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  • King County Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program- How to Apply I’m a Tenant Opens May 17, 2021 – I’m a Landlord Opens April 28, 2021

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    Contact: TO OUR BIPOC COMMUNITIES, PLEASE CONTINUE TO MASK UP- WASH YOUR HANDS – SOCIAL DISTANCE

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    What We’re Doing?
    With $145 million in funding from the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), this program will help King County residents by:
    Paying past, current, and future rent.
    Targeting resources to people in need.

    ALSO IFORMATION FROM ;
    Dave Upthegrove
    King County Councilmember
    District 5

    COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Open To Everyone 12+

    Dear Neighbor,

    Following federal approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 year old’s, the County will be offering shots for this age group at their sites and working with school districts to schedule vaccination clinics throughout the County.

    To locate a vaccine and schedule an appointment, visit Vaccine Locator. Need help? Call the COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-525-0127, then press #. Language assistance is available.

  • WHAT IS MY SOCIAL RISK OF CATCHING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Self Screening Tool

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    WHAT IS MY SOCIAL RISK OF CATCHING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) is a self-screening tool to help you manage your DAILY social risk of Coronavirus infection.

    FIRST, WITH YOUR FINGER, TAP ON “VISIT WEB SITE”.

    NEXT, create your Identifier by ENTERING THE INITIALS of your FIRST, and MIDDLE, and LAST NAMES and TODAYS DATE (example; jce050121).

    NEXT, ANSWER ALL 3 QUESTIONS IN EACH SECTION.

    NEXT, REVEIW ALL YOUR ANSWERS.

    THEN TAP SUBMIT TO VIEW YOUR SOCIAL RISK OF CATCHING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SNAPSHOT.

    A FEW EXAMPLES OF SOCIAL ACTIVITES
    (PLEASE ADD MORE OF YOUR OWN)
    1. Community Activities, (i.e., No pay. Pay each time. Pay as you go).
    Bars, restaurants, all types of stores, funerals, weddings, library, barbershop, hair salon, nail shops,
    2. Work/School Activities
    Jobs, schools, and campus of learning,
    3. Love Ones Contacts
    Children, Wife, Husband, Domestic Partner….
    4. Spiritual Activities
    * Houses of worship, meetings, visiting.
    5. Original family Contacts
    Mother, Father, Brothers, Sisters, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins
    6. Community Association Activities,(i.e., Pay a membership fee, dues, tithes, offerings).
    Gyms, Social Clubs, and, Memberships,
    7. Friends and Acquaintances Contacts
    8. Entertainment Activities
    With other for fun and enjoyment

    Contact Sisters In Common (at the phone number above), if you would like help answering the section questions to
    WHAT IS MY SOCIAL RISK OF CATCHING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?

  • FREE TRANSPORTATION FOR SENIORS IN KING COUNTY, We are Sound Generations Serving Our Community For Over 50 Years

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    Transportation

    Our free transportation services provide rides to community meal programs, senior centers, and rides to medical appointments. Additionally, neighborhood vans are provided for errands such as grocery shopping, banking, or visiting friends. We understand the impact that access to affordable transportation options has for older adults or persons with limited mobility. We enable individuals to maintain their independence and quality of life.
    Call to schedule a ride in advance. Rides are free, but donations are welcome.
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    Hyde Shuttle

    Connecting Communities Through Transportation
    Transportation is a vital service for older adults that seek to maintain their independence. Hyde Shuttle drivers and volunteer drivers help aging adults get to and from errands, attend activities and medical appointments, and remain connected to their communities. Learn more about Hyde Shuttle and Volunteer Transportation.

    Hyde Shuttles transport older adults (55+) and adults with disabilities of all ages to hot lunches at community partner sites, senior centers, grocery shopping, and other errands within King County, Washington.

    Go to Hyde Shuttle
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    Volunteer Transportation
    Volunteer Transportation helps older adults (60+) get to medical, dental, and other essential healthcare appointments.

  • STARTING APRIL 21,2021-ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS – per approved adult – Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund opens for new applications

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    Hi All,

    The Washington Immigrant Relief Fund has just opened for new applications! Awards are $1000 per approved adult. The application is open until May 21th, but please encourage applicants to submit their application by May 15th, since applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Applicants must demonstrate Washington state residency; be at least 18 years old; have been significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic; be ineligible for federal stimulus payments or unemployment insurance benefits due to their immigration status; and have an income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level.

    The Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund is considered one-time disaster relief assistance. Receiving assistance from this fund should not impact people’s ability to obtain a green card.

    NOTE: Please TAP on “CLICK HERE TO OPEN RELATED DOCUMENT” for more details ON COVID-19 Guidance for Large or Extended Families Living in the Same Household.

    The additional $65 million allocated by the Legislature this year will provide additional relief to support new applicants.

    The fund coincides with other relief commitments by the governor in small business grants and rental assistance.

    Please help share this opportunity out with your Immigrant Family, Friends and Neighbors.

    (Please Tap on “VISIT WEBSITE” to open and start the application).

  • THE 6 PLACES YOU ARE MOST LIKELY TO CATCH CORONAVIRUS

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    Community SDoH Alert! – Please click on link below to hear alert.

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    Places You’re Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus
    1. Bars and restaurants
    2. Gyms and fitness centers
    3. Transportation
    4. Crowded beaches and pools
    5. Sporting events
    6. Indoor social gatherings

    Guidance for Large or Extended Families Living in the Same Household
    Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk
    for severe illness from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

    If your household includes people in these groups, then all family members should act
    as if they, themselves, are at higher risk. This can be difficult if space is limited for large or extended
    families living together. The attached PDF DOCUMENT information may help you protect YOURSELF and OTHERS who are most vulnerable in your household and COMMUNITY.

  • THE 6 PLACES YOU ARE MOST LIKELY TO CATCH CORONAVIRUS

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    Places You’re Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus
    1. Gyms and fitness centers
    2. Transportation
    3. Crowded beaches and pools
    4. Sporting events
    5. Indoor social gatherings
    6. Indoor social gatherings

    Guidance for Large or Extended Families Living in the Same Household
    Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk
    for severe illness from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

    If your household includes people in these groups, then all family members should act
    as if they, themselves, are at higher risk. This can be difficult if space is limited for large or extended
    families living together. The PDF DOCUMENT information may help you protect those who are most vulnerable in your household.

  • EVERYONE OVER 16 YEARS OLD IS ELIGIBLE FOR COVID-19 VACCINE, BUT SUPPLY IS STILL LOW

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    As of April 15, all people in Washington age 16 and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.

    At this time, COVID-19 vaccines are NOT authorized for children YOUNGER than 16 years old.

    To search for open appointments, check How to get vaccinated information below.

    The J&J vaccine has been paused as the CDC reviews reports of a rare, severe type of blood clot in six people who have received the vaccine in the U.S.

    If you have an upcoming J&J vaccine appointment, it may be rescheduled or you may be offered a different vaccine.

    Contact your provider for information. All appointments at Public Health’s Auburn and Kent clinics remain scheduled. Auburn will use Moderna, Kent will use Pfizer.

    If you received the J&J vaccine more than a month ago, any risk is very low. If you received it within the last three weeks your risk of a blood clot is still very low. However, if you develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath, contact your healthcare provider or go to urgent care or an Emergency Room.

    Who is eligible?
    Everyone age 16 years and older is eligible for COVID-19 vaccination as of April 15.

    Vaccination is available for eligible individuals no matter your insurance status, immigration status, citizenship, place of work, place of residence, or your health condition.

    What vaccine options are available for 16– and 17–year–olds?
    The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only vaccine authorized for people under age 18.

    For 16 and 17-year-olds, make sure the location you choose offers the Pfizer vaccine (see below for information on parental consent).

    How do I find an appointment?
    Option 1:  Call your doctor’s office or health care provider to see if they have available vaccination appointments.
    Option 2:  Check with your local pharmacies to see if they have available appointments. Just like getting a flu shot at your local pharmacy, many pharmacy chains – including grocery stores – have COVID-19 vaccine appointments available.
    Option 3:  Use Washington State’s Vaccine Locator – Vaccinate WA: COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
    Option 4:  Visit one of the King County Vaccination Partnership Sites – You can schedule directly at one of these sites. All King County sites are ADA accessible and have language and ASL interpretation available. For the Auburn and Kent sites, registration is prioritized for residents of south King County to ensure equitable access. For more information about these sites, visit kingcounty.gov/vaccine.
    Option 5:  Schedule by phone if you need language interpretation or other assistance. For language interpretation, please say your preferred language when connected:

    Call the Washington State COVID-19 Assistance Hotline: Dial 1-800-525-0127 or 1-888-856-5816, then press #. Available Mondays from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Tuesdays – Sundays and observed state holidays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • KING COUNTY EVICTION PREVENTION and RENTAL ASSISTANCE INTEREST FORM – Please OPEN THE WEBSITE and add your contact information ON THE FORM IF YOU WANT TO BE KEPT UPDATED ABOUT HOW TO GET HELP

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    PLEASE LET YOUR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER KNOW IF YOU NEED HELP FILLING OUT THE FORM.

    King County received $165 million for rental assistance through the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). This funding has strict requirements and guidelines that King County and all partners must follow.

    King County is starting the next round of the Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program (EPRAP). The program helps people experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 at risk of housing instability or homelessness.

    King County will launch another round of rental assistance through the Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program in April. Please add your contact information below to be updated about the EPRAP.

    https://kingcounty.gov/depts/community-human-services/COVID/eviction-prevention-rent-assistance.aspx

  • KING COUNTY EVICTION PREVENTION and RENTAL ASSISTANCE INTEREST FORM – Please OPEN THE WEBSITE and add your contact information ON THE FORM IF YOU WHAT TO BE KEPT UPDATED ABOUT HOW TO GET HELP.

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    PLEASE LET YOUR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER KNOW IF YOU NEED HELP FILLING OUT THE FORM.

    King County received $165 million for rental assistance through the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). This funding has strict requirements and guidelines that King County and all partners must follow.

    King County is starting the next round of the Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program (EPRAP). The program helps people experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 at risk of housing instability or homelessness.

    King County will launch another round of rental assistance through the Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program in April. Please add your contact information below to be updated about the EPRAP.

    https://kingcounty.gov/depts/community-human-services/COVID/eviction-prevention-rent-assistance.aspx

  • STUDY SHOW THAT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) GIVES BRAIN DISEASES and MENTAL DISORDERS TO ONE-THIRD (1/3) OF ALL PEOPLE WHO GET INFECTED WITH THE VIRUS

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    LONDON (Reuters) – One in three COVID-19 survivors in a study of more than 230,000 mostly American patients were diagnosed with a brain or psychiatric disorder within six months, suggesting the pandemic could lead to a wave of mental and neurological problems, scientists said on Tuesday.

    The new findings, published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, analyzed health records of 236,379 COVID-19 patients, mostly from the United States, and found 34% had been diagnosed with neurological or psychiatric illnesses within six months.

    Health experts are increasingly concerned by evidence of higher risks of brain and mental health disorders among COVID-19 survivors. A previous study by the same researchers found last year that 20% of COVID-19 survivors were diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder within three months.

    Post-COVID cases of stroke, dementia and other neurological disorders were rarer, the researchers said, but were still significant, especially in those who had severe COVID-19.

  • IMPORTANT! Supreme Court rules that Police Misconduct MIGHT APPLY when the police shoot at you while you are running away – The Supreme Court rule it is a 4th amendment seizure issue to be resolved at trial.

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    Supreme Court Dips Gingerly Into Roiling Police Misconduct Waters

    The court’s decision came in the case of Roxanne Torres, who sued two New Mexico state police officers for excessive force.

    The case began at dawn on July 15, 2014, when the two state police officers went to an Albuquerque apartment complex to execute an arrest warrant for somebody named Kayenta Jackson. Torres was not the target of the warrant. That, both sides agree on. Beyond that, the facts are in dispute.

    Torres maintains she was sleeping in her car when the two officers tried to open the car door. Although the officers wore tactical vests marked with police identification, Torres says she saw only their guns, and, mistaking them for carjackers, she sped out of the apartment complex amid a hail of gunshots that struck her twice in the back and temporarily paralyzed her left arm.

