Today’s update includes sad news on the passing of Bill Peloza, encouragement to support Puget Sound small businesses, guidelines for farmers markets, and more.
Rest in Peace Bill Peloza
From his birth in Ballard to 38 years with Boeing, Bill Peloza was a fighter all his life. Bill fought for his country in the US Navy, he fought for his city on the Auburn City Council and numerous important regional committees, he fought for the forgotten neighbors who needed help, and most of all he fought for the veterans for whom he made it a life’s mission to protect. And while he was fighting for others, he always knew that his wife and partner Joyce was in his corner! Rest in Peace to a fellow vet and friend.
With Bill Peloza at a past Flag Day event.
Stay Home, Stay Healthy to Extend Beyond May 4th
Yesterday, Governor Inslee announced that the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order would be extended beyond May 4th, with more details for how long and what phases the economy will reopen coming Friday. This PDF has the slides and data from his press conference yesterday.
Farmers Market Season
Like grocery stores, farmers market have been deemed among the many essential businesses that have remained open – with important safety guidelines in place to ensure physical distancing. Public Health Insider has tips here.
Support Puget Sound Small Businesses
The City of Seattle’s interactive map of open restaurants has been expanded to include locations all across King County. You can support Puget Sound small businesses by ordering takeout from restaurants in your neighborhood. You can check out the interactive map here.
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 126 new cases, bringing the total in King County to 6,308. In addition, they reported 10 new deaths, bringing the total in the County to 446.
Graphs are based off yesterday’s update from Public Health.
Stay In. Stay Healthy. Stay Strong.
Pete von Reichbauer
King County Councilmember