New Pandemic Response Plans Coming to King County

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Your Update on What's Happening at the King County Council  

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As summer kicks into full gear and we all spend more time outside our homes, I am sad to report that King County’s COVID-19 case numbers are on the rise, approaching the peak levels we saw in late March and early April. Please keep up your efforts to slow the spread of the virus by following social distancing guidelines, including staying six feet apart, wearing masks in public areas, and staying home if you are sick.

At the state level, there is a new mask mandate in effect. Governor Inslee is now requiring businesses to ensure their customers are wearing face coverings. Remember, there’s still an exception for those who are unable to wear a mask due including people with disabilities, people with certain health conditions and children under the age of 2. Find more information at the Washington State coronavirus website.

The fight against COVID-19 is not yet over, and a second wave would have devastating effects on our region’s health and livelihoods. I hope you will keep this in mind as you enjoy the warm summer days with your friends and family in the coming weeks. We must all do our part. 


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Reagan Dunn
Vice Chair
Metropolitan King County Council 

Dunn’s Legislation Tasks King County with Creating New Pandemic Response Plans

This week, the Council unanimously approved legislation I sponsored that directs King County to create a new county-wide pandemic response plan to guide the County’s response to any future viral outbreaks.

I hope King County will never see another pandemic, but we should absolutely be prepared for one. By working now to preserve the lessons of our COVID-19 response, we’re ensuring that we are poised to fight any viral outbreaks in the future and get our County back on its feet as soon as possible.