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November 12, 2020


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

It’s starting to look like we are facing a “virtual” holiday season.  Health officials in Washington state are urging people to stay home on Thanksgiving and gather virtually instead.  No one likes this, but the virus is spreading extremely rapidly throughout the state, especially in Puget Sound, and, in fact, throughout the entire nation.  See below for some sobering figures.  And The Seattle Times just published this article:  Inslee could announce new COVID-19 restrictions early next week as Washington cases surge.

For some suggestions for alternatives to in-person gatherings – and how to hold safer gatherings if you must – see this page from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).

As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at jeanne.kohl-welles@kingcounty.gov. 

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.