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May 6, 2021

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As you may know, the Governor on Tuesday paused county re-openings for the next two weeks as we have been in a plateau with numbers of new positive cases and hospitalizations.  King County was widely expected to go back to Phase 2 (more on this below), but we may have a reprieve if our case numbers trend downward.  

Another positive story comes from The Washington Post: CDC says coronavirus could be under control this summer in U.S. if people get vaccinated and are careful.

I do want to draw your attention to one article below, which I think contains some crucial information from the CDC.  On its website, the agency itemizes all that is still unknown about COVID-19 and the vaccinations.  It’s a lot, and it is important, as these unknown factors may be driving cases up, despite increasing number of vaccinations. 

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.