News for the Week of June 7

News highlights for the week of June 7.

Latest Numbers. In Mercer Island, there have been 598 positive cases reported as of June 11. DOH reported a total of 407,403 confirmed cases as of June 9. There have been 5,803 COVID-19 deaths in Washington. As of June 7, more than 7,301,374 doses of vaccine have been given across the state. For the latest city and county data, click here.

WA COVID-19 Response Long-Term Care Report. As of June 7, a total of 20,527 COVID-19 cases and 2,711 deaths have been identified as associated or likely associated with a long-term care facility (such as nursing home, assisted living facility, or adult family home). These cases include residents as well as employees and visitors. Read the full June 8 report here.

Situation Reports. The City issues monthly 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.

Information for Businesses

Guidance for businesses: Indoor Mask Directive flyer. Created at the request of several King County business owners, this flyer outlines what mask guidance is required and recommended by the WA State Dept. of Health, WA State Dept. of Labor and Industries, and King County’s local Mask Directive.

SSTAR Ventilation webinar for King County restaurants and other food businesses. This 56-minute video covers information about improving indoor air quality to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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.

Vaccine data reconciliation between state and federal sources will take time. The CDC reports 7,843,092 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Washington as of June 6, whereas DOH reports 7,253,646 doses have been administered as of June 5. The state’s data dashboard represents the most accurate information the department has control over, and there are a few reasons why the numbers are different. Read the full news release here.

Resources

Inslee extends proclamation on the Family Emergency Assistance Program (FEAP). Gov. Jay Inslee extended a proclamation allowing for the FEAP to assist families, both with and without children, who continue to suffer economic hardship during the pandemic. Read the full news release here.

Last Call…

Statement from the Washington State Department of Health. DOH recognizes many people have experienced challenges while trying to confirm that their records were transmitted to the Washington State Immunization Information System (WAIIS) and that they are eligible for the “Shot of a Lifetime” lottery drawing. Read the full news release here.

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