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The nurse described an overwhelmed emergency department, as staff have pleaded with the Everett City Council for hazard pay.
Projects span from Edmonds to Sultan. Each city is using American Rescue Plan Act money, with the county contributing, too.
The now repealed policy had required grocery stores to pay employees an additional $4 per hour.
With new covid boosters ready this fall, they can be paired with flu shots. But Congress has to fund them.
Hospitalizations in King County have increased three-fold since April, resulting in talk of mandates.
Council members agreed to review their options to support nurses, but mandating extra pay may not be possible.
Rep. Robert Sutherland and five colleagues fought a requirement barring access to the House floor unless vaccinated
Jay Inslee also wants to require current and future state employees keep up with their shots, if they want to keep their jobs.
The outgoing health officer has “nothing but confidence” in his successor. The two say they had similar approaches to COVID.
But even with vaccinations, the disease is scary for people like her with less than robust immune systems.
What does it mean that fewer than 20 percent of parents of kids 5 and younger intend to vaccinate against covid?
He’s a medical epidemiologist with Public Health — Seattle King County and will take the helm Aug. 1.
Current and former employees asked the board and CEO to rescind a COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
Hospital officials warn that facilities are heading toward another COVID-19 case peak.
The covid treatment is effective for older patients, but data is thin on whether it’s helping others.
The COVID-19 pandemic proved the integration would improve public health responses, officials say.
There are no new mandates in Washington or Snohomish County. But “we really have an opportunity to get ahead of this.”
The governor is fully vaccinated, including two booster shots.
Hospitalizations are still low but are beginning to increase, according to statewide data.