    Steering with her right arm, she drove to another apartment complex, asked a bystander to report a carjacking, and with her own car now damaged, she then stole a car that was idling nearby and drove 75 miles to Grants, N.M. The hospital there airlifted her back to Albuquerque where she was treated and arrested. She eventually pleaded no contest to three charges — fleeing from a law enforcement officer, assault on a police officer, and unlawfully taking a motor vehicle; Torres was eventually sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.

    Torres then sued the police officers for illegally seizing her in violation of the Constitution. But the lower courts dismissed the case on grounds that police had never touched her. Torres appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, contending that when police shoot and wound a person, that is a seizure regardless of whether the person escapes.

    The Supreme Court agreed. Writing for the court majority, Chief Justice Roberts said that an unconstitutional seizure of a person can “as readily [be] accomplished by a bullet as a finger.” And, he added, “we see no basis for drawing an artificial line between grasping with a hand and other means of applying physical force to effect an arrest.”

    The focus of the Fourth Amendment “is the “privacy and security” of individuals, not the particular manner of arbitrary invasion by government officials, he wrote. Even brief seizures are still seizures, he noted, and in the Torres case, the officers fired to prevent her driving away.

    Roberts added that the court had previously plowed this legal ground in 1991 in a 7-to-2 opinion written by conservative icon, Justice Antonin Scalia.

    The Court made clear that the Fourth Amendment’s protection of our personal security applies whenever police use physical force to restrain a person,” he said.

    Sherrilyn Ifill, president and counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, said she sees the decision as a “very positive reaffirmance of Fourth Amendment Rights.”

    The court’s ruling, however, will establish a line for police officers in the future, noted lawyer Ginger Anders, who filed a brief in the Torres case on behalf of Fourth Amendment scholars.

    The decision resolves a question that has long split the lower courts.

  • GOVERNOR INSLEE DISMISSES WASHINGTON STATE TRAVEL ADVISORY and REPLACE WITH CDC COVID-19 TRAVEL GUIDANCE!

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. — On Friday afternoon, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced that he is rescinding the state’s travel advisory, which he put into place back in November 2020.

    Instead of providing the state with its own travel advisory, Governor Inslee and the state of Washington are expected to follow the travel advisory set in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board a flight to the United States.

    Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.

    Additionally, the following recommendations have been advised by CDC officials:

    If you are eligible, get fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
    Before you travel, get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip.
    Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public.
    Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who did not travel with you.

    Get tested 3-5 days after your trip and stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if your test is negative. If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
    Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements after travel.

  • ‘Long’ Covid-19 symptoms NOW have a medical name; POST-ACUTE SEQUELAE of COVID-19 (aka PASC) and can last up to 9 MONTHS!!

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    Post-Covid clinics come online
    Some large medical centers are now creating post-Covid clinics to help care for patients with persistent symptoms.

    “It’s really, in many ways, forcing us all to get together and to make sure we have open lines of communication to be addressing all of these problems for patients,” Bell said

    Long’ Covid-19 symptoms NOW have a medical name; POST-ACUTE SEQUELAE of COVID-19 (aka PASC) and can last up to 9 MONTHS!!

    Researchers at the University of Washington recently found that 3 of every 10 patients who got infected with the coronavirus, reported symptoms for as long as nine months.

    Dr. Fauci told reporters during a White House news briefing on Covid-19. People reported;
    fatigue.
    shortness of breath,
    sleep disorders and
    other symptoms that lasted for months.

    Symptoms of “long Covid,” which researchers are now calling Post-Acute Sequelae of Covid-19, or PASC, can develop “WELL AFTER” infection, and severity can range from mild to “incapacitating,” he said.

  • “URGENT HELP FOR CAREGIVERS AND PARENTS WITH RESTLESS AND ANXIOUS STUDENTS AT HOME”

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    Selina Jackson, MA, Author of Emotional Competence

    February 27, 2021,10am-12pm

    PROBLEM: Because of the present situation, many parents and students are having emotional and behavioral problems such as: siblings not getting along, kids not doing their homework, kids feeling fearful, upset, restless and anxious about the situation. And this causes parents themselves to feel anxious, frustrated, overwhelmed, and fearful.

    SOLUTION: Fortunately, Selina Jackson, author of Emotional Competence, has the solution available. Please
    plan to attend this session:
    “Urgent Help for Restless and Anxious Students at Home”
    In this program, she will provide tools where you will discover
    how to more deeply understand your child so that you (and it) can be happier.

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  • Seattle’s ‘democracy vouchers’ DOES NOT GIVE VOTERS ANY MONEY. (voters receive $25 vouchers THAT THEY CAN SIGN TO GIVE TAX MONEY TO A CANDIDATE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN

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    Under the program approved at the ballot in 2015 and first used in 2017, the city raises $3 million annually in property taxes. Each election cycle, voters receive four $25 vouchers that they can sign over to candidates who abide by certain rules.

    The city’s program is the first of its kind in the country and has garnered significant attention.

  • COMMUNITY-DRIVEN COVID-19 TESTING & SAFETY INITIATIVE – Guidance for Large or Extended Families Living in the Same Household

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    COVID-19: Quarantine vs. Isolation

    QUARANTINE
    Keeps someone who was in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 away from others.

    If you had close contact with a person who has COVID-19;
    • The best way to protect yourself and others is to stay home for 14 days after your last contact. Check your local health department’s website for information about options in your area to possibly shorten this quarantine period.
    • Check your temperature twice a day and watch for symptoms of COVID-19.
    • If possible, stay away from people who are at higher-risk for getting sick from COVID-19.

    ISOLATION
    Keeps someone who is sick or tested positive for COVID-19 without symptoms away from others, even in their own home.

    If you are sick and think or know you have COVID-19;
    • Stay home until after At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and Symptoms have improved.

    If you tested positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms;
    • Stay home until after 10 days have passed since your positive test.

    If you live with others, stay in a specific “sick room” or area and away from other people or animals, including pets. Use a separate bathroom, if available.

  • Dr. Fauci Says These Are the COVID Symptoms That Don’t Go Away THIS IS WHAT’S HAPPENING TO LONG HAULERS AFTER COVID

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    Dr. Fauci Says These Are the COVID Symptoms That Don’t Go Away

    THIS IS WHAT’S HAPPENING TO LONG HAULERS AFTER COVID.

    By JOHN QUINN
    FEBRUARY 11, 2021
    Dr. Fauci talks about long COVID with Duke Global Health Institute
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    1. Extreme Fatigue
    Fauci listed extreme fatigue as the first of the most common long COVID symptoms. In a survey by Survivor Corps—a Facebook group of COVID-19 survivors—led by Natalie Lambert, MD, associate professor at Indiana University School of Medicine, researchers talked to more than 1,500 long haulers about their symptoms to determine the 98 most common ones. According to their findings, 100 percent of those surveyed reported feeling fatigue. And for more on your long-hauler risk, check out If You’re Lacking This One Thing, You’re at Greater Risk of Long COVID.

    2. Muscle Aches
    Fauci also described muscular aches and pains as a common symptom that can persist, which aligns with what was reported in the Survivor Corps survey. Muscle pain was the second most common effect long haulers reported with nearly 67 percent experiencing the symptom. And for more on where you can expect aches, see why Ellen DeGeneres Says This Is the “One Thing They Don’t Tell You” About COVID.

    3. Sleep Disorder (severe)
    Disrupted sleep is also a common symptom of PACS, Fauci said. According to the Survivor Corp survey, 50 percent of long haulers have trouble getting shut eye. And for more strange and scary ways COVID can affect you, check out The Terrifying Long COVID Symptom Doctors Are Now Warning About.

    4. Body Temperature Dysregulation (Abnormal or Impaired)
    Fauci said that PACS patients were also commonly suffering from issues “where they feel chilly or that they’re not regulating their temperature properly.” While this wasn’t a symptom tracked by the Survivors Corp survey, 29 percent of patients did say they experienced fever or chills long after “recovering” from the virus. And for more COVID news sent right to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

    5. Brain Fog
    The last on Fauci’s list of long COVID symptoms is one of the most troubling and mysterious: brain fog, “which means they have a difficulty in focusing or concentrating,” he explained. Among those long haulers surveyed in the Survivors Corp report, 59 percent said they experienced difficulty concentrating. And for more on factors that affect people with PACS, check out Nearly All COVID Long Haulers Have This in Common, New Study Finds.

    John Quinn is a London-based writer and editor who specializes in lifestyle topics. Read more

  • STUDY: Two masks, with a tight fit reduces COVID-19 spread

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    Two masks, and a GOOD FIT reduces COVID-19 spread, U.S.

    (Reuters) – Making sure a mask fits snugly on the face and use of two masks is likely to significantly reduce a person’s exposure to the coronavirus, laboratory experiments described by U.S. health officials on Wednesday showed.

    The U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January conducted experiments to see how well wearing a cloth mask over a three-ply medical procedure mask, and knotting the ear loops of a surgical mask and then tucking the excess material close to the face, protects against COVID-19.

    They found that both these methods helped reduce the exposure to potentially infected aerosols by more than 90% in laboratory simulations.

    The data also showed that wearing a mask helped reduce exposure to aerosol particles that were the size of droplets that spread COVID-19, when compared to wearing no mask at all.

    The experiments highlight that “masks work, and they work best when they have a good fit and are worn correctly,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told reporters.

    Walesnky added that re-useable devices known as mask-fitters were also an option to improve a mask’s fit.

  • Check out the Washington State Health Department Isolation and Quarantine Calculator TOOL!

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    Check out the Isolation and Quarantine Calculator
    Washington State Department of Health

    Simply visit www.doh.wa.gov/CovidCalculator and follow the instructions based on your particular situation.
    If you…
    • Tested positive for COVID-19 and have symptoms
    • Tested positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms
    • Were exposed to COVID-19 (identified as a close contact)
    • Previously tested positive for COVID-19 and want to know when you could be reinfected
    …then the calculator can pinpoint the dates your isolation or quarantine will end.
    Once you land on the page, simply enter the appropriate dates, and the calculator will show you when you can resume your usual activities. When your time in isolation or quarantine ends, don’t forget to continue protecting others. Even though you may have antibodies in your system, it’s still important to wash your hands, wear your mask, and watch your distance, to prevent spreading the virus to others.
    We hope this tool makes one part of living through COVID-19 a bit easier and less confusing for everyone. The tool is currently available in several languages and more are coming.

  • As the we continue to battle COVID-19 “Look for the WELL Health-Safety Seal” to verify that a building or space has taken the necessary steps to PUT YOUR SAFETY FROM COVID-19 FIRST!!

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    As the world continues to battle COVID-19 and communities strive to get back to business, it is more important than ever to raise confidence in the safety of buildings and shared spaces.

    Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Michael B. Jordan, Robert DeNiro, Venus Williams, Wolfgang Puck, Deepak Chopra and 17th Surgeon General Richard Carmona came together in a new integrated ad campaign to raise awareness about the importance of the WELL Health-Safety Rating, an evidence-based third-party designation to verify that a building or space has taken the necessary steps to prioritize the health and safety of their staff, visitors and other stakeholders.

    As such, the seal is a symbol of trust and confidence that is backed by science, structure and, most importantly, third-party verification. IWBI has seen thousands of buildings enroll in the program since its launch in July 2020.

    “Look for the WELL Health-Safety Seal. The WELL Health-Safety Rating brings together building expertise and nearly a decade of health science to promote indoor safety, creating an efficient and cost-effective opportunity to guide, validate, recognize and scale efforts to manage critical health and safety issues in shared spaces. The WELL Health-Safety Rating examines 22 features across five core areas – Cleaning and Sanitization Procedures, Emergency Preparedness Programs, Health Service Resources, Air and Water Quality Management, and Stakeholder Engagement and Communication – and requires a minimum of 15 criteria be met in order to achieve the rating and be awarded the WELL Health-Safety seal.

    The WELL Health-Safety Seal” Public Awareness Campaign featuring ambassadors, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Michael B. Jordan, Robert DeNiro, Venus Williams, Wolfgang Puck, Deepak Chopra and 17th U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, encourage people to look for buildings and spaces with the WELL Health-Safety seal on their windows or doors to feel more confident in their decision to go inside.

    Directed by Spike Lee, the Star-studded Campaign Will Drive Awareness of Practices to Promote Healthier and Safer Indoor Spaces Through the WELL Health-Safety Rating.

  • PSE ASK DO YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR ENERGY BILL Bill PAYMENT ?

