10/5: Monday Briefing

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  • 26 different proclamations related to the COVID-19 pandemic have been extended until November 9th.
    • The full list is available in the news section at coronavirus.wa.gov, but the proclamations cover issues related to drivers licenses, public meetings, telemedicine, nursing homes and longterm care