Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee says 10 small counties with low rates of infection can apply for exemptions to the state’s stay-at-home orders, allowing them to move ahead to the next step of a phased reopening plan.
While not as bad as has been seen in other large cities, King County’s hepatitis A continues to spread locally, and the rate of infections has increased.
Because the public health system mostly operates in the background, it rarely gets the attention or funding it deserves ― until there’s a crisis.
The number of COVID-19 infections in the county has been on the decline since the end of March.
The updated data shows that in King County, COVID-19 is disproportionally impacting communities of color.
In addition to cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, COVID-19 can cause fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell.
Washington plans to recruit and train 1,900 contact tracers by mid-May to map and control the spread of the virus as the state begins to reopen the economy.
Coronavirus antibody studies and what they allegedly show have triggered fierce debates. Here Caroline Chen provides some clarity around these crucial surveys.
The CDC has warned that clearing encampments disperses homeless into the community where they may spread COVID-19, but Seattle and other cities are still conducting sweeps
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that DNR-managed lands will reopen for public recreation on May 5.
But if distancing measures were to lift starting May 1, the model predicts a rapid rise in the rate of cases that would likely exceed recent peak levels by the end of the month.
Information about cases by ZIP code or census tract are critical to properly target resources, experts say. But not every state provides this level of detail.
Most say they could continue to obey such stay-at-home orders for a another month or longer.
New research details how a rapid response in homeless shelters by public health experts can help protect shelter clients and staff from COVID-19.
Depending on health projections for the spread of the virus, some distancing restrictions may be in place for weeks or months to come.