Washington - Coronavirus COVID-19

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    https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus

    Contact our Call Center
    If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, or how the virus is spread, please call 1-800-525-0127 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m, seven days a week. Please note that this call center can not access COVID-19 testing results. For testing inquiries or results, please contact your health care provider.

    On January 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health announced the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States in Washington State.

    Data as of March 28, 2020 11:59 PM PT
    • Total Confirmed Cases 4,896
    • Total Deaths 195
    • Percent Deaths (deaths/confirmed cases) 4%
    • Number of Individuals Tested 65,462
    • Percent Positive Tests 7.5%
     
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    How you can help

    The State of Washington is seeking to fill shortages of specific personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection-control products to support our medical system, first responders, public health and care facilities.

    Needs
    • Disposable gowns
    • Coveralls
    • N95 masks
    • Surgical procedure masks
    • Face shields
    • Gloves
    • Powered air purifying respirators (PAPR)
    • PAPR hoods
    • PAPR filters
    • Comfort strips (Max Ari 2000-201)
    • Li-Ion batteries
    • Small (Max Ari 200-36T)
    • Impermeable barriers
    • Sanitizing/disinfectant wipes
    • Hand sanitizer bottles
    • Hand sanitizer refills
    • Cleaning solution spray
    • Digital thermometers (forehead)
    • Disposable thermometers
    • Disposable stethoscopes
    Donating
    The state is focusing on bulk donations to fill the highest needs first. If you have a donation of needed bulk supplies learn more and provide us details on what you are offering.

    To donate small quantities of items, or other items, contact your local emergency management agency.
     
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    Washington's coronavirus death toll surges with new fatalities in King, Skagit, Pierce

    April 1, 2020 - at least 247 deaths from COVID19 and perhaps 254 deaths. At least 5,984 cases in WA state.

    Percent Deaths (deaths/confirmed cases) = 4.13%

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    April 2, 2020 - Seattle's Northwest Folklife music festival canceled for 2020

    SEATTLE -- Another major Seattle event has had to cancel its plans for 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Northwest Folklife has postponed its annual music festival that had been scheduled as usual over Memorial Day Weekend, organizers announced Thursday.
     
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    APR 1, 2020
    Washington state reports 247 deaths, nearly 6,000 cases of COVID-19
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    Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday he is asking Washington manufacturers to start producing personal protective equipment ...

    Inslee said that while more than 1 million pieces of personal protective equipment — from the federal and state supply, hospitals and donations — have already been delivered across the state, it is not enough.

    [...]

    The Commerce Department said Wednesday approximately 350 manufacturers have already reached out, and many are already producing — including about 40 distilleries that are now making hand sanitizer, and outdoor apparel company Outdoor Research, which is now making hundreds of thousands of surgical and protective masks.

    [...]
     
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    COVID-19 in Washington: Links and resources to help you during coronavirus pandemic
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    Quick Links:
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    Information from Washington state:
    Information from local counties:
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    How to help:
    Transit information:
    Information from other essential services:
    Other useful links:
    Frequently asked questions:
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    Coronavirus: Inslee extends stay-at-home order through May 4
    Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday extended the state’s stay-at-home order through May 4. The order was previously set to expire on Monday.

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    The restrictions remain the same: schools will remained closed, gatherings are not permitted and only essential travel and work is permitted.

    People can still go for walks, runs and bike rides outside if they maintain a six-foot distance from others.

    All businesses other than those deemed essential will remain closed. Businesses that are working remotely can continue to do so.

    [...]

    Violation of the order is a gross misdemeanor, but the governor’s office has said the goal is education, not to arrest people.

    [...]

    The statewide death toll as reported by the Department of Health had reached 262 among 6,585 confirmed coronavirus cases as of 11:59 p.m. on April 1.

    [...]

    UW model estimates state’s outbreak will peak around April 19

    [...]

    Testing has increased around the state, which Lofy said explains why the number of confirmed cases per day jumped from some 200 to 250 earlier this month to 500 to 600 per day starting late last week.

    More importantly, Lofy said, the proportion of tests that are positive every day has also risen from 6% or 7% to 8% or 9%.

    “This suggests an increase of the virus in the state,” she said, emphasizing that people should continue to comply with the stay home order...

    [...]
     
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    I am curious too - please keep us posted! Such good news. Next few days will be about the same as the peak.

    We're all interested in how you re-open Washington. Good job containing the virus, Washington!
     
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    APR 7, 2020
    Nearly 400 coronavirus deaths in Washington state
    Health authorities in Washington on Tuesday announced more than 20 new coronavirus deaths in the state, bringing the total to at least 394.

    According to figures from the Department of Health, there are more than 8,600 confirmed cases in Washington. The bulk of the cases and deaths are in King and Snohomish counties.

    Washington state reports nearly 300 new coronavirus cases, but data lagging county totals
    Pierce County on Tuesday listed 760 cases and 14 deaths.

    King County is still far and away the county with the most cases, with 3,486 cases and 230 deaths from COVID-19 listed on the county’s website.

    Snohomish County has the second-most reported cases, with 1,659 cases and 61 deaths according to its website.

    Concerns over black market beauty salons still operating amid Washington's coronavirus closures
    Inslee has threatened potential business license revocation for anyone that violates his 'non-essential' business order. The State's Department of Licensing said it is sending "letters of education" to potential violators.

    Dr. Fauci offers WA praise but warns against complacency
    “We should not accept the inevitability that we’re going have 100,000 to 200,000 deaths,” said Dr. Fauci. “I’m seeing around the country how people doing a very good job of (responding to the outbreak) — they did a very good job in Washington state.”

    Kirkland’s Life Care Center was the epicenter of the nation’s outbreak in its early days. That being so, the region has managed to make progress in flattening its curve, with the latest numbers from the University of Washington’s predictive model painting a promising picture for the months ahead if people maintain social distancing.

    Washington has already spent 60% of $200 million budgeted to fight coronavirus; 84 million PPEs on order
    Washington lawmakers may have to come back for a special legislative session in the coming months to help with the coronavirus response and economic recovery because the state has already distributed 60% of the money — $120 million out of $200 million — that was budgeted last month, Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday.

    APR 8, 2020
    Coronavirus has closed Washington’s schools, at least through summer. When will it be safe to return?
    During Monday’s news conference announcing the extension, Inslee first said schools are expected to reopen in the fall. But later, state schools chief Chris Reykdal stood beside Inslee and hedged; school leaders should prepare for the possibility that closures may bleed into fall, he said.

    Policymakers need to consider the scope of the virus’s reach — who’s infected, recovered and immune — but also how well they’re equipped to keep the virus at bay. That’s barring a vaccine, which could take over a year to develop. And schools are in a category of their own: Unlike other public spaces, such as restaurants, bars and parks, people are compelled to enter public school buildings at least every weekday.

    Coronavirus: Local lawmakers request additional sample testing kits from federal government
    “Adequate access to testing supplies is critical to the prompt identification of cases necessary to allow public health responders to take protective measures and provide necessary treatment, all of which are essential to save lives and curb the COVID-19 public health emergency in Washington State,” the lawmakers said.

    Click here to read the letter in full.

    Live updates: 'Simply put, we need more tests,' says Gov. Inslee
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    Wednesday:
    10:44am – Costco is enacting a temporary measure to allow first responders and health care workers with membership cards to move to the front of the line to enter any of their locations. That includes police officers, EMTs, doctors, nurses, and firefighters among others.

    [...]

    9:48am –
    Washington’s largest psychiatric facility in Western State Hospital continues to battle a coronavirus outbreak within its walls, with 22 confirmed cases among employees. Six patients have also tested positive, while one has died.

    [...]

    8:45am – The Seattle Symphony has now furloughed three-fourths of its staff, according to a report from The Seattle Times. That includes 88 musicians, leaving just 58 people on staff out of its 250 total employees.

    7:42am – A new app being tested by UW Medicine hopes to be able to predict the next major outbreak, as well as preventing people from returning to work while still sick. Read more.

    6:51am – King County Metro employees are leading a call for more protections for drivers, cleaners, and more, in the face of ongoing coronavirus concerns.

    “This is a matter of life and death for us … and our ridership,” Metro Streetcar Supervisor Linda Averill said in a virtual press conference Tuesday.

    [...]

    6:18am – Looking for work? There’s now an online portal for Snohomish County residents in need of a job, with companies like Safeway, Walgreens, Costco, and more actively hiring to meet demand.

    [...]

    (Much more at the link)
     
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    APR 10, 2020
    Live: Coronavirus daily news updates, April 10: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the nation
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    The number of COVID-19 cases in Washington continues to grow, though at a slower rate. As of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, the state has confirmed 9,608 people infected with the virus, including 446 who have died.

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    The following graphic includes the most recent numbers from the Washington State Department of Health, released Thursday evening.

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    WA National Guard on Twitter
    Our airmen and soldiers are busy supporting food banks in Eastern Washington right now, helping feed Washingtonians during the #COVID19 response.
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    5:47 PM - 16 Apr 2020

    National Guard on Twitter
    Between February and April drill, @WANationalGuard linguists translated 120 lines of text in 12 languages in support of the COVID-19 response. #InThisTogether
    Guard linguists support COVID-19 response in Washington state > National Guard > Guard News - The National Guard
    6:00 PM - 16 Apr 2020
     
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    DBM - old article
     
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    APR 28, 2020
    Amazon, Instacart, Whole Foods, Walmart, Target, FedEx workers plan ‘May Day Strike’
    SEATTLE — Workers from large companies such as Amazon, Instacart and Whole Foods are planning a walk-out strike for May 1, according to a report from The Intercept, noting that participating employees will call in sick or walk off during their lunch break.

    [...]

    News of gig workers striking and protesting due to workplace conditions and complaints over lack of necessary protective equipment have been common amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    [...]

    States are starting and continuing to ease their lockdown restrictions in hopes of boosting local economies and returning to a sense of normalcy. Public health officials, however, have advised against reopening areas and communities too soon.

    Even in states or areas that have not eased lockdown restrictions, workers at companies such as Amazon and Target are often deemed essential workers and can be in a position where they face a higher risk of exposure to the virus.

    [...]
     
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    Washington state governor to extend stay-at-home order to May 31

    Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee said he will extend his stay-at-home order until May 31.

    Inslee said the new executive order "will continue a ban on public gatherings."

    "Many businesses will have to remain closed and that is why I'm extending the order through May 31," he said at his news conference.

    US coronavirus update: Some states have partially reopened
     
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    My Seattle son has been telling us that the public gatherings prohibition appears to only apply to the little people. Apparently there have been some private athletic facilities- pricey memberships for the uber wealthy- that have been busier than ever during lockdown. Really disgusted the rules don’t apply to everyone. Jmo
     
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    ‘Social distancing ambassadors’ will monitor Seattle parks over warm weekend

    About 60 “social distancing ambassadors” will be out to keep people moving at Seattle parks this weekend.

    Major parks in Seattle will now close at 8 p.m. instead of 11:30 p.m. to deter barbecues, bonfires, parties and gatherings. Parking will remain closed at many popular parks to cut down on crowding. See which lots are closed here.

    The early closures will stay in place during the state stay-at-home order, which lasts through May 31.

    Officials say people using parks should keep moving.

    "Do get out if you need to, but don't plan on spending the day in a park. Don't plan on having a picnic or bonfires. Don't plan on playing volleyball or group activities. Really, the parks are there to keep moving,” said Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.
     
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