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    PSE HELP
    Maximum Monthly Net Income Limit** Valid 10/1/20—9/30/21

    You may qualify for PSE HELP and LIHEAP programs if your net monthly income does not exceed the limits listed in the PDF table ATTACHED.

    For PSE HELP and LIHEAP contact your local agency to begin the application process or get help with questions.

    Valid 10/1/20—9/30/21

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    *Monthly household income after taxes and other authorized deductions.
    **After taxes and other authorized deductions. Other conditions apply. If your situation is different, please call.

  • QUESTION? IS IT SAFE TO BE AROUND SOMEONE WHO HAVE TAKEN A COVID-19 VACCINE???

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    IT IS STILL NECESSARY TO MASK UP AND KEEP YOUR DISTANCE FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN VACCINATED!!!

    Masks and distancing are still necessary, because the vaccines do not offer 100% protection — and because it’s possible that a person who has been vaccinated can unknowingly spread the virus to others.

    REMEMBER It’s essential to continue following proven public health measures, like universal masking and physical distancing.

    IT IS STILL POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO CATCH THE VIRUS AFTER YOU HAVE RECEIVED BOTH DOSES OF A COVID-19 VACCINE!

    AND, YOU “COULD” STILL PASS THE VIRUS ON TO SOMEONE ELSE!

    ALSO, researchers aren’t yet sure whether the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines protect against asymptomatic infection.

    All of which means that an individual who has received both doses of the vaccine could potentially unknowingly become infected without showing any symptoms. And that person could then pass COVID-19 along to his or her contacts without realizing it — again, despite being vaccinated.

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  • URGENT NOTICE!!! “HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE NEW CORONAVIRUS STRAINS”

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    There are now several troubling “MUTATIONS” of the coronavirus circulating, and a few seem to make the virus more contagious.

    One variant , the United Kingdom strain, is also more likely to make people SICK or to KILL US.

    The CDC believes that strain will become dominant in the U.S. as soon as MARCH 2021.

    William Brangham reports on what experts say about avoiding exposure.

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    Judy Woodruff:

    Given that and the emergence of new, alarming strains of the virus, including one found in South Carolina, public health officials warn it’s crucial that we redouble our protection efforts.

    William Brangham looks at the latest on both fronts.

    William Brangham:

    Judy, there are now several troubling new mutants of the coronavirus circulating today.

    A few of them seem to make the virus more contagious. One of them, known as the U.K. strain, not only is more contagious, but now seems more likely to make people sick or to kill them. The CDC believes that that strain will become dominant in the U.S. by March.

    Given these concerns, we wanted to look at the latest science about how best to protect ourselves.

    The first thing to remember is, these new variants, just like the initial coronavirus they come from, travel through the air. That’s the main way people get sick. Someone who’s infected breathes out the virus and someone who’s healthy breathes it in.

    Dr. Linsey Marr at Virginia Tech studies airborne transmission, and she says that the coronavirus can travel on small airborne droplets or even smaller aerosols.

    DR. LINSEY MARR, Virginia Tech:

    Droplets are large, visible droplets that fly out of our mouths when we’re coughing or talking. Aerosols are really just smaller droplets. They’re microscopic, and we release hundreds of those for every one large droplet that might come out.

    WILLIAM BRANGHAM:

    But according to Erin Bromage, who researches immunology and infectious disease at UMass Dartmouth, not everyone who’s infected spreads the virus the same way or in the same amounts.

    ERIN BROMAGE, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth: We know that some people have a lot more virus, and it’s not just twice the amount. It can be 100-fold or a 1,000-fold more virus, inside their mouth.

    And so those people, with talking, with sing, with shouting, breathing, for that matter, can release 1,000 times more of those viral particles into the air

    William Brangham:

    With these new mutant strains, it’s not totally clear why they’re more contagious, only that they are.

    This only reinforces the need for mask-wearing. Numerous studies have now confirmed that wearing a mask can reduce the risk of transmission. But not all masks are created equally.

    ERIN BROMAGE:

    So, virtually any covering over your face will deal with those large droplets. A handkerchief, a bandana, they all deal with those large droplets in roughly the same way.

    But there is a big difference between the quality of the mask being worn and the ability to both filter the small little aerosols out on the way out and filter them on the way back in.

    William Brangham:

    There’s still a great deal of confusion about what kinds of masks offer the best protection. N95s are considered tops, but since they’re still in short supply, many say they should be left only for front-line health care workers.

    KF-94 masks, like these made in South Korea, are considered a good substitute, and while they can be found online, there are reports of fakes and counterfeits swirling around. So, what’s a consumer to do?

    DR. LINSEY MARR:

    Unfortunately, there aren’t any standards for masks right now. Those are coming, but it’s going to be several months. In the meantime, what we know is that tightly woven cloth works better than loosely knitted cloth. Two layers is better than one. Three layers is even better, as long as it doesn’t inhibit you from breathing easily through the fabric.

    If you really want to upgrade your masks, the thing to do is to look for a mask with a pocket or a middle layer where you can insert a filter. Things like a HEPA filter, a high-efficiency particulate air filter, work very well, block 99 percent of particles.

    The other thing you can do is to use a surgical-type mask which filters really well, but probably doesn’t fit so well, especially around the sides, and to layer a second mask on top of that, like a tight-fitting cloth mask, to help improve the fit and reduce gaps. That way, you get both good filtration and a good fit.

    William Brangham:

    One of the things that seems, I think, so difficult for people is that they go to shop for a mask, and it’s very hard to assess quality or whether or not something that is a surgical mask or claims to be one is, in fact, one.

    ERIN BROMAGE:

    So, we want to look for certification seals if we are actually buying, say, surgical masks, so, the ASTM rating, one, two and three.

    A three is the best that you can get in regards to surgical masks. And then the FDA actually has a Web site that shows true from false. You have fake from real ones.

    William Brangham:

    If masks are the first layer of protection, the second one is distancing. We have heard this mantra for months, avoid crowds as much as possible, and if you’re around others, stay six feet apart. But six feet isn’t some magical number.

    ERIN BROMAGE:

    It really isn’t a magic number. I mean, it’s the closer you are, the more risk that you have.

    You know the analogy, which is not perfect, but it’s a way that you can sort of think about it in your head, is if you’re standing right next to a person smoking a cigarette, you’re going to be inhaling a lot of that. It’s the same with the virus.

    So, six feet is just a good standard. It’s easy for people to visualize six feet. But 10 feet is better, three feet is worse, and it’s not this instant cutoff of distance.

    William Brangham:

    This is why outdoor gatherings are recommended. Infinite amounts of fresh air swirling around will often disperse the virus quickly.

    But those sealed restaurant tents you see everywhere? Not great. They’re technically outside, but airflow is often minimal. Crowded indoor gatherings with people outside your family are by far the riskiest environments. There, if someone is infected, the virus can build up and linger in the air, and keeping your distance is no guarantee of safety.

    DR. LINSEY MARR:

    You also want to pay attention to ventilation.

    But what you can do is just open the door or the windows. Just a few inches or a halfway open door can make a huge difference. And so that’s one way that you can improve the ventilation.

    William Brangham:

    With these new, more contagious variants spreading, public health experts argue, this is the time to redouble these safety measures.

    That also applies to people who’ve been vaccinated, because it’s not clear if the vaccine also prevents people from transmitting the virus. These precautions, they argue, will save lives, avoid more lockdowns, and could get us through the next few months, until more people get vaccinated.

    Oh, and don’t forget to keep washing your hands.

    For the “PBS NewsHour,” I’m William Brangham

  • The idea of antibody treatments to prevent GETTING THE CORONAVIRUS

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    Monoclonal treatment 101

    They work right away, unlike a vaccine that takes a few weeks to kick in.

    However, the treatments are not as simple as swallowing a pill. A nurse wearing full protective gear needs to administer the treatment for about an hour and then monitor the patient for another.

    Monoclonal treatments have a lot of advantages.

    Lifesaving Covid-19 antibody treatments are plentiful, but still sitting on the shelf.

  • URGENT WARNING! CORONAVIRUS “VACINNATED PEOPLE MAY SPREAD THE VIRUS”. Van-Tam

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    WARNING!!

    People who have received a Covid-19 vaccine could still pass the virus on to others…. England’s deputy chief medical officer has warned.

    “Even after you have had both doses of the vaccine you may still give Covid-19 to someone else and the chains of transmission will then continue,” Prof Van-Tam said.

  • IMPORTANT! King County Warns CORONAVIRUS MUTATANT STRAIN Could Stir Coronavirus ‘Volcano’

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    SEATTLE — King County’s health officer is urging a renewed community effort to tamp down coronavirus transmission to help limit the potentially devastating effects of variant strains spreading elsewhere, which appear to be more infectious.

    Dr. Jeff Duchin hosted his weekly coronavirus briefing Friday afternoon, which included some good news on recent declines in case counts, hospitalizations and deaths in the state’s most populous county.

    However, Duchin warned against complacency, as vaccine supply continues to be inadequate and concerns that the variant strain could be detected locally “any day now.”

    “We are used to living with real volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest, and right now we’re also living in the shadow of a COVID-19 volcano,” Duchin said.

    “We need to expect the coronavirus equivalent of a Mount St. Helens-like eruption sometime in the next few months. That’s because a more transmissible strain can cause a viral eruption in infections, hospitalizations and deaths that can overwhelm our hospitals.”

    Despite the looming threat of a more infectious outbreak, Duchin said, it can be defeated using the same proven public health defenses that have been encouraged for months.

    “This virus has been working out; it’s gotten faster and more fit,” Duchin said. “We need to fight smarter and harder to beat it, but we can and must beat it down.”

  • Fact Sheet: President Biden’s New Executive Actions Deliver Economic Relief for American Families and Businesses Amid the COVID-19 Crises

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    Guarantee that No American Has to Choose Between Paying Their Bills and Keeping Themselves and Their Families Safe from COVID-19. In 2019, 43% of American households reported having at least one member with pre-existing conditions, many of whom may have a heightened risk of serious illness or death if they contract COVID. President Biden believes that workers should have the right to safe work environments and that no one should have to choose between their livelihoods and their own or their families’ health. As one of many measures to help keep workers and their families’ safe throughout the pandemic, the President is asking the Department of Labor to consider clarifying that workers have a federally guaranteed right to refuse employment that will jeopardize their health and if they do so, they will still qualify for unemployment insurance.

  • NOW IS THE TIME TO RISE – Comcast Rise RESOURCES & TOOLS TO ELEVATE YOUR BUSINESS

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    Please note that home-based businesses are not eligible for a Tech Makeover. However, home-based businesses are eligible for Consulting, Media, and Creative Production.

    Apply today. The deadline for your small business application is February 7, 2021.

    ELIGIBILITY
    You are eligible to apply for this program if your business:

    Is at least 51% Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned and operated
    Is independently owned and operated
    Is registered to conduct business in the US
    Has been operating for one or more years
    Is located within the Comcast Business or Effective service area footprint

    Additional recipients will be chosen quarterly.

    Comcast RISE, a multi-year commitment to provide marketing, creative, media, and technology services to Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned small businesses.

  • SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION – ANNOUNCEMENT – PPP Re-Opening BEGINNING JANUARY 11, 2021

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    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) re-opened the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions was able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January 11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday, January 13. The PPP will open to all participating lenders shortly thereafter.

  • $500 Grants Available for Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers Living in the City of Seattle

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    The application is available in English, Amharic, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya.

    $500 grants to 200 Family, Friend, and Neighbor caregivers who live within the Seattle city limits.

    These grants will be made to low-income caregivers currently taking care of a child or children for 10 or more hours a week.

    The application is opened Friday, January 15 – ENDS ON Friday, January 29.

    Questions? Please send an email to ffn@childcare.org or call Child Care Resources Provider Line at 1-800-446-1114.

    The application attached here is in PDF format which may be printed, completed, and submitted to ffn@chldcare.org.

  • COVID-19 Testing Locations

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    COVID-19 Testing Locations
    Click your area on the map below to find testing sites near you. You will find community-based sites, local clinics, drive-through sites, your local health department phone number, and additional lists and maps of sites in the area. If you have a health care provider, you can also call them for an appointment. Choose the option that works best for you. For additional questions about testing sites, call 2-1-1. Visit our Testing for COVID-19 page for information about who should be tested, what you should do after you’re tested, and more,

    ADA Accessible sites available in Franklin County (South Central), King County (North Puget Sound), and Thurston County (South Puget Sound).

