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Poison Center records increase in poison exposures during COVID-19

Poison exposures from the misuse of chemicals spiked 53 percent in the early days of the pandemic.

 

New dashboard shows how far along King County is to meeting Phase II metrics

The county has met more than half its goals, but the ones it hasn’t met are critical in determining how many people are still being infected, and how quickly people are being tested.

 

Republicans file lawsuit over Inslee’s emergency: ‘Facts, and the science, are clear’

Lawsuit says state has violated Constitutional rights of citizens.

Don’t avoid the emergency department in a crisis

ED volumes across the state are falling, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t getting sick or hurt.

A mobile center from Bloodworks Northwest takes blood from Enumclaw resident Andy Bremmeyer, pictured in this 2019 photo. Sound Publishing file photo: https://www.redmond-reporter.com/news/bloodworks-northwest-reports-drop-in-blood-donations-following-coronavirus-outbreak/

Blood drives cancelled through June; new “pop-up” sites being organized

Social distancing has led to at least a temporary suspension of mobile blood drives.

A mobile center from Bloodworks Northwest takes blood from Enumclaw resident Andy Bremmeyer, pictured in this 2019 photo. Sound Publishing file photo: https://www.redmond-reporter.com/news/bloodworks-northwest-reports-drop-in-blood-donations-following-coronavirus-outbreak/

New county COVID-19 dashboard focuses on long-term care facilities

The dashboard shows which facilities have reported the most deaths, as well as what symptoms and co-morbidities patients reported.

KCLS to remain closed, but offers online poetry contest, Día celebration

Despite library buildings being off-limits, the library system has many virtual programs planned for the spring. Image courtesy King County Library System

Dentist checking patient’s teeth. Sound Publishing file photo

Dental foundation serves Medicaid patients through COVID-19

The Arcora Foundation is also attempting to expand its urgent care database, allowing those with different insurances to use its services during the outbreak.

Dentist checking patient’s teeth. Sound Publishing file photo

Unemployment claims continue to climb

For the week of March 22-28, claims have reached more than 181,000.

Fighting the coronavirus, 100 masks at a time

Members of the community are making masks to do their part and support health care workers in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.

Property tax deadline extended to June

This only affects those who pay their property taxes themselves.

The 2020 census form will look very similar to this sample document. Image courtesy U.S. Census Bureau

Don’t forget to take the census

Due to the coronavirus, the deadline for responding to the census is Aug. 14, 2020.

The 2020 census form will look very similar to this sample document. Image courtesy U.S. Census Bureau

Horses seized in Enumclaw after allegations of hoarding, abandonment

Sharon Hunter said the horses would be staying on the land for just a few weeks — but it’s alleged she more or less abandoned them there.

Runner-up in statewide pageant takes on sexual assault

Chloe Furnstahl will be partnering with the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center to continue talking about her platform.