4/4: Saturday Update

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No interview today, just updates!


  • The CDC and the Washington state Health Department now recommend that people wear cloth face coverings when they are in public settings, especially in places where you cannot maintain 6-feet of physical distance yourself and others.
    • Cloth bariers can reduce the release of infectious particles into the air when someone speaks, coughs, or sneezes, including someone who has COVID-19 but feels well.
    • The department notes that wearing cloth face coverings will not prevent spread of COVID-19 without other protective measures such as abiding by the stay-at-home order and thoroughly washing hands.
    • When you wear a face covering, wash your hands before and after touching and adjusting the mask.


  • The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department issued guide lines for all long-term care facility staff to wear a mask at work.
    • Patients with respiratory symptoms must also wear masks during patient care and transport
    • More info on guidance for long-term care facility workers can be found at tpchd.org or by calling 1-800-992-2456


  • Sound Transit will reduce routes and service starting Monday, April 6th.
    • Link Light Rail trains will run every 20 minutes instead of every 14 minutes.
    • South Transit express busses operated by King County Metro and Pierce Transit will experience some reductions in frequency or cancellations.
    • Sounder South weekday service has already been reduced to eight round trips.
    • Riders can visit soundtransit.org, or call 1-888-889-6368 for general inquiries and 1-800-823-9230 for languages other than English.