  • $500 Grants Available TO ONE HUNDRED (100) Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers Living in the City of Seattle

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    With funding from the City of Seattle, Child Care Resources is offering one-time $500 grants to 100 Family, Friend, and Neighbor caregivers who live within the Seattle city limits. These grants will be made to low-income caregivers currently taking care of a child or children for 10 or more hours a week.

    We will contact you through email once the application becomes available in early January 2021. That email will include links to the application as well as information about which caregivers qualify. The application and information will be available in English, Chinese (simplified), Somali, and Spanish.

  • Washington eviction ban extended again through March 2021

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    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has again extended the state’s eviction moratorium, this time through the end of March 2021.

    Inslee said in a news release on Wednesday that the moratorium has been critical for many people as they cope with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

    The moratorium has been in place since March 2020 and was already extended several times. It was scheduled to expire next week. It bans, with limited exceptions, residential evictions, and late fees on unpaid rent. It also requires landlords to offer residents a repayment plan on unpaid rent.
    Inslee said additional details about the latest extension would be provided.

  • Washington state Governor Inslee announces a unemployment – one-time Pandemic Relief Payment to 94,555 people

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced on Sunday that the state will provide unemployment for the nearly 100,000 Washingtonians who will lose their federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits following President Donald Trump’s refusal to sign a federal coronavirus relief package by the Saturday night deadline.

    The $54 million bill, announced by Inslee, will provide a one-time Pandemic Relief Payment to 94,555 people in Washington who have been claiming PUA. The money will be distributed by the Employment Security Department later this week, the governor’s office says.

  • URGENT! Sold Exclusively at Dollar Tree – ADCO Recalls Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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    RECALL – Sure Scents 2-1 Peaceful Stream/Moonlit Waves Candle

    Consumer Contact:
    Dollar Tree at 800-876-8697 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.dollartree.com, then on the bottom of the page, under “Customer Service,” click “Contact Us,” then “Company Questions & Answers,” and click on “Product Recalls” in the left column for more information

    Name of product:
    Sure Scents 2-1 Peaceful Stream/Moonlit Waves Candles
    Hazard:
    The candles’ high flames can ignite the surface of the wax or cause the glass to break, posing fire and burn hazards.

    Remedy:
    Refund
    Recall date:
    December 2, 2020
    Units:
    About 142,740

  • Mental Health African Americans Forum; A DISCUSSION ON MENTAL HEALTH, DISORDERS AND ILLNESSES

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    Saturday, Dec 12 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Sponsored by African American Reach and Teach Health Ministry (AARTH) and NAMI

    Poverty, Historical racism, trauma, oppression and violence
    Institutional, structural and individual racism Stigma.

    Overall, mental health conditions occur among African Americans are about the same or less
    frequency than in White Americans. However, the historical African American experience has and
    continues to be characterized by:

    Processing and dealing with layers of individual trauma on top of new mass traumas from COVID-
    19 (uncertainty, isolation, grief from financial or human losses), police brutality and divisive political
    rhetoric adds compounding layers of complexity for individuals to responsibly manage.
    &
    Mental Health: Common & Complex
    Racial, historical, generational trauma in the Black community
    Hear personal experiences of those among us striving and thriving
    The Systemic impact
    How to address mental health in your community
    Next steps for leaders and community members

  • NOTICE!! New CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Testing Kiosks Open In Central District And Northgate TODAY

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    Today, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the new Curative COVID-19 testing kiosks will have a soft launch Sat., Dec. 5, 2020 from noon to 3 p.m., operating thereafter Mondays through Saturdays.

    The new kiosks allow clients to use an observed and directed self-collected oral fluid swab COVID-19 test. A Curative staff member will be available at each location to walk clients through the quick and painless process. Results will be delivered electronically within 48 hours.

    The first two Kiosks will serve walk-up clients and are located in Northgate at the south end of the Northgate Community Center and in the Central District east of the Garfield Community Center. Clients can register for kiosk testing appointments beginning this evening. This pilot program can easily increase City of Seattle daily testing capacity by more than 1,000 units.

  • INTERCULTURAL CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES would like to invite you to join us for our Fatherhood Group!

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    WHEN:
    DECEMBER 5th, 2020, Saturday via Zoom 10:00a-12:00pm

    Mr. Terry will discuss a range of topics including single parenting, self-care, child development, support within your community and much more.

  • Vegpro International Issues a Recall of Fresh Attitude Baby Spinach Because of Potential Salmonella Health Risk

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    Company Announcement Date:
    November 27, 2020
    FDA Publish Date:
    November 28, 2020
    Product Type:
    Food & Beverages
    Reason for Announcement:
    Salmonella
    Company Name:
    Vegpro International
    Brand Name:
    Fresh Attitude
    Product Description:
    Baby spinach

    Company Announcement
    Vegpro International of Sherrington, QC CAN is recalling Fresh Attitude baby spinach (5oz and 11oz) with Best before dates of Dec 4th (for 11oz) and Dec 4th & 5th (for the 5oz), because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

    These products were produced in Vegpro’s Eastern Canadian plant and have been distributed ONLY in Eastern Canada and in the Northeastern United States (NY,NJ, DE, CT,MD & PA ).

  • NOTICE; Schools and Organizations Providing Meals to Children During Covid-19

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    Child Nutrition Programs; Find a Meal Site Near You

    The need for meals has grown due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Child Nutrition Programs can help provide children with nutritious meals all year long. Please share the OSPI Organizations Providing Meals Map and help others find locations serving meals to children.

  • Receive a $100 gift card * JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL KINSHIP CAREGIVER WORKSHOP on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2020 10:00AM – 12:00PM

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    INTERCULTURAL CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES KINSHIP PROGRAM – WE ARE LOOKING FOR KINSHIP CAREGIVERS IN KING COUNTY!!

    Registration and attendance is required to receive a $100 gift card.
    (* Gift cards are limited to the first 100 Kinship Caregivers who are 55 and older, LIVING IN KING COUNTY).

    This fun and informative workshop is designed to introduce self-care tips for Kinship Caregivers during the pandemic and the holiday season.

    This new program provides support, education and services to KING COUNTY Kinship Caregivers. This project is funded by VSHSL Dept of Community and Human Services.

    NOTE: Kinship Care;
    “Kinship care is a term used in the United States for the RAISING OF CHILDREN by grandparents, other extended family members, and adults with whom they have a close family-like relationship such as godparents and close family friends”.

  • URGENT ALERT!!! $10,000 Small Business Stabilization Fund Application – your business MUST have a valid City of Seattle business license.

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    2020 Small Business Stabilization Fund for Businesses and Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19.

    YOU MUST Complete AND turn in your Small Business Stabilization Fund application by November 30, 2020, 11:59PM.

    The Small Business Stabilization Fund (SBSF) provides $10,000 grants to small businesses and economic opportunity nonprofits throughout Seattle who have been financially impacted by COVID-19.

  • Eviction Resolution Program (ERP) King County Superior Court

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    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    With many landlords and tenants hit hard by impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, King County is expecting to face a large number of eviction cases after state and federal moratoria on evictions are lifted. In hopes of reducing the severity of a wave of evictions in the community, the King County Superior Court has established an Eviction Resolution Program (ERP) that will require problem solving steps in situations involving non-payment of rent so that there will be no need to file an eviction case.

    The goal of the program is to bring all parties together with trained resolution specialists to explore solutions such as available state and local rental assistance, or achievable payment plans that could help tenants retain their housing and divert many situations from the legal eviction process. The program was developed by the state Superior Court Judges’ Association (SCJA) in partnership with the state Office of Civil Legal Aid.

    The objective of the ERP is to:

    Bring all parties to the table with the assistance of qualified and trained Eviction Resolution Specialists;
    Explore the amount of rent arrears, the current and prospective circumstances of the tenant, the availability of rent and other assistance to cure or partially cure the arrearage;
    Discover a range of other terms that might resolve the matter in a way that allows the tenant to retain housing (and avoid the need for filing of an unlawful detainer action)

  • NOTICE TO LANDLORDS AND TENANTS – WASHINGTON COURTS LAUNCH EVICTION RESOLUTION PROGRAM

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    Eviction Resolution Program (ERP) – King County Superior Court

    Right now six counties are participating: King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston and Clark.

    The program serves as mediation between a tenant facing eviction and landlords. It is specific only to non-payment issues because of the pandemic.

    Here’s how it works: Tenants and landlords meet with resolution specialists who can mediate efforts to create repayment plans, resolve disputes and connect with rental assistance programs.

    Landlords are required to participate before they can file rent-related evictions. If a renter chooses not to participate in the program, landlords can proceed with rent-related evictions.

  • CORONAVIRUS DEATHS AGAIN REACHING 2000 PEOPLE KILLED IN THE UNITED STATES EACH DAY!

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    U.S. Returns to Daily Coronavirus Death Toll of Over 2,000 Lives PER DAY!

    A widely cited coronavirus model increased its death toll estimate to reflect that the U.S. could see nearly 471,000 deaths by the start of March 2021.

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  • COMING SOON!! CORONAVIRUS , (COVID-19), STIPEND FOR WORKERS TO ISOLATE and QUARANTINE

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    COMING SOON !! King County’s Stipend for Workers to Isolate and Quarantine (SWIQ) program WILL PROVIDE direct cash stipends to help eligible workers and their families with expenses when they can’t work during isolation and quarantine. The program WILL provide eligible workers with a one-time stipend to cover some expenses for 2-3-week isolation and quarantine periods.
    This program WILL go through December 30, 2020 or until the $3 million in funding is all given out.

  • IN SPAIN, STUDY FOUND THAT 78% in the case of living with a dog, and by 94% in that of supermarket home delivery, (of those analyzed) increased their risk of contracting THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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    A study carried out by researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) and the Andalusian School of Public Health has analyzed the main risk factors in the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during the national lockdown in Spain, between March and May 2020.

    The study, published in the journal Environmental Research, has revealed that living with a dog and buying basic products in the supermarket with home delivery were two of the socio-demographic variables (of those analyzed) that most increased the risk of contracting COVID-19 during the period under study—by 78% in the case of living with a dog, and by 94% in that of supermarket home delivery.

  • IMPORTANT! LOW COST WAY TO HEALTHY INDOOR AIR -Box Fan Filter Kits

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    A LOW-COST WAY TO CLEAN INSIDE AIR AND IMPROVE HEALTH.

    Operating with a clean filter, helps you have a clean air in one room.

    Can filter out small particles common in;
    Wildfire or wood smoke
    Viruses
    Mold
    Dust released by common household activities

  • Governor Inslee orders sweeping restrictions on indoor gatherings, restaurants, bars, gyms as COVID-19 cases surge in Washington state

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    “Today, Sunday, November 15, 2020, is the most dangerous public health day in the last 100 years of our state’s history,” Inslee said in prepared remarks. “A pandemic is raging in our state. Left unchecked, it will assuredly result in grossly overburdened hospitals and morgues; and keep people from obtaining routine but necessary medical treatment for non-COVID conditions.”

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE !!! DOCTORS and NURSES VOTE TO STRIKE at 20 MULTICARE INDIGO URGENT CARE CLINICS

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    According to the union, physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants will strike on Nov. 23 and 24.

    “The recent outbreak of COVID-19 within MultiCare’s hospital system should have been a wake-up call, but it was not,” said Bussey. “So, out of concern for patients, doctors will strike and we are calling upon the public to stand with healthcare providers who are working the frontlines of a pandemic.

    “For too long these providers have been subjected to irresponsible and unsafe policies including working 12+ hour shifts, sometimes seeing over 70 patients in one day without breaks. Not only has MultiCare put patients at risk through these assembly line conditions, but since the COVID-19 outbreak, MultiCare refuses to allow providers to wear N95 masks, even if they purchase our own,” said Dr. Stuart Bussey, president of UAPD and former urgent care physician. “MultiCare again refused the providers N95s just before the strike announcement last night. These practices are not only exhausting for providers, but more importantly, they are extremely risky for our patients who deserve the best possible care. It is no exaggeration to state this is a matter of life and death.

  • CORONVIRUS QUESTIONS ABOUT: Open Windows In Winter, Holding Your Breath, Sprayed Masks?

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    Does holding your breath while walking by an unmasked (or masked) person help reduce the odds of transmission?

