January 6th Insurrection anniversary, at-home testing, Omicron-neutralizing antibodies, anti-trafficking initiative, election department updates, child care funding...

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January 6, 2021

Three - five year olds learning new skills at the Kraken facility. See story below.

Three - five year olds learning new skills at the Kraken facility. See story below.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,  

It’s hard to remember how it felt one year ago today when many of us watched in disbelief as the nation’s capitol was taken over in an effort to overturn the election. The images of confederate flags in the U.S. capitol building, weapons, and lawmakers rushing to safety will stay with me for the rest of my life. Not to mention the heroic actions on the part of capitol police who faced violent attacks, racial slurs and more.

You may be interested in reading the flag directive and statement from Governor Inslee today regarding the events of last January 6, as well as a link to a video from President Biden’s and Vice President Harris' statements this morning.  

In other news, I am including information below that may answer many of your questions about using the at-home COVID tests: How to report results, how to care for yourself and others if your test is positive, when and when not to use the tests, etc.

Council resumes a full workload next week. I’ll include full details on next week’s meetings in the Monday e-newsletter.

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.