Cases rise in King County, second boosters recommended for some, yesterday’s Womxn’s History Month panel, County Parks certified “Salmon-Safe,” Metro begins battery-electric bus service, County funding opportunities, annual Blessing of the Fleet this Sunday…

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March 31, 2022

WHM panel

See below for details on our amazing Womxn's History Month panel!

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I have to admit to feeling a slight sense of déjà vu, as COVID cases start increasing in King County and the FDA makes available yet another booster shot for those over 50 or at increased risk. The new BA.2 variant of Omicron is now the most common variant showing up in tests across the country, and it is even more contagious than the original Omicron variant.

However, there are also positive signs, with very high vaccination rates across the County. Many of us (including myself) are continuing to mask up, both to protect ourselves, and in consideration of our more vulnerable neighbors.

I also want to mention the amazing and inspirational discussion we had yesterday at the Council’s Womxn’s History Month event (more on that below). Hearing from these powerful, insightful womxn gives me high hopes for what we can accomplish together in the future.

I’m including more below on the latest COVID news, as well as on Metro’s new battery-electric buses, the latest Council news, County funding opportunities, and an inspirational story about resilience in the face of pandemic challenges.

I’d also like to encourage you to join me this Sunday at Fishermen’s Terminal for the annual Blessing of the Fleet, a moving event that is now in its 94th year.

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.