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King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer
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Dear Friends:

Below is today’s update which includes King County Metro’s reduced schedule, food resources for families and an update on the military hospital at CenturyLink Field.

King County Metro Reduced Schedule

Additional service reductions began Monday, April 6 on King County Metro. You can check out the reduced schedule page to learn more. There is also a banner at the top where all languages will be featured once translations are complete.

CenturyLink Field Hospital to be Redeployed

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that the Department of Defense field hospital set up at CenturyLink Field was being disassembled and returned to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be redeployed to another state facing more need. Inslee cautioned that while social distancing measures seemed to be slowing the spread of coronavirus enough to take down the field hospital, people should continue to follow state and community orders and guidelines.

“Don’t let this decision give you the impression that we are out of the woods. We have to keep our guard up and continue to stay home unless conducting essential activities to keep everyone healthy," Inslee said in a release. "We requested this resource before our physical distancing strategies were fully implemented and we had considerable concerns that our hospitals would be overloaded with COVID-19 cases. But we haven’t beat this virus yet, and until we do, it has the potential to spread rapidly if we don’t continue the measures we’ve put in place." You can read Inslee’s full statement here.

Join a Statewide Conversation on Healthy Digital Practices

Join a Statewide Conversation on Healthy Digital Practices COVID-19 is more than just a physical illness — inaccurate and incomplete information spreads just as rapidly around the globe, complicating efforts to contain the virus and keep communities safe and healthy. King County and the state of Washington have been at the forefront of the crisis, taking action since COVID-19 first appeared in the U.S.

Join experts from the University of Washington and Washington State University for a livestream summit addressing coronavirus misinformation. You’ll have a chance to participate from home as panelists share tools and tips for concerned citizens to cut through the confusion and build healthier information practices. You can learn more and register at cip.uw.edu/coronavirus.

Emergency Food Access Resources

Public Health – Seattle and King County has assembled an impressive array of resources for people who need help staying fed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The page, which will be continuously updated as new resources become available, includes information on food delivery, pick-up, and access in general with specific information for older adults, children, pregnant people and new moms, people without shelter, and more. You can access the site here.

Real Time Global COVID-19 Data: Check This Out

If you haven’t already, you can check out www.ncov2019.live/data, which tracks the total number of COVID-19 cases by country, including confirmed cases, daily changes, confirmed deaths, and recoveries. The website is designed and managed by a 17-year-old high school student from King County named Avi Schiffmann.

Please note, the website pulls data from public health websites around the world every minute, but not every country reports the data uniformly.

King County Case Update

As of yesterday, Seattle – King County Public Health was reporting 3,486 total cases, and 230 total deaths in King County.

Stay In. Stay Healthy. Stay Strong.

Pete von Reichbauer
King County Councilmember

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Contact me: pete.vonreichbauer@kingcounty.gov
206-477-1007, 800-325-6165, TTY/TDD 206-296-1024
Website: www.kingcounty.gov/vonReichbauer
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pete.vonreichbauer

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