News for the Week of June 21

News highlights for the week of June 21.

Latest Numbers. In Mercer Island, there have been 607 positive cases reported as of June 24. DOH reported a total of 413,046 confirmed cases as of June 23. There have been 5,898 COVID-19 deaths in Washington. For the latest city and county data, click here.

Washington is getting ready for reopening. What will that mean for workers? Soon, businesses will be able to resume operating at their full capacities again. This is welcome news for Washington businesses, workers, and customers. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear masks indoors or outdoors. As a result, many businesses dropped their mask requirements for customers. But what about their workers? Continue reading here

Situation Reports. The City will be issuing two more Situation Reports (SitReps), available the first Friday of the month. The next SitRep will be available the afternoon of July 2. Click here to catch up on the latest information and reports.

Vaccine News

King County COVID-19 Vaccine Data At-a-Glance. Page updated daily here.

Need vaccine support? Call the DOH support line 1-833-VAX-HELP for assistance.

How to get your vaccine records. MyIR (“My Immunization Records”) is Washington’s online portal for vaccine records. MyIR updates your information from healthcare records in the state’s immunization registry. Visit www.MyIRmobile.com to retrieve your records. You can also ask your doctor or pharmacist for complete immunization records for you or your child.

Resources

Inslee announces eviction moratorium "bridge." Gov. Jay Inslee announced a "bridge" proclamation between the eviction moratorium and the housing stability programs put in place by the Legislature. The bridge is in effect July 1 through Sept. 30. Read the full news release here.

COVID-19 Reporting

Update from DOH. Beginning July 1, DOH will report new COVID-19 epidemiological data to the DOH COVID-19 dashboard Monday–Friday, instead of seven days a week. This transition is a milestone toward more sustainable COVID-19 reporting and a response to recent declines in COVID-19 disease activity, hospitalizations, and deaths.

Last Call...

New safe reopening webpage. Starting June 30, the State of Washington is removing most COVID-19 restrictions. This means that most businesses and organizations may choose to operate as they did before the COVID-19 pandemic with no capacity limits or physical distancing requirements. Learn what this means for individuals and businesses.

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