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King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer
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Dear Friends:

Today’s update includes information about a health care webcast tomorrow organized by the Bellevue Chamber, a new 4Culture partnership, and the “Pledge 1200” Campaign to support local small businesses.

Bellevue Chamber Health Care Response Webcast

Although I am not a member of the Bellevue Chamber, I have enjoyed their webcasts during this crisis. Tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., they will be hosting one on Washington’s Response to COVID-19, which I will be tuning into. Join Vice Admiral Raquel Bono, the State Director for COVID-19 Health System Response Management; Dr. Ed Leonard, lead infectious disease specialist for Overlake Medical Center; and Dr. Thomas Miller, Medical Director for Quality and Safety at Overlake Medical Center for insights into the health care response to the COVID crisis. You can register here.

Featured Panelists

Vice Admiral Raquel Bono

Washington State Director For COVID-19 Health System Response Management

Dr. Edward Leonard

Overlake Medical Center Infectious Diseases Specialist

Dr. Thomas Miller

Overlake Medical Center Medical Director of Quality & Safety

New American Sign Language (ASL) COVID-19 Video Series

The Washington State Department of Health released a series of educational videos about COVID-19 in American Sign Language.

4Culture Announces Partnership to Fund Original Artwork to Help Us Get Through the Pandemic

4Culture is partnering with Amplifier to select 10 King County artists to provide art work for an emergency, global campaign around the themes of public health and safety, or mental health and well-being. Each selected artist will receive a $1,000 award. The call for artists states: “YOUR art has power. Art can heal, art can save lives, and bring us together even while we are apart. It can be a compass to guide us through this storm.” Information and how to apply, here.

Pledge 1200 Campaign Urges Spending Stimulus Checks at Small Businesses

An idea proposed by some recent college graduates encourages those who do not need their federal stimulus checks for personal or family support to consider using them to help support local businesses. Read more about #Pledge1200 here.

Washington State Case Update

As of today, there were 26 new deaths and 89 new cases reported in Washington State, bringing the total case numbers in the state to 10,783 cases and 567 deaths.

“To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.”

Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected, usually in a humorous way. In fact, Sir Winston Churchill loved them. I am including some of these figures of speech in my updates, so we can all keep our minds sharp, and hopefully find some humor as well.

Stay In. Stay Healthy. Social Distance. 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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