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December 7, 2020

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Colder weather is starting to set in and our natural response is to hunker down indoors with family and friends or to go someplace warm.  Unfortunately, the rapid spread of the virus requires us to act against our instincts in order to protect ourselves and others (and to minimize pressure on the health care system).

We are fortunate in one very important way -- it looks as though safe and highly effective vaccines are almost ready for widespread distribution.  However, we are facing an enormous challenge in getting through these next cold winter months.  We are already seeing huge surges in positive cases and hospitalizations throughout the nation and state, including in King County.

It’s difficult to imagine our winter holiday celebrations taking place virtually.  But, in fact, staying home with your immediate family is by far the safest thing to do.  My family and I are planning a virtual Christmas celebration, and I urge you to consider doing the same thing. 

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.