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December 21, 2020


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As I’ve mentioned before, by far the safest way to celebrate the holidays is to stay home with your immediate family.  My family and I are planning a virtual Christmas celebration, which is difficult, given the fact that we are used to large holiday gatherings with children, grandchildren and family friends.  But according to Dr. Fauci, Christmas 2020 is not the time for “business as usual.”  As a reminder, most indoor gatherings with people outside your household are prohibited until January 4th (unless testing and quarantining procedures are followed – see link) under the latest guidelines from the Governor.  See the articles below for more information.

- COVID-19 safety during the holidaysUW Environmental Health and Safety News

- Safer gatheringsWashington State Department of Health (DOH)

- Ventilation in buildingsCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), updated today, December 21

For the next two weeks, we will be sending out this e-newsletter on Mondays only.  We’ll resume the Monday and Thursday schedule after the new year.

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.