Today’s update includes information on new free testing sites for COVID-19 as well as updated case data from over the weekend.
Additional Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Launch in King County
Anyone with even mild COVID-19 symptoms, or who has been in close contact with someone ill with COVID-19, should contact a healthcare provider to discuss the need for testing. Most healthcare providers can test their patients rapidly. But for anyone facing any barriers to getting tested, Public Health is working with local partners to open additional free COVID-19 testing sites in King County.
More than 15 sites will open early this week, including new sites in Auburn and Seattle. All of the free sites are available here. Remember that most people can access testing through their regular health care provider. However, if you are unable to access testing through your provider, you can seek testing at one of these free sites. If you do not have symptoms, or have not been in contact with someone with COVID-19, you do not need to be tested.
Remembering Bill Peloza
Yesterday, the Auburn Examiner had an article to remember Auburn’s Champion, Bill Peloza. Yesterday was the opening day of the Auburn Farmers Market at Les Gove Park, a bittersweet day, because Bill loved this day, and was a key reason the market came into existence in the first place. You can read the full article here.
King County Case Update
Today, Seattle – King County Public Health reported 42 new cases, bringing the total in King County to 8,507. In addition, Public Health reported 1 new death, bringing the total in the county to 567.
Stay In. Stay Healthy. Stay Strong.
Pete von Reichbauer
King County Councilmember