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February 1, 2021

baby gorilla

Photo: The Woodland Park Zoo. On Friday, January 29th, gorilla Nadiri gave birth to a baby girl! It’s wonderful to receive some joyful news!

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I’ve received some questions about how it is that we’re moving into Phase 2, when these more transmissible variants of COVID-19 are spreading rapidly.  If you look at our most recent numbers, there is currently a downward trend, following the alarming rise in cases we saw around the holidays.  However, as Public Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin has said more than once, “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.”   

I’m keeping up my level of vigilance, as I hope you all are.  As we’ve seen, this is a very clever virus.  We still have a few difficult months to get through, and the more we contain the virus, the fewer opportunities it has to mutate and spread even more quickly.   And, keep in mind that the Governor can move areas back to Phase 1 if need be.

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.