    But what if an unmasked person passes by? And stops to ask you a question?

    What if that person is infected and expelling viral particles? Would holding your breath prevent you from inhaling any potentially infectious bits?

    Chances are — sorry to report — probably not to a great extent.

    Advani recommends carrying a mask with you to pop on in case a situation like this occurs.

  • URGENT UPDATE – NEW CASE OF MEASLES IN KING COUNTY, (Sea-Tac Airport), NOTICE; “During our COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important we don’t lose important community protections against other serious infections”.

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    Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating a new confirmed measles case in a child, with possible exposures ON 11/5/2020 10:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Sea-Tac Airport, North Satellite (Gate N-11) to Baggage Claim (Carousel 13)

    Transmission of measles can occur before people know they have the disease, before any rash appears. Before the measles diagnosis was made.

    WHAT TO DO IF YOU WERE IN A LOCATION OF POTENTIAL MEASLES EXPOSURE.

    Most people in our area have immunity to the measles through vaccination, so the risk to the general public is low. However, anyone who was in the locations of potential exposure to measles, (CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE), around the time the child was there should:

    Find out if you have been vaccinated for measles or have had measles previously. Make sure you are up-to-date with the recommended number of measles (MMR) vaccinations.
    Call a healthcare provider promptly if you develop an illness with fever or illness with an unexplained rash. To avoid possibly spreading measles to others, do not go to a clinic or hospital without calling first to tell them you want to be evaluated for measles.

    Vaccination or medication can be given after exposure in some cases to prevent illness – check with your healthcare provider. This is especially important for people at high risk for measles complications.

  • WASHINGTON STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS ISSUE DIRE WARNING TO CHANGE BEHAVIORS AS CORONAVIRUS CASES INCREASE.

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    State and county health officials held an “urgent” COVID-19 response briefing Tuesday to discuss the accelerated COVID-19 transmission rates occurring across Washington state.

    The news release for the briefing said “time is running out to reverse course and flatten the curve.” Both the state and individual counties have been reporting record high case numbers over the past few weeks, reaching or topping numbers seen early in the pandemic. King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties have all reported record highs and only expect their numbers to keep rising

  • As CORONAVIRUS cases rise, “South King County hospitals ‘already near 100% capacity’, Auburn ER doctor Stephen Anderson.

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    According to Auburn ER doctor Stephen Anderson “Hospitals in South King County where I work are already functioning near 100% capacity on a daily basis.

    Washington state health officials continue to express concerns over a sizable uptick in new COVID cases. That’s especially prominent in South King County among communities of color.

    In the midst of that, local hospitals are already feeling the strain, according to Auburn ER doctor Stephen Anderson.

    “This disease is racist,” he said. “It’s not genetic, but there’s a horrifying disparity between racial demographics, mostly due to longstanding variations in policies and economics. That’s driven by a variety of socioeconomic factors, including the fact that people of color “live in closer proximity,” they often have jobs in the service industry that don’t provide the ability to work from home, and they have “decreased access to health care” to go along with several risk factors like chronic lung conditions, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.

  • URGENT NOTICE!!! MULTICARE AUBURN MEDICAL CENTER REPORTS CORONAVIRUS, (COVID-19), CASES AMONG THE STAFF and PATIENTS.

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    202 N. DIVISION St
    Auburn, Washington 98001

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    MultiCare on Tuesday evening announced that a patient in the unit of the fourth floor at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center tested positive for COVID-19 late last week.

    The hospital has since tested 40 patients in the unit and found eight additional positive cases. The health system said it had also identified 212 staff members who’d been in the unit 14 days before the first positive case and is in the process of testing those individuals.

    Five employees so far have tested positive. “We acted swiftly to isolate the suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients, creating a specific COVID unit for the patients. Sadly, one of the affected patients died today,” the health care system said in a statement sent to The News Tribune.

    MultiCare said it has temporarily paused discharges from the unit as well as new admissions to the unit, also temporarily.

    “Appropriate environmental cleaning was performed on the impacted unit,” according to the statement.

    It added that all affected workers and patients had been notified and that it was working with public health officials to identify the source of the spread.

    “MultiCare is following all public health recommendations and has the PPE we need for our employees to continue to safely care for all of our patients at Auburn Medical Center and throughout our health system,” it added.

  • AN UPDATE FROM HEALTH OFFICER DR. JEFF DUCHIN : VIDEO: AS COVID-19 CASES SPIKE IN KING COUNTY

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    In recent days, King County has seen the highest COVID-19 case counts we’ve experienced to date. In light of these increases, we’re sharing Dr. Jeff Duchin’s November 6th, 2020, press briefing where he discusses the rising numbers and what we need to do to turn around this outbreak. View the update NOW!!!!!

  • URGENT CORONAVIRUS RESEARCH UPDATE – STUDY OF PEOPLE IN THE USA, 20 PERCENT DEVELOPED A “MENTAL ILLNESS WITHIN 90 DAYS” AFTER GETTING THE VIRUS!! (STUDY OF MORE THAN 62,000 PEOPLE WHO GOT AND SURVIVED THE CORONAVIRUS).

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    One in five COVID-19 patients develop mental illness within 90 days – study

    The study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, analyzed electronic health records of 69 million people in the United States, including more than 62,000 cases of COVID-19.

    The study also found that people with a pre-existing mental illness were 65% more likely to be diagnosed with ( CORONAVIRUS) COVID-19 than those without a pre-existing mental problem.

  • RECALL!! POSSIBLE CANCER CAUSING INGREDIENTS IN THE DIABETES DRUG METFORMIN

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    METFORMIN – More than 175 different drug combinations have been recalled since late May.

    Kansas City-based Nostrum Laboratories has issued a voluntary recall of two lots of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg. The addition of Nostrum’s pills come as 76 more lots were flagged in October for a possible cancer-causing ingredient.

    The recall of extended-release metformin continues as two more lots of the diabetes drug have been added to the recall list.

    The FDA announced the previous recall, involving Marksans Pharma Limited and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries products, on Oct. 5. It involves the 500mg and 700mg tablets.

  • WHAT ARE THE 7 DEADLY DISEASES THAT STRIKE BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA MORE THAT WHITE PEOPLE IN AMERICA??

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    Why 7 Deadly Diseases Strike Blacks Most, © 2005 WebMD, Inc. All rights reserved

    Health care disparities heighten disease differences between African-Americans and white Americans.

    Several deadly diseases strike black Americans harder and more often than they do white Americans.
    Why?
    “Genes definitely play a role. So does the environment in which people live, socioeconomic status — and, yes, racism,” says Clyde W. Yancy, MD, associate dean of clinical affairs and medical director for heart failure/transplantation at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

    Some numbers
    • Diabetes is 60% more common in black Americans than in white Americans. Blacks are up to 2.5 times more likely to suffer a limb amputation and up to 5.6 times more likely to suffer kidney disease than other people with diabetes.
    • African-Americans are three times more likely to die of asthma than white Americans.
    • Deaths from lung scarring — sarcoidosis — are 16 times more common among blacks than among whites. The disease recently (2004) killed former NFL star Reggie White at age 43.
    • Despite lower tobacco exposure, black men are 50% more likely than white men to get lung cancer.
    • Strokes kill 4 times more 35- to 54-year-old black Americans than white Americans. Blacks have nearly twice the first-time stroke risk of whites.
    • Blacks develop high blood pressure earlier in life — and with much higher blood pressure levels — than whites. Nearly 42% of black men and more than 45% of black women aged 20 and older have high blood pressure.
    • Cancer treatment is equally successful for all races. Yet black men have a 40% higher cancer death rate than white men. African-American women have a 20% higher cancer death rate than white women.

  • WARNING: Multistate Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Deli Meats!!!! Listeria can be particularly dangerous for pregnant women. Infection during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery or life threatening infection of the newborn.

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    The investigation into the outbreak is ongoing.

    “Symptoms of infection usually begin one to four weeks after eating contaminated food and can include fever, muscle aches, headache, confusion and loss of balance”.

    “Those who are at high risk for infection to avoid eating deli meat”.

    “Advises storing the meat in the refrigerator, away from other food and keeping surrounding surfaces clean”.

  • FAMILY and FRIENDS and NEIGHBORS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED – We have now corrected that error so please know that if YOU have submitted an application, we have YOUR information and YOU do not need to submit a new application.

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    Greetings FROM CHILD CARE RESOURCES KING COUNTY
    (formal message)
    For those FFN caregivers who already applied this weekend, there was an error on the application that displayed a message that the caregiver was denied. We have now corrected that error so please let your caregivers know that if they submitted in an application that we have their information and that they do not need to submit a new application. Thank you so much!

    $ 1,000 Grants Available for Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers in King County

  • CRUISE SHIPS – No Sail Order and Suspension of Further Embarkation and Other Measures Related to Operations

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    Statement of Intent
    This Order shall be interpreted and implemented in a manner as to achieve the following paramount objectives:

    Preserving human life;
    Preserving the health and safety of cruise ship crew members, port personnel, and communities;
    Preventing the further introduction, transmission, and spread of COVID-19 into and throughout the United States;
    Preserving the public health and other critical resources of Federal, State, and local governments;
    Preserving hospital, healthcare, and emergency response resources within the United States; and
    Maintaining the safety of shipping and harbor conditions.

  • DO YOU WATCH the CHILDREN of YOUR FAMILY, or FRIENDS, or NEIGHBORS in King County?? $1,000 Grants Available for Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers in King County

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    Contact: King County, Child Care Resources
    Phone:
    (800) 446-1114

    FFN Team Child Care Resources 1225 S Weller St #300 Seattle, WA 98144
    (206) 329-1011 ext 264
    Seattle, Washington 98144

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    With funding from King County, Child Care Resources is offering one-time $1,000 grants to 75 Family, Friend, and Neighbor caregivers who live in King County. These grants will be made to low-income caregivers currently taking care of a child or children for 10 or more hours a week.

    The application is open Saturday, October 24 – Sunday, November 8.
    The application is available in English, Somali, and Spanish.
    Questions? Please send and email to ffn@childcare.org or call Child Care Resources Provider Line at 1-800-446-1114

  • The Community Small Business Resiliency Grant Program – Successful grant applicants will be eligible for up to $10,000.

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    To support small businesses during the COVID19 pandemic, the Washington State Department of Commerce has developed The Community Small Business Resiliency Grant Program.

    Commerce’s intent is to award each eligible applicant the maximum award available up to $10,000, based on the number of applications. HOWEVER, if the award per applicant would be less than $4,000 based on volume of eligible applicants, the applications will be reviewed and scored to determine award.

    The Community Small Business Resiliency Grant Program is available to eligible* small businesses licensed in Washington State. Businesses must have been in operation since March 1, 2019 and have no more than 20 employees. Grant funds can be used to cover working capital shortfalls due to COVID-19 hardship.*

    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    ** Businesses that meet ONE or MORE of the following criteria ARE NOT ELIGIBLE:
    Established after Mar. 1, 2019.
    Had more than 20 payroll employees as of Mar. 1, 2020.
    Did not experience a financial loss due to the COVID-19 crisis.
    Does not have a valid/current Washington State business license.
    Has outstanding compliance or regulatory issues as of Mar. 1st, 2020 with state and federal agencies.
    Has been disbarred by the federal government.
    Is a licensed marijuana/cannabis operation in Washington State.
    Is a K-12 school, college or university, library, non-profit organization, or government entity/agency.
    Is actively pursuing a bankruptcy declaration.
    Has received more than $5,000 from the Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant.
    Has received funding for the same expenses and not “double-dipping” for claimed expenses (not using other funding received from local, state or federal sources to cover the same expenses)

  • WASHINGTON STATE COVID-19 IMMIGRANT RELIEF FUND COVID-19 financial relief — BY and FOR IMMIGRANTS

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    Contact: This fund is run by immigrant organizations who WILL NOT SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH THE GOVERNMENT
    Phone: (844) 724-3737

    If you don’t want to complete the application online, you can print the application and mail to;
    P.O. Box #84327
    Seattle, Washington 98124

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    WHAT IS THE WASHINGTON STATE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) IMMIGRANT RELIEF FUND? As immigrants, we’ve made Washington STATE our home. If you’re an immigrant experiencing hard times because of COVID-19, AND you ARE NOT eligible for federal financial relief OR unemployment insurance, THIS FUND IS FOR YOU!!

