Tim Jumper, Community Engagement Manager

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Tim Jumper rounds out our week of talking with Sound Outreach team members. He shares how long-term ongoing supportive relationships can boost families’ stability and prosperity, especially in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood.

Interview begins at 9:12.


  • Washington State has conducted 348,233 COVID-19 tests that reflect polymerase chain reaction, or PCR tests, which measure whether the coronavirus is active in the body.
    • The positive rate is 6.1%, and excludes tests that occur on military bases.
  • Employers of agricultural workers will now be required to provide facial coverings for employees who are not working alone, and to install portable handwashing stations to be placed within 110 yards of employees working outside at all times.
  • Nursing homes and assisted living facilities with memory care units will be required to offer tests to all residents by the end of June.
    • All nursing home staff must be tested as well, regardless of whether they present with respiratory symptoms or fever.
  • Starting Monday, the governor’s Stay-at-home order expires, and all counties in Washington can apply to the state Secretary of Health to move to the next phase of reopening businesses under new criteria including:
    • Fewer than 25 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population over 14 days, a change from prior guidelines that required fewer than 10 new cases.
    • Flat or decreasing hospitalizations for confirmed COVID-19
    • Hospitals at filled to Less than 80 percent capacity
    • Increased testing capacity
    • 3 or fewer outbreaks reported per week for large counties
    • Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier plans to apply on Monday for Phase 2 designation.
    • June 3rd is the earliest some eligible counties could move into Phase 3 of reopening
  • The governor also released a phase 1 modification that enables phase 1 counties to permit the following:
    • outdoor restaurant dining at 50% capacity
    • Outdoor recreation and fitness with up to 5 people from different households, plus an instructor
    • In-store retail with up to 15% capacity
  • In a little more than one week, employers will be required to provide facial coverings, and all workers throughout the state who have in-person interactions will be required to wear masks.
  • The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Department of Natural Resources announced that camp sites in 22 counties will reopen on Monday, June 1st.
    • State Park group campsites, cabins, yurts and other overnight accommodations remain closed until further notice, but campers may view open sites and make reservations at parks.state.wa.us.
    • The list of open Fish & Wildlife campgrounds and open areas is available at wdfw.wa.gov.
    • DNR-managed campsite info can be found online at dnr.wa.gov
    • The DNR site will also give info on burn-bans, and if campfires are permitted, they may only occur in approved fire rings.


  • Canada has banned cruises with more than 100 passengers through at least October 31st, and small cruises through at least July 31st.
    • Due to international agreements where non-US-flagged cruises to Alaska must stop in Canadian ports, the ban has effectively axed the Alaska summer cruise season.


  • Food distribution networks in Pierce County will be seeking two to three hundred younger-aged volunteers at the end of June to sustain distribution and deliveries to needy individuals once the current National Guard mission concludes.
    • Typically, three-quarters of food bank volunteers are senior citizens, who are among those most at-risk of complications from COVID-19.
    • Interested volunteers can contact the Emergency Food Network at efoodnet.org, Nourish Pierce County at NourishPC.org, and St. Leo’s Food Connection at FoodConnection.org.


  • At noontime tomorrow, May 30th, clergy from across Pierce County plan to line Martin Luther King, Jr. Way between South 5th Street and South 27th Street in a prayer demonstration to bring awareness to the way COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted individuals from Pacific Islander, Hispanic and Black communities.
    • A rally in People’s Park is expected to take place afterwards, with participants and observers encouraged to wear masks and abide by social distancing protocol.