Omicron surging, getting insurance to cover at-home tests, pandemic timeline, booster shots, MLK holiday celebrations, Executive’s emergency declaration, coping with flooding, impact of COVID on working women...

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January 10, 2022

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,  

The Council is back to a full schedule starting this week, with details below on the upcoming Council and Committee meetings happening this week. Also, following the work of the County’s districting commission last fall, the new County Council districts are now in effect. To view the final maps as adopted, see this page. My Council District 4 had to shed the most number of residents so the district has shrunk in geographical borders.

Also included below is the latest news on the Omicron surge, information on getting your at-home COVID test paid by insurance and the latest on booster shots and quarantine guidance. I’m also including information on Executive Constantine’s emergency declaration, how best to deal with flooding, upcoming celebrations of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, and much more.

As we start the new year, I thought you may be interested in reviewing a timeline of some of the County’s major responses since the COVID-19 pandemic began.  

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.