    Apply for the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund and receive a $1,000 one-time direct payment (up to $3,000 per household).

    If you need help, call 1-844-724-3737 (Mon-Fri, 9AM-9PM).

    Remember, there is no cost to apply. If someone asks you to pay something, it is a scam! Report it to relief@immigrantreliefwa.org

    After you apply, please make sure to check your email inbox or the junk email folder for your confirmation. You will also get a text message confirmation the day you submit your application. You may log back in and check the status to see if your application is being reviewed and if you are awarded the funding. Please only submit your application one time.

    Who can apply
    To apply for the fund you must:

    Live in Washington State
    Be at least 18 years old
    Have been significantly affected by the pandemic (such as losing work, being infected by the virus, or caring for a family member who was infected)
    Not be eligible to receive federal stimulus dollars or unemployment insurance money due to immigration status.

  • SEATTLE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) DISASTER RELEIF FUNDS FOR IMMIGRANTS -“APPLY IF YOU QUALIFY”!!

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    Applicants must live in or attend school in or work within the Seattle city boundaries.

    The Fund provides a one-time direct cash payment of $1,000 for qualifying adults and up to $3,000 for families with children.

    The application period is open for three weeks, BEGIN Thursday, October 15, 2020, 9:00 p.m. to November 5, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

    IF members of, “OUR”, your community or organization need assistance applying, 20 community partners are available to help applicants over the phone in 41 languages! You can find their contact information here.(206) 727-8515.

    The Seattle COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund for Immigrants is $7,940,000 of funding for direct cash assistance to Seattle’s most vulnerable low-income immigrant residents and their households. This program prioritizes applicants who were ineligible for federal CARES Act Economic Impact Payments (also known as a “coronavirus stimulus check”) and state unemployment insurance based on their immigration.

  • WARNING – SMALL GATHERINGS CAUSING NEW COVID-19 INFECTIONS

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    URGENT – “But what we’re seeing as the increasing threat right now is actually acquisition of infection through small household gatherings,” Redfield said. ” we think it’s really important to stress the vigilance of these continued mitigation steps in the household setting.”

  • BALLOT TITLE FOR REFERENDUM NO. 88 Concise Description: Initiative 1000 would allow the state to remedy discrimination for certain groups and to implement affirmative action, without the use of quotas or preferential treatment (as defined), in public education, employment, and contracting.

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    Contact: Statement of the Subject: The legislature passed Initiative Measure No. 1000 concerning affirmative action and remedying discrimination, and voters have filed a sufficient referendum petition on this act

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    Ballot Measure Summary
    Initiative 1000 would allow the state to remedy documented or proven discrimination against,
    or underrepresentation of, certain disadvantaged groups. It would allow the state to implement
    affirmative action in public education, employment, and contracting if the action does not use
    quotas or preferential treatment. It would define affirmative action and preferential treatment. It
    would establish a Governor’s commission on diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure state
    agency compliance, comment on legislation, and publish annual reports.

  • SHOULD THIS MEASURE BE APPROVED ___OR REJECTED ____ ?

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    Ballot Title

    The legislature passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5395 concerning comprehensive sexual health education.

    This bill would require school districts to adopt or develop, consistent with state standards, comprehensive age-appropriate sexual health education, as defined, for all students, and excuse students if their parents request.

    Should this measure be: ___Approved ___Rejected

  • COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT – Diabetes drug Metformin recalled due to high levels of cancer-causing agent.

    Contact: Diabetes drug Metformin recalled due to high levels of cancer-causing agent.

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    Marksans Pharma Limited Issues Expansion of Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg & 750mg, Due to the Detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)
    Summary
    Company Announcement Date:
    October 02, 2020
    FDA Publish Date:
    October 05, 2020
    Product Type:
    Drugs
    Reason for Announcement:
    Due to the Detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity
    Company Name:
    Marksans Pharma Limited
    Brand Name:
    Time-Cap Labs Inc.
    Product Description:
    Metformin Hydrochloride for Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg and 700 mg

    Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products and vegetables. Marksans Pharma Limited has not received any reports of adverse events that have been related to this recall.

  • WASHINGTON GOVERNOR STOP MOST EVICTIONS THROUGH DECEMBER 31st, 2020

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    Contact: Washington eviction moratorium extended through Dec. 31st, 2020

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    Washington eviction moratorium extended through Dec. 31st, 2020

    A Washington eviction moratorium that started in March was scheduled to expire next week. It’s been extended again through the end of the year. The moratorium in place since March, and extended a few times since then, was scheduled to expire next week.

    It prohibits, with limited exceptions, residential evictions and late fees on unpaid rent. It also requires landlords to offer residents a repayment plan on unpaid rent.

    PLUS 15 MILLION TO HELP SMALL BUSINESS!!

  • AIRBORNE TRANSMISSION!!!! COVID-19 IS SPREADING IN THE AIR WE ALL BREATH

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    (Reuters) – COVID-19 can sometimes be spread by airborne transmission.

    Some infections can be spread by exposure to virus in small droplets and particles, or aerosols, that can linger in the air for MINUTES TO HOURS

  • Country Fresh Expands Voluntary Recall

    Contact: USA FOOD and DRUG ADMINISTRATION

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    Summary Company Announcement Date: October 03, 2020
    FDA Publish Date: October 03, 2020
    Product Type: Food & Beverages
    Reason for Announcement:
    Contaminated with LISTERIA monocytogenes (IS A SERIOUS INFECTION GERM THAT CAN MAKE YOU SICK OR KILL YOU)
    Company Name:
    Country Fresh
    Brand Name:
    Walmart
    Product Description:
    Cut or sliced apples, grapes, mangoes, pineapples, and cantaloupe

  • IMPORTANT NEWS FOR TEENAGE GIRLS AND WOMEN HPV vaccine protects against cancer, large study finds

    Contact: Study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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    The risk of developing cervical cancer was reduced by 88 percent in women who had been vaccinated before age 17, and by 53 percent in those vaccinated between ages 17 and 30, according to the study of nearly 1.7 million girls and women.

    A large Swedish study found the HPV vaccine substantially reduces a woman’s risk of developing cervical cancer, especially in women who were immunized at a younger age.

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE ALERT Metro will suspend fare enforcement through the end of 2020. Fare enforcement officers will continue to provide a broad range of customer services, including answering questions related to using transit and navigating new safety innovations. Metro is working with King County, the King County Sheriff’s Office, cities, and community stakeholders on alternatives to fare enforcement in the future

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    IMPORTANT On Thursday, October 1, Metro will resume collecting fares for all transit services: buses, Access paratransit, Seattle Streetcar (First Hill and South Lake Union), Vanpool, Via to Transit and other flexible services, and water taxi (Vashon Island and West Seattle). Fare collection is already taking place on Sound Transit Express bus and Sound Transit light rail.

  • COMMUNITY RESOURCE EVENT!! BY THE CENTER FOR MULTICULTURAL HEALTH and EMERALD CITY COMMUNITY SDA CHURCH

    Covid 19 Related Resource

    Contact: Janelle Okorogu MPH Health Equity Program Director
    Phone: (206) 461-6910

    801 25th AVE
    Seattle, Washington 98122

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    The Center for MultiCultural Health and Emerald City Community SDA Church are partnering to host a community resource event on Tuesday October 6th from 10:00am-12:30pm.

    All resources are FREE!
    Please share the attached flyer with your community network and don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
    801 25th Ave, Seattle WA 98122
    206-461-6910 Ext. 209

  • URGENT NOTICE: THE CORONA VIRUS IS “AIRBORNE” FINALLY THE TRUTH!! The coronavirus IS spreading through the AIR

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    Contact: MASK UP (WHEN OUTSIDE) – WASH YOUR HANDS – SOCIAL DISTANCE -SANITIZE

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    “The coronavirus can commonly spread “through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols (AIR),” which are produced even when a person breathes”.

    “Airborne viruses, including COVID-19, are among the most contagious and easily spread,”

    MASK UP (WHEN OUTSIDE) – WASH YOUR HANDS – SOCIAL DISTANCE -SANITIZE

  • Trump administration chief doctor ADMITS that masks are better at stopping corona virus than a vaccine

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    IMPORTANT STATEMENT;
    “ THIS FACE MASK IS MORE GUARANTEED TO PROTECT ME AGAINST COVID THAN WHEN I TAKE A COVID VACCINE”!!!
    note; “A mask could act as a kind of exposure therapy, prepping the body to fight the coronavirus without actually sickening the subject (person)”.

  • Trump Administration Chief Says Masks Work Better Than A Vaccine

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    A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine suggested that, “Since masks can filter out some virus-containing droplets,” but not all viral particles,

    a mask could act as a kind of exposure therapy, prepping the body to fight the corona-virus without actually sickening the subject (PERSON).

  • URGENT NOTICE – WILD FIRE SMOKE AND FACE MASKS FACT SHEET

    CLICK HERE TO OPEN RELATED DOCUMENT

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    Wildfire Smoke INCREASE RISK OF CORONA-VIRUS INFECTION AND LUNG DAMAGE!!!

    Wildfire smoke can irritate your lungs, cause inflammation, affect your immune system, and make you more prone to lung infections, including the CORONA-VIRUS

    Will a face mask protect me from wildfire smoke AND the Corona-Virus?

    Respirator masks labeled N95 (KN95 WORKS THE SAME WAY) provide some protection –
    They filter‐out fine particles but not hazardous gases(such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde,
    and acrolein). AS YOUR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER FOR HELP TO MASK – UP!!!

  • AMAZON!! DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN USE YOUR FOOD STAMP CARD (SNAP) to pay for eligible groceries?? It includes free DELIVERY and access to Amazon Fresh!!

    Covid 19 Related Resource

    Contact: Free shipping on orders over $35 in Amazon Pantry

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    Qualify for 15% discount on select products when you add your EBT or Medicaid card.

    Shop select brands and select the coupon on eligible products to claim your discount
    Only food items are eligible for payment with SNAP EBT. Discounts available through September 30, 2020. Terms and conditions apply

  • IMPORTANT – PEACHES RECALLED NATIONWIDE – 101 SICKENED, 17 HOSPITALIZED ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

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    If you bought peaches at any of the country’s largest supermarkets this summer—including Target, Walmart, and Kroger—YOU ARE RECOMMENDED TO TOSS THEM OUT!!

    Federal agencies on Monday expanded a nationwide recall of peaches linked to the country’s largest stone fruit company, Prima Wawona, due to potential contamination with Salmonella Enteritidis.

  • THE BELLEVUE LIBRARY, KENT LIBRARY, and VALLEY VIEW LIBRARY, IN SEATAC – CLOSE DUE TO SUSPECTED CORONA-VIRUS INFECTIONS

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    According to officials, all services have been contactless and items that were returned have been quarantined for 72 hours.

    Curbside pickup appointments are canceled and people are being asked to reschedule their times for Aug. 25 or a later date.

  • FOOD SAFETY ALERT -OUTBREAK OF SALMONELLA INFECTIONS LINK TO ONIONS !!!

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    Do not eat, serve, or sell recalled onions or foods made with recalled onions. Recalled onion types include red, white, yellow, and sweet yellow varieties.

    Foods made with recalled onions such as cheese dips or spreads, salsas, and chicken salads have also been recalled. Foods were sold at multiple grocery store chains. CLICK ON WEBSITE TO VIEW the list of recalled onions and foods.
    Check your home for recalled onions and recalled foods.

    Wash and sanitize any surfaces that may have come in contact with onions or their packaging, such as countertops, storage bins, refrigerator drawers, knives, and cutting boards.

