News for the Week of September 21

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Here are the latest headlines, resources, and information for the week of September 21.

Free Drive-Thru Vaccination Clinics and More Vaccination Opportunities. The Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) is hosting a series of drive-thru flu clinics for community members ages 4+ on various dates and times, and at different locations. All insurances accepted, no cost to uninsured and underinsured community members. Register and learn more here. Please note: additional clinic date and locations will be added in late September and early October.

Celebrating Fall with Local Farms. Local farms offer a wide variety of seasonal produce, fresh-cut flowers, cider, pumpkins, and more. Help support local farmers, hit especially hard by the pandemic, by visiting a local farm and buying local. Click here for farm directories.

New Standards for Washington Airports. On Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that Washington is setting new requirements for commercial airports and recommendations for airlines. This is to help protect the health and safety of workers, passengers and crew in the aviation sector. For more information, follow this link.

Halloween Tips from Public Health and the CDC. Halloween has some good celebration options since many activities can be outside and mask wearing is part of the holiday, but there are still some risks with COVID circulating. King County Public Health and the CDC have tips to prevent illness, help our community stay on track for reopening. Follow these links for information from Public Health and the CDC.

Renewing Your Drivers License in the time of COVID-19. Washington’s Department of Licensing has moved to online services. If you need to meet with a representative in person, you’ll need an appointment. Get all the details about DOL’s updated services here.

Guide for Convention Centers, Meeting Rooms, and Other Venues. Earlier this week, Governor Inslee issued guidance for venues like event and convention centers, hotel meeting rooms, etc. allowing for meetings, training, testing, and more. For more information on the guidelines for opening, click here.

Interactive Economic Recovery Dashboard lets you track the state’s economic recovery, with information on employment, businesses, assistance programs, and consumer behavior. Click here for more.

King County’s COVID-19 Contact tracing efforts gain strength. The case investigators at Public Health—Seattle & King County are able to reach the vast majority of people who test positive for COVID-19 in King County. And most people are taking the important step of isolating themselves during their contagious period. To check out their new data dashboard that shows the numbers, and it demonstrates the rapid growth of Public Health’s contact tracing efforts, click here.

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