COVID-19 updates for June 16, 2020

Wildfire smoke preparedness during the COVID-19 pandemic, Public Health Insider blog

Summer is almost here. For us in the Puget Sound, that also means the threat of wildfire smoke. This year is different as we continue to respond to spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Smoke may create additional risk for people with COVID-19 and worsen symptoms. So while wildfire smoke may seem like a less pressing threat in light of the global pandemic, COVID-19 gives us even more reason to be prepared for wildfire smoke this summer.

New guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting for a healthy home during COVID-19, King County Hazardous Waste Management Program

Follow these recommendations on safer cleaning methods and disinfecting to help prevent the spread of disease while avoiding health risks from chemicals in some cleaning products.

Updated limits and requirements for outdoor recreation

Visit the Safe Start page to read updated information about limits and requirements for outdoor recreation activities.

Case report update

Public Health is reporting the following case numbers since yesterday:

  • 2,293 people have been tested for a total of 127,616 in King County
  • 58 new cases tested positive for a total of 8,855
  • 11 new hospitalizations for a total of 1,532
  • 2 new deaths for a total of 576