steady State No anticipated incident or event. Denotes regular day-to-day KCOEM operations and monitoring by the Duty Officer.
Enhanced Incident or event is monitored by Duty Officer(s) and additional KCOEM staff as needed. 
Partial Incident or event requires staffing of the Emergency Operations Center by KCOEM staff and activation of one or several support functions, including select King County departments and partner agencies. 
Full Incident or event requires fully staffed EOC by KCOEM and activation of many of the support functions, including other King County Departments and partner agencies. 

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

King County is taking steps to protect the health of our community during the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak. There are also steps you can take personally to minimize your risk of disease. Stay safe by following guidance provided by Public Health - Seattle & King County

For government agencies, schools, CBOs/FBOs, and medical care providers:

Do you need test kits, supplies or staff for the COVID-19 response? Please refer to the COVID-19 Emergency Resource Requests site.

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