6/3: Tuesday Update

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It’s Tuesday, and we don’t have an interview, unfortunately.    We’ll talk to you tomorrow!


  • Washington’s Joint Information Center has updated the state’s COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard at coronavirus.wa.gov.
    • The new version provides more in-depth regional and county-level data on COVID-19 activity, testing, and healthcare system readiness.
    • Officials will also incorporate data related to case investigations, contact tracing, high risk populations as it becomes available.
  • Washington’s Secretary of Health John Wiesman stated that his office is anticipating a probable increase in COVID-19 cases in areas where large groups have gathered in close proximity during civil demonstrations and protest actions over police brutality.
    • He emphasized that between 20 and 40% of infected individuals can be asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic, but may still pose an infection risk to others.
    • The state plans to monitor and study infection data to determine if there is any spike of COVID-19 cases associated with the protests.
    • No cases of COVID-19 have yet been attributed to protests earlier in May over the governor’s stay-home order


  • King County officials have submitted a plan to the state Department of Health for the county to enter a modified Phase 1 that would allow limited business openings and personal activities.


  • Pierce County Superior Court is now streaming select civil, criminal and family proceedings online at PierceCountyWa.gov/LiveCourtroomFeeds.
  • Pierce County is still offering free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to businesses located in Pierce County to help them comply with COVID-19 worksite-specific safety practices in order to protect employees and customers.
    • Businesses must fill out an online request form at PierceCountyWa.gov.
    • PPE distribution began June 1st and will continue while supplies last.


  • Tacoma’s voluntary curfew was lifted this morning at 5am
  • City officials haven’t announced whether a nighttime curfew would be instituted again, but Mayor Woodards and Tacoma City Manager Pauli will be hosting a press conference at 3:30 p.m.
    • The press conference will be broadcast on TV Tacoma and livestreamed on tvtacoma.com and via Facebook LIVE.
    • We may return with updates based on that press conference.
  • Drive-through COVID-19 tests will be available at the Tacoma Dome on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the month of June.
    • Patients must pre-register online for an appointment time at TheLittleClinic.com or call 1-888-852-2567 and select option 3.
    • No insurance needed and test results will be available in 48 hours.