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November 15, 2021

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,  

As we approach the holiday season and colder weather, you may be wondering how doctors and other medical professionals are planning to handle the holidays. Check out this article from Stat News: What would the public health experts do? STAT asked 28 about their holiday plans amid COVID-19.

Here in Washington, we hit a significant milestone last week, when the state Department of Health administered 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine across the state.  With so many people fully vaccinated (and many having received their booster shots), my hope is that we may all be able to have a fairly normal holiday season.

I also wanted to remind everyone that with winds increasing in our area, we must all think ahead and prepare for potential power outages as well as falling branches and trees. As you know, winds can bring down power lines, and it is critically important to never approach or touch a downed power line. For more power outage safety tips in multiple languages see this King County webpage

You may be aware that President Biden signed the infrastructure bill today. Our state, county and city – and our entire region – stand to benefit from the availability of increased funding for critical projects.    

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.