Employee News - July 7, 2020

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Wear your mask and keep your distance! We need you to fight the surge of COVID-19 in King County 

Since May 7, the greater Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network — or SCAN — has been asking volunteers to fill out a survey about their mask and physical distancing habits. 

Through June 30, SCAN survey respondents have reported increased rates of mask usage across all age groups. However, as the percentage of people who say they always wear face masks has gone up, the percentage who say they always try to stay six feet away from people who do not live with them has gone down.  

This is particularly evident among those between the ages of 20 and 59. Approximately half of these survey participants report that they always both use a face mask and adhere to physical distancing recommendations. One in seven in this group said they only sometimes or never do either. This mirrors the shift of the epidemic into younger people over timeRead more.  


Guidance for Workforce, Operations, and Customer Service Recovery  

These unprecedented times have challenged us in ways we never imagined. Throughout, you have demonstrated unfailing commitment to our community and personal and professional resilience in the face of massive change. You have proven time and again your expertise and dedication to public service, inspiring the country to follow your lead and inspiring me daily with your efforts.  

We have a True North guiding vision to make King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. Our value of Racial Justice is foundational and will guide us in all that we do. We are the sole provider of many services that are the bedrock of a healthy community. The restoration of services that had to be modified or curtailed during the emergency is a milestone in our recovery and a mark of the return of stability to our community. Read more.

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Volunteer to be a Ballot Drop Box Closer for August 4  

Looking for some Election Day excitement? Meet your neighbors and continue your commitment to public service by volunteering as a drop box closer. Drop box closers are the friendly face the public sees on Election Day, ensuring that every vote is counted, and every voice is heard.  

WhoYou and your co-workers  

What: Closing ballot drop boxes across King County  

When: Election Night – August 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  

Where: A drop box location near you  

Most voters wait until Election Day to return their ballots and drop boxes are often busiest in the last few hours of voting.  We need your help to provide customer service and assistance to voters using this last opportunity to return their ballots. Sign up and join us for a fun and fulfilling experience helping your neighbors experience the excitement and community of casting their ballots. Read more.  


Tech Tip: New Microsoft Teams training webinars, multiple dates 

Does this sound familiar?  “Teams does so much. But what exactly is applicable to me and my work?” or  “I have so many tools already! Teams feels overwhelming!” or “I’ve got the basics-how I can I go to the next level with my Teams skills?” 

We’ve got you! KCIT Training is offering a series of free webinars all about Microsoft Teams. We think Teams has a lot to offer, and we want to make it work for YOU! Select the free King County webinar that best fits your interests or skill level or attend them all. 

  • Webinars are available multiple dates from Monday, July 13 through Wednesday, Sept. 9. Register here. 


Pet of the Week: Newman 

Hi! My name is Newman and I am available for adoption. I am an affectionate lovebug who likes to get attention on my own terms. I can get overstimulated with petting, so please move carefully with me and keep an eye out for signs that I might need a break. My caregivers have noticed that I seem to not do well with other cats. I would do best as the only cat in my new home, or would need a slow introduction. My personality color is RED. I am a spirited cat with a fun-loving personality! I may be sensitive to handling, so I would do best in a home with a cat savvy family who knows when to give me some space. 

Read more and view all available pets at www.kingcounty.gov/adoptapet. Have you or someone you know adopted a pet from RASKC? Let us know. We’d love to tell your story. 

Featured Job: Assistant Personal Health Services Supervisors (A-PHSS) for the Isolation and Quarantine facilities 

Salary: $41.91 - $54.69 Hourly 

Location: Seattle, WA 

Job Type: Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT) 

Department: DPH - Public Health 

Job Number: 2020AC11808 

Division: Community Health Services 

Closing: 7/14/2020 11:59 PM Pacific 

Learn more about this position or view all available positions. 

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