    When you order food from a restaurant or shop for food, check with the restaurant or grocery store to make sure they are not serving or selling recalled onions from Thomson International, Inc. or other companies, or any foods prepared with recalled onions, including foods such as salads, sandwiches, tacos, salsas, and dips.
    SYMPTOMS OF SALMONELLA INFECTION
    Stomach pain.
    Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 6 hours to 6 days after being exposed to the bacteria.
    The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.
    In some people, the illness may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other places in the body.
    Children younger than 5 years, adults 65 years and older, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

  • BLACK COMMUNITIES CORONA-VIRUS INFECTION RATE 3 TIMES HIGHER and DEATH RATES 6 TIMES HIGHER THAT WHITE COMMUNITIES

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    DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL OUR CHILD’S DOCTOR!!!
    No worry is too small to reach out to your child’s doctor (pediatrician), experts say. Parents (the child’s caregivers) are best at knowing SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THE CHILD ( because they know how the child typically behaves.)
    “It may be something that you cannot communicate but something’s bothering you.” ‘If you’re nervous, ‘ I AM NERVOUS TOO. That’s just the way things are right now.’ THE ONLY CALL THAT IS WRONG, IS THE CALL YOU DID NOT MAKE WHEN WE THINK OUR CHILDREN ARE SICK.
    How to recognize Covid-19 symptoms in children, based on pediatricians’ advice. No parent wants to take the CHANCE that their child might be the exception to the rule. There has already been a 90% increase in the number of Covid-19 cases among children across the US in just the last four weeks. What are the symptoms?
    Symptoms of Covid-19 are the same in children as they are in adults and more.
    “If you look at the long list of potential symptoms — congestion, cough, fever, loss of sense of smell — they can all happen in both adults and children,” O’Leary said.
    Other key signs include any difficulty in breathing; a rash, especially one that is quickly spreading; a lack of energy; and problems keeping a child awake, “It’s very important to let the doctor know immediately if you can’t really get them up, if they’re falling asleep all the time and just exhausted, if they’re not drinking, not eating, — the activities of daily living, or that unexplained BAD BELLY ACHE .

  • “If you haven’t already, it’s time to start figuring out what normal looks like for your business moving forward”. Bill Gates says in The USA, “it’s pretty clear, life is never going to get back to what we all thought was normal.”

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    Gates says that the first vaccines available will likely be a stopgap, providing only short-term immunity. in 2021, a number of other vaccines are very likely to get approved.

    Bill Gates is a Microsoft Corp. co-founder and billionaire philanthropist. He has become, for better and worse, a central character in the story of Covid-19. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged more than $350 million to fight the disease, including funds for vaccine manufacturing efforts.

    Gates has been vilified by anti-vaxxers and other conspiracy theorists who claim he seeded the virus for his own nefarious purposes.

  • FREE FOOD BOXES to be distributed Aug. 14-15 in Kent

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    Contact: FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY EVENT AT SHOWARE CENTER PARKING LOT IN DOWNTOWN KENT

    625 W JAMES St, KENT WA 98032
    This will be a pickup without having to leave your vehicle.
    ,

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    Free food boxes will be given away on Friday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 15 at the access to ShoWare Center back parking lot, 625 W. James St.

    Boxes weigh over 25 pounds and contain an assortment of fresh food such as oranges, kale, apples, lettuce, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, nectarines and cucumbers.

    AUGUST 14th, 2020 10am to 1pm
    Seniors and health-compromised are eligible for the Aug. 14 giveaway that runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    AUGUST 15th, 2020 9am to 12pm
    The general public can show up for the Aug. 15 event from 9 a.m. to noon.

    Hosted by Kent Community Partners, it is an all volunteer event with help from nonprofits and faith groups in the Kent area and in cooperation with Cascadia Produce, Mosby Farms, the city of Kent and Kent Community Foundation.

  • $100 MILLION DOLLARS RENTAL ASSISTANCE

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    Contact: WHERE CAN I GET THE INFORMATION TO APPLY FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE???- NOW!!!!

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    The Washington State Department of Commerce (DOC) is distributing approximately $100 million in state Corona-virus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to operate a new rent assistance program launched August 1. The DOC will disperse the funding through its existing network of homeless services grantees and organizations serving homeless youth.

    The program will:
    Focus on preventing evictions by paying up to three months of past due, current, and future rent to landlords for eligible participants.
    Address some of the need resulting from the corona-virus pandemic.
    Hopes to reduce some of the stress both renters and landlords are facing now and in the future.
    Rent assistance is limited to three months and the program ends December 31, 2020.

    Funding is expected to begin making its way into communities late this week. Complete program information is located on the

    ABOUT THE HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY (HCA)
    The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is committed to whole-person care, integrating physical health and behavioral health services for better results and healthier residents.

    HCA purchases health care for more than 2.5 million Washington residents through Apple Health (Medicaid), the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program, the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program, and the COFA Islander Health Care Program. As the largest health care purchaser in the state, we lead the effort to transform health care, helping ensure Washington residents have access to better health and better care at a lower cost.

  • METHANOL CAN KILL YOU!! – FDA’s list of hand sanitizers to avoid grows AGAIN with more than 100 identified that may contain methanol

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    Contact: Methanol is a TOXIC SUBSTANCE when absorbed through skin or ingested.

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    “DO-NOT-USE LIST ” Dangerous hand sanitizer products” now includes 101 varieties of hand sanitizer that should be avoided – some that have already been recalled and other products being recommended for recalls – as they may contain methanol, a potentially fatal ingredient.

  • GOVERNOR Inslee STOP EVICTIONS UNTIL OCTOBER 15, 2020

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    PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR EXTENDING AND AMENDING PROCLAMATIONS 20-05 AND 20-19, et seq. 20-19.3 Evictions and Related Housing Practices.

    WHEREAS, on February 29, 2020, I issued Proclamation 20-05, proclaiming a State of
    Emergency for all counties throughout the state of Washington as a result of the corona-virus
    disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States and confirmed person-to-person spread
    of COVID-19.

    WHEREAS, the inability to pay rent by these members of our workforce increases the
    likelihood of eviction from their homes, increasing the life, health and safety risks to a
    significant percentage of our people from the COVID-19 pandemic; and
    WHEREAS, tenants, residents, and renters who are not materially affected by COVID-19
    should and must continue to pay rent, to avoid unnecessary and avoidable economic hardship to
    landlords, property owners, and property managers who are economically impacted by the
    COVID-19 pandemic.

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jay Inslee, Governor of the state of Washington, as a result of the
    above-noted situation, do hereby proclaim that a State of Emergency continues to exist in all counties of Washington State, that Proclamation 20-05 and all amendments thereto remain in effect, and that Proclamations 20-05 and 20-19, et seq., are amended to TEMPORARILY PROHIBIT RESIDENTIAL EVICTIONS AND TEMPORARILY IMPOSE OTHER RELATED PROHIBITIONS STATEWIDE UNTIL 11:59 pm,ON OCTOBER 15, 2020 AS PROVIDED HEREIN.

  • If you needed another reason to avoid corona-virus AT ALL COST!!!! , here is one!!

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    Contact: This study proves there are far more consequences of catching corona-virus than just dying of it.

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    Study shows, EVEN MILD corona-virus infection can cause lasting cardiovascular damage.

    The study published Monday in The Journal American Medical Association- Cardiology, (JAMA), details the results of cardiac MRI exams of 100 RECOVERED CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS. Twenty-eight (28) of them required oxygen supplementation while fighting the virus, while just two (2) were on ventilators. SEVENTY-EIGHT (78) of them still had cardiovascular abnormalities after recovery, with SIXTY (60) of them showing “ongoing myocardial inflammation,” the study shows. These conditions appeared to be independent of case severity and pre-existing conditions, though JAMA researchers note these findings need a larger study.

  • WARNING!!, WARNING!! – AVOID NEARLY 90 HAND SANITIZERS – DO NOT USE certain hand sanitizers that may contain methanol or wood alcohol, a toxic substance when absorbed through skin or ingested

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    Remain vigilant!!! Especially BE concerned with:
    The dangers of drinking any hand sanitizer under any conditions. While hand sanitizers with possible methanol contamination are more life-threatening than those that are not contaminated, FDA urges consumers not to drink any of these products.
    Certain hand sanitizers that may not contain a sufficient amount of ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol.
    Hand sanitizers that are sold or offered for sale with false and misleading, unproven claims that they can prevent the spread of viruses such as COVID-19, including claims that they can provide prolonged protection (e.g., for up to 24-hours).
    Products that are fraudulently marketed as “FDA-approved” since there are no hand sanitizers approved by FDA.
    Products packaged to appear as drinks, candy or liquor bottles, as well as products marketed as drinks or cocktails because their appearance could result in accidental ingestion or encourage ingestion. Children are particularly at risk with these products since ingesting only a small amount of hand sanitizer may be lethal in a young child.
    Products labeled with harmful or poisonous ingredients, such as methanol.

  • KING COUNTY RESIDENTS – FREE FACE MASK!!! When: TODAY – Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 1-5 p.m.

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    Contact: Face MASK coverings, purchased by King County, will be the first public distribution hosted by King County.

    Where: Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center
    650 SW Campus Dr
    Federal Way, Washington 98023

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    THIS DRIVE-THRU distribution event will be held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center and is open ONLY to King County residents.

    LIMIT :Each resident can receive two reusable cloth masks, and each vehicle can obtain masks for up to six household members, or 12 masks per vehicle.

  • U.S. companies fear workplace corona-virus precautions do not address airborne risk

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    “They are doing due diligence around how are you going to reduce the transmission of the virus in light of the proposed aerosol nature of COVID-19,” Mills said.

  • URGENT!!! Governor Inslee visit South King County leaders to discuss THE ALARMING INCREASE IN CORONA-VIRUS INFECTION RATES IN SOUTH KING COUNTY

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    Contact: MASK UP- WASH YOUR HANDS – SOCIAL DISTANCE -SANITIZE

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    6 OF THE 10 WASHINGTON STATE CITIES WITH THE LARGEST BLACK POPULATION ARE IN SOUTH KING COUNTY.
    South King County cities are seeing a spike in YOUNG PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE. Public health officials said there is a rise in Corona-Virus infections across all age groups.
    The governor said each person has the means to make a difference today. “The most powerful weapon to save businesses is to WEAR A MASK”.

  • WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REPORT CORONA-VIRUS on a path to ‘runaway growth’ in Washington State

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    WORLDWIDE Single-day infections topped 250,000 PEOPLE PER DAY.
    The United States, Brazil, South Africa, and India reported the biggest increases.
    The number of global Corona-virus deaths is approaching 600,000 PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

  • WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REPORT CORONA-VIRUS on a path to ‘runaway growth’ in Washington state

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    Contact: MASK UP – WASH YOUR HANDS – SOCIAL DISTANCE -SANITIZE

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    WORLDWIDE Single-day infections topped 250,0000 PEOPLE PER DAY.
    The United States, Brazil, South Africa and India reported the biggest increases.
    The number of global Corona-virus deaths is approaching 600,000 PEOPLE WORLDWIDE.

  • URGENT UPDATE!!! THE CORONA-VIRUS AFFECTS THE ENTIRE BODY. The Corona-virus damages not only the lungs, but the kidneys, liver, heart, brain, nervous system, skin and gastrointestinal tract, doctors said, Friday July 10, 2020, in a review of reports about Covid-19 patients.

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    Contact: MASK UP-SOCIAL DISTANCE – SANITIZE

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    The comprehensive picture shows the Corona-virus attacks virtually every major system in the human body, directly damaging organs and causing the blood to clot, the heart to lose its healthy rhythm, the kidneys to shed blood and protein and the skin to erupt in rashes. It causes headaches, dizziness, muscle aches, stomach pain and other symptoms along with classic respiratory symptoms like coughing and fever.

  • WARNING!!! The World Health Organization has expanded its coronavirus guidance to include airborne transmission, in which the virus could be spread through tiny droplets that linger in the air.

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    “There have been reported outbreaks of COVID-19 in some closed settings, such as restaurants, nightclubs, places of worship or places of work where people may be shouting, talking, or singing,” the WHO said in its updated review of the evidence. “In these outbreaks, aerosol transmission, particularly in these indoor locations where there are crowded and inadequately ventilated spaces where infected persons spend long periods of time with others, cannot be ruled out.”

  • The Center for MultiCultural Health and Emerald City SDA Church will host a Food Distribution Drive

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    Friday July 10th 2020

    10am-12:00 noon

    Emerald City SDA Church

    801 25th ave. Seattle 98122

    ** Flyer is attached*
    The drive is thru Food Distribution

  • NAACP and Public Health Seattle King County are hosting a free Mental Health Day this Saturday, July 11th for communities impacted by COVID-19 and police violence. This is a resource for the Black community in King County

    Covid 19 Related Resource

    Contact: Sue Wyder, King County Mental Health First Aid Coordinator

    Email: swyder@valleycities.org

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    In Person Info:
    What: FREE COVID-19 testing available onsite.
    When: July 11, 2020 from 2 PM to 5 PM
    Where: Emerald City Community Seventh Day Adventist Church, 801 25th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
    ALSO
    If you live in King County and are interested in attending a Mental Health First Aid training course, please email Sue Wyder, King County Mental Health First Aid Coordinator at swyder@valleycities.org.

