We Need Your Help.
King County hospitals are in the worst situation yet in the pandemic. COVID-19 hospitalizations increased 700% in the last month.
We’ve already had to cancel most surgeries — delaying care that would help someone live a better, healthier life. As long as cases remain high, there will be even more serious impacts on access to lifesaving healthcare. Maybe even your own.
You can make a difference. Here’s how:
Get vaccinated. Many COVID-19 patients in our hospitals are unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated.
If you are vaccinated, get a booster. It’s the best protection against needing to be hospitalized from the omicron variant.
Upgrade your mask. If available, use an N95, KN95, KF94 or surgical mask. Wear the most protective mask you can and make sure that it fits well.
Avoid crowded indoor spaces. Gatherings will be safer in well-ventilated spaces.
Save the ER for emergencies. Do not go to the Emergency Room for treatment of mild illness or for COVID-19 testing.
Do not delay routine healthcare visits. Talk to your primary care provider about routine medical care to help avoid needing more advanced medical care in the future.
Click here for more COVID-19 information and resources from King County Public Health.