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King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer
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Dear Friends:

Today’s update includes information about food insecurity and food resources in our county, King County moving to Phase 2, a new trivia question, and more.

Washington Trivia

Who gave the Columbia River its name?

How much water flows into the Pacific Ocean from the Columbia River per second? (Answers at the bottom).

155th Anniversary of Juneteenth

King County Phase 2 Approval

Earlier this week, King County submitted its application to move to Phase 2 of the state’s phased reopening plan. Phase 2 will allow for increased capacity for a variety of activities that had opened in Phase 1.5. Individual businesses can learn more and implement state guidelines for a safe start here. In addition, you can read more about what is allowed in Phase 2 here.

New and Existing Resources for Food Insecurity

A growing number of people in King County are seeking food assistance. To help address this urgent need, Public Health and the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction are launching new efforts to connect families in need to food resources. In partnership with the City of Seattle, you can now view a map of free food resources across King County that provide emergency food during COVID-19. There is now also a Pandemic EBT Emergency School Meals Program (P-EBT). Any family with a child in grades K-12 who is eligible for free or reduced-price school meals (including any children who go to school where meals are free for all students) can qualify for P-EBT. P-EBT is available to all students regardless of citizenship or immigration status. You can learn more about P-EBT here.

King County Case Update

Yesterday, Seattle – King County Public Health reported 94 new cases, bringing the total in King County to 8,987. In addition, Public Health reported 7 new deaths, bringing the total in the county to 582.

Stay In. Stay Healthy. Stay Strong.

Pete von Reichbauer
King County Councilmember

Washington trivia answers: Captain Robert Gray named the river after his ship, the Columbia Rediva.

The Columbia River pours about two million gallons or 675,000 cubic feet of water into the Pacific Ocean per second.

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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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