  • Washington State COVID-19 Statewide Face Covering Requirements-Violations- Customer complaints about businesses could carry a penalty of nearly $10,000 or more.

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    Customers who are concerned that a business is not adequately enforcing the face mask order or
    other Safe Start requirements can submit an anonymous complaint. The link to the complaint form
    is available on the Safe Start page of coronavirus.wa.gov.

    Individuals not following the Department Of Health Order on face coverings may be subject to a misdemeanor charge with a fine of up to $100 and/or up to 90 days in county jail per RCW 43.70.130(7), RCW 70.05.120(4), and WAC 246-100-070(3).

  • CORONA-VIRUS CASES; BLACK RESIDENTS 2 TIMES THE RATE OF WHITE CASES

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    “Everybody in there was African-American,” she said. “Everybody was.”

    Corona-virus cases per 10,000 people; White people 23 Black people 62 Latino people 73
    Experts point to circumstances that have made Black and Latino people more likely than white people to be exposed to the virus: Many of them have front-line jobs that keep them from working at home; rely on public transportation; or live in cramped apartments or multi-generational homes.

  • HOW OFTEN YOU SHOULD WASH YOUR CLOTH MASKS BETWEEN WEARING IT

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    If you wear a cloth mask frequently, it’s best to wash it every time you wear it. Use detergent in the hottest water the fabric can withstand. This is not the time to think about brightening the colors. “Heat will definitely kill this germ,” Pettis says. For that reason, experts also advise tumbling the masks in the dryer on the hottest setting the material will tolerate.
    Dr. Daniel Griffin, a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases and an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University, tells NPR that you should think of face masks like underwear, and that face masks should be washed after each time you wear it.
    “You don’t take this dirty mask off, put it in your purse and then stick it back on your face,” Griffin tells NPR. “It’s something that once you put on, is potentially either touching your coughs, sneezes or the spray of your speech or protecting you from the coughs, spray, speech of other people. And now it’s dirty. It needs to basically be either discarded or washed.” When it comes to cleaning, it’s important to know that there are differences in cleaning terms. Here’s the difference between sanitizing and disinfecting.
    What’s the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting?
    If you’ve been using these terms without knowing their meaning, you’re not alone. According to the CDC, cleaning “removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects.” The CDC states that sanitizing “lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection.” Lastly, the CDC says disinfecting “works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.” Basically, cleaning removes germs, sanitizing lowers the number of germs, and disinfecting kills germs. Looking for a place to clean?

  • TRAINING – WEAR YOUR MASK TO PROTECT OTHERS TRAIN YOUR BREATHING TO PROTECT YOURSELF

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    Here’s how to calm your breathing:
    Take 5 quality breaths before you put your mask on.
    Take 5 quality breaths when you put your mask on.
    Take 5 quality breaths when you take your mask off.

    A “quality breath” is:
    A four-second nasal inhale
    A six-second exhale through your mouth
    A two-second pause

  • Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

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    Most children who are sick with COVID-19 will have mild cases. However, some children and youth may develop a rare complication that can impact young people who have had COVID-19. It is called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). Children/youth who develop this will need to be hospitalized for treatment. Not all children who develop MIS-C will have had symptoms of COVID-19, and some may have had symptoms weeks earlier.

    This information is also available in Amharic, Chinese-Traditional, Hindi, Khmer, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese

  • Medical companies warn PPE, critical equipment situation ‘not sustainable,

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  • WARNING!!! USA Medical Companies SAY WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF CRITICAL PERSONAL PROTECTION SUPPLIES (MASK, CLEANING SUPPLIES TO STOP THE VIRUS INFECTION), AND CRITICAL EQUIPMENT – situation ‘not sustainable!!!!

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  • What Doctors Are Learning From Autopsy Findings of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Patients

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    Once the SARS-CoV-2 virus is deeply embedded in the body, it begins to cause more severe disease. This is where the direct attack on other organs that have ACE2 receptors can occur, including heart muscle, kidneys, blood vessels, liver, and the brain. Early findings, including those from multiple autopsy and biopsy reports, show that viral particles can be found not only in the nasal passages and throat, but also in tears, stool, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and heart. One case report found evidence of viral particles in the CSF, meaning the fluid around the brain. That patient had meningitis.

  • Child Care Health Consultation Live Call on 7-1-2020

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    Contact: Enrica, Leslie, and Anna

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    Hi Everyone,
    We are helping to spread the word about an important phone call that will be taking place on Wednesday, July 1st 2020. If you can please share the information with child care providers and caregivers so that they learn about this opportunity that would be greatly appreciated.
    Kind regards, Hello Child Care Provider and Child Care Community Member:
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclfuirqDwvHtIuV3lBh0II_-7A5u8MCxYU

  • Supreme Court Rules Religious Schools Should Get State Grants Given To Other Private Schools

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    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled TODAY that states CANNOT exclude religious schools from tuition grants that support other private schools. The Supreme Court justices, Ruled that denying State funds – grants to students in RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS amounts to unconstitutional discrimination against religions. This decision FORBIDS ALL STATES FROM DENYING tax money to support religious schools. THIS RULING INCLUDES Christians, Muslims, and Jewish schools, and their affiliates.

  • Supreme Court Rules Religious Schools Should Get State Grants Given To Other Private Schools

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    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled TODAY that states CANNOT exclude religious schools from tuition grants that support other private schools. The Supreme Court justices, Ruled that denying State funds – grants to students in RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS amounts to unconstitutional discrimination against religions. This decision FORBIDS ALL STATES FROM DENYING tax money to support religious schools. THIS RULING INCLUDES Christians, Muslims, and Jewish schools, and their affiliates.

  • Pandemic EBT- Emergency School Meals:

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    Contact: DSHS Customer Service Contact Center — Language translation available
    Phone: (877) 501-2233

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    Families may be eligible to get help with food benefits through the Pandemic EBT Emergency School Meals Program (P-EBT). P-EBT is for all students regardless of citizenship or immigration status. The only requirement is a child must be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.

  • CORONA-VIRUS IS NOT only a respiratory virus. Turns out, it goes after the pancreas. It goes after the heart. It goes after the liver, the brain, the kidney and other organs.

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  • URGENT FDA WARNING DO NOT USE 9 brands of hand sanitizer may be toxic – CBS News

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  • Older Black COVID-19 patients 4 times more likely to get sick enough to need the hospital – Highlighted In New Medicare Claims Data : Shots – Health News : NPR

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  • COVID-19: Inslee announces mandatory face mask rule for Washington state

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  • DL Hughley Hospitalized after passing out on stage – This is how he found out that he has Corona virus

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  • Health Care Authority (HCA) Coming soon! A support program called Washington Listens

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    Contact: Matthew Gower or Amanda Lewis

    Email: Matthew.Gower2@hca.wa.gov

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    Coming soon! A support program called Washington Listens

    We are reissuing this announcement as we recognize the importance of language, and want to refer to WA Listens as a support program for our state and not crisis services.

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state is starting up Washington Listens. Washington Listens will provide non-clinical support to people experiencing elevated stress due to COVID-19.

    Anyone in the state can call Washington Listens. The person calling will speak to a support specialist and receive information and connection to community resources in their area. The program is anonymous and no identifying information is maintained.

    When a caller reaches out to Washington Listens, their call is routed to a live person for assistance. People who staff Washington Listens will receive basic training needed to provide support to individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The following is a list of providers and tribes who are partnering to provide support to individuals statewide.

    Crisis Connections
    Community Integrated Health Services (CIHS) American Indian Community Center (AICC) Swinomish Tribe
    Colville Tribe
    Frontier Behavioral Health (FBH) Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare (OBHC)

    To learn more

    Read the Washington Listens f act sheet
    Or contact M atthew.Gower2@hca.wa.gov or A manda.lewis@hca.wa.gov

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  • Mask Directive – Somali

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    Somali Translation

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    Starting on May 18, 2020, King County residents are directed to wear face coverings in most public settings. Wear a face covering when you are at any indoor or outdoor public space where you may be within 6 feet of someone who does not live with you.

    Everyone is strongly urged to wear face coverings in places such as:

    Stores that sell food and beverages (including: grocery stores, pharmacies, corner stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, farmers’ markets, food banks, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, big box stores that sell groceries, and similar places that sell food).

    Retail stores (including: convenience stores, pet supply stores, auto supplies and repair shops, hardware and home improvement stores, garden stores that sell supplies for growing food, office supply stores, and home appliance stores)

  • Mask Directive – Arabic

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    Starting on May 18, 2020, King County residents are directed to wear face coverings in most public settings. Wear a face covering when you are at any indoor or outdoor public space where you may be within 6 feet of someone who does not live with you.

    Everyone is strongly urged to wear face coverings in places such as:

    Stores that sell food and beverages (including: grocery stores, pharmacies, corner stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, farmers’ markets, food banks, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, big box stores that sell groceries, and similar places that sell food).

    Retail stores (including: convenience stores, pet supply stores, auto supplies and repair shops, hardware and home improvement stores, garden stores that sell supplies for growing food, office supply stores, and home appliance stores)

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    COVID-19 travels in respiratory droplets produced when we cough, sneeze, talk, or sing whether we have symptoms or not. It is possible to get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes. And although COVID-19 does not spread easily this way, you can prevent it by washing your hands before you touch your face.

  • Mask Directive – Oromo

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    Starting on May 18, 2020, King County residents are directed to wear face coverings in most public settings. Wear a face covering when you are at any indoor or outdoor public space where you may be within 6 feet of someone who does not live with you.

    Everyone is strongly urged to wear face coverings in places such as:

    Stores that sell food and beverages (including: grocery stores, pharmacies, corner stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, farmers’ markets, food banks, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, big box stores that sell groceries, and similar places that sell food).

    Retail stores (including: convenience stores, pet supply stores, auto supplies and repair shops, hardware and home improvement stores, garden stores that sell supplies for growing food, office supply stores, and home appliance stores)

  • Mask Directive – Tigrinya

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    Tigrinya Translation

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    Starting on May 18, 2020, King County residents are directed to wear face coverings in most public settings. Wear a face covering when you are at any indoor or outdoor public space where you may be within 6 feet of someone who does not live with you.

    Everyone is strongly urged to wear face coverings in places such as:

    Stores that sell food and beverages (including: grocery stores, pharmacies, corner stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, farmers’ markets, food banks, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, big box stores that sell groceries, and similar places that sell food).

    Retail stores (including: convenience stores, pet supply stores, auto supplies and repair shops, hardware and home improvement stores, garden stores that sell supplies for growing food, office supply stores, and home appliance stores)

  • Mask Directive – Amharic

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    Amharic Translation

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    Starting on May 18, 2020, King County residents are directed to wear face coverings in most public settings. Wear a face covering when you are at any indoor or outdoor public space where you may be within 6 feet of someone who does not live with you.

    Everyone is strongly urged to wear face coverings in places such as:

    Stores that sell food and beverages (including: grocery stores, pharmacies, corner stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, farmers’ markets, food banks, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, big box stores that sell groceries, and similar places that sell food).

    Retail stores (including: convenience stores, pet supply stores, auto supplies and repair shops, hardware and home improvement stores, garden stores that sell supplies for growing food, office supply stores, and home appliance stores)

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    Tigrinya Translation

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    In public health, contact tracing is the process of identification of persons who may have come into contact with an infected person (“contacts”) and subsequent collection of further information about these contacts. By tracing the contacts of infected individuals, testing them for infection, treating the infected and tracing their contacts in turn, public health aims to reduce infections in the population.

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  • Mask Directive – English

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    Narration

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    Starting on May 18, 2020, King County residents are directed to wear face coverings in most public settings. Wear a face covering when you are at any indoor or outdoor public space where you may be within 6 feet of someone who does not live with you.

    Everyone is strongly urged to wear face coverings in places such as:

    Stores that sell food and beverages (including: grocery stores, pharmacies, corner stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, farmers’ markets, food banks, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, big box stores that sell groceries, and similar places that sell food).

    Retail stores (including: convenience stores, pet supply stores, auto supplies and repair shops, hardware and home improvement stores, garden stores that sell supplies for growing food, office supply stores, and home appliance stores)

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