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Ongoing Community Safety Needed to Help Reopen Schools Sooner

We all want kids back in school as soon as it’s safe to do so.  Unfortunately, COVID-19 activity remains high in King County, as well as in our local cities and zip codes. Additionally, public health is reporting cases confirmed in ages 10-19 in our area, at a rate higher than the overall King County rate for this age group.

 

This is a heartfelt reminder of steps we ALL need to take – as a community – to keep ourselves and others safe during this pandemic.  As you interact with friends, neighbors, and businesses throughout our community, as well as relatives during the holidays, please continue to follow the advice of public health officials -- and encourage your children and teens to do the same. 

 

Public Health – Seattle & King County advises:

Staying home is still safest

"Maintaining the safety principles that lead to the success against the outbreak has never been more important. These include continuing to: practice physical distancing of 6 feet or more, minimizing contact with others outside the home, frequent hand washing or sanitizer, use of cloth face coverings in public, and avoiding group gatherings and poorly ventilated spaces."

 

Additionally, the Public Health Insider Blog posted this article October 13 sharing the latest guidance:  COVID-19 Cases Are Rising in King County – What Does that Mean for Schools?

 

“It takes a community” has never been more true.  Thank you for your ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 everywhere you go.  The sooner we can reduce community COVID transmission, the sooner our students can return to in-person learning, social activities and sports at school.  Stay safe!