Today’s update includes detailed case data for King County as well as a case update, information on tomorrow’s Auburn COVID Business Resource Update, and more.
Stay Home, Stay Healthy Will be Extended
Today, Governor Inslee announced that the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order will be extended past May 4th. More details on the phases that things will open back up will be announced on Friday. To see the statewide data that Governor Inslee and his team rely on to make these decisions, you can visit www.coronavirus.wa.gov. The Governor also announced additional guidance for allowing elective, non-urgent medical procedures. You can read more in the Seattle Times here.
Auburn COVID Business Resource Update
On Thursday at 1:30 p.m. there will be an update on resources for businesses related to COVID-19 from the City of Auburn’s Office of Economic Development, Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce, Green River College Small Business Center, King County Library, and other community partners. The link to the Zoom meeting is here. The meeting ID is 914 5912 2754, and the password is 613948. For more information, you can call the Auburn Chamber at 253-833-0700.
Back to Work: Planning for a Safe Restart
While I am not a member of the Bellevue Chamber, I respect their leadership and appreciate the webinars they have been hosting throughout the crisis. Tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. they will be a hosting a webinar featuring Steve Mitchelmore, a Managing Partner with Boston Consulting Group in Seattle, and Lisa Brown, the Washington State Secretary of Commerce. The webinar will discuss Washington State’s Path to Recovery and help business owners develop their back to work plan. You can learn more and register for the event here.
Coronavirus Caused Strokes in Some Adult Patients as Young as 33
According to New York City doctors, COVID-19 caused strokes in younger patients who had mild symptoms and had tested positive for the virus. This has raised alarms for doctors in the city. You can read more about this development in this USA Today story.
UW Medicine Data Institute Projections
UW Medicine’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation continues to update their COVID-19 forecast. UW Medicine’s models have been used by policy makers across the country to evaluate the ongoing COVID-19 response. You can view the projections here.
King County Case Update
As of today, Seattle – King County Public Health was reporting 128 new cases, bringing the total in King County to 6,182. In addition, they reported 9 new deaths, bringing the total in the County to 436.
Graphs are based off yesterday’s update from Public Health.
Stay In. Stay Healthy. Stay Strong.
Pete von Reichbauer
King County Councilmember