Almost no part of the United States has been spared by the COVID-19 resurgence this fall and winter. With cases and deaths rising again in the Greater Seattle area, we interview an urgent care doctor from Overlake Clinics and a health educator from Public Health King County to discuss the current state of the pandemic. We ask them what their experience has been like on the frontlines treating patients and managing the public health response, and what local residents can do to stay healthy and help keep our hospitals from being overwhelmed. We also discuss the possibility of vaccines, and what the future will look like once they are distributed to the public.
Remember to always wear a mask, social distance, and restrict gatherings to five people or less to ensure safety of yourself and others. With cases surging in King County, it is important now more than ever to take the necessary precautions to combat this virus.
Washington Exposure Notifications (WA Notify) is a new tool that alerts users through their smartphone if they have been potentially exposed to COVID-19. This tool does not share any personal information and does not track your physical location.
King County provides the latest updates on COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing requirements to ensure the safety of our citizens.
The CDC provides all other necessary information regarding this virus and what to do if you think you’ve been infected or exposed.