Fake vaccine cards, “vaccine passports,” one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, 7th COVID budget action tomorrow, housing and homelessness, duck parade...

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May 24, 2021

screenshot from huff post

Screenshot from The Huffington Post

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Having recently taken my first airplane trip in well over a year, I can attest to the fact that I am starting to remember how life felt before the pandemic so dramatically upended our lives. 

However, this is a tricky transition, as have been our adjustments to the changing circumstances of the pandemic all along.  Each transition brings new questions and challenges and, for way too many, heartbreaks.  Included below is some information on one of the latest challenges -- how to prove you’ve been vaccinated, and how schools, businesses and others can and should handle mask-wearing requirements given the fact that it is difficult to provide definitive proof of vaccination.

This article in The Huffington Post illustrates some of the potential problems we face as we head into the next phase of this pandemic: Google searches for fake vaccine cards spike after CDC changed mask-wearing recommendations for fully-vaccinated people

See below for more on the question of “vaccine passports” and proof-of-vaccination requirements.  Also included below is more on COVID and children, mask guidance, and other pandemic-related information.  We also take a look at where things stand in our society and our discussions on racial equity and law enforcement on this one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. 

I am also including information on the Council’s action tomorrow on our 7th Covid budget and some of the latest news on housing, homelessness and where to find help avoiding an eviction.

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.