New report from Public Health, WA Notify exposure notifications, Convention Center updates, resources for workers and more

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December 3, 2020

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Public Health—Seattle & King County has come out with a new report on outbreaks and exposure setting that finds that King County’s most commonly reported sources of potential exposure in recent weeks are in households and in community or social gatherings. It continues to be vital that we avoid meeting up with people indoors who are not a part of our household.

Gatherings include get-togethers with family and friends, house or dinner parties, larger celebrations such as weddings, activities at a place of worship, or visiting restaurants and other businesses. This is different from early in the pandemic, when most cases were concentrated in long-term care facilities. (Please see an introduction to the report in Public Health’s blog and a detailed discussion of the report in Public Health’s companion blog)

For many communities of color and for communities in South King County – who have been suffering from higher rates of COVID-19 since last spring – a new report shows additional differences by race and geography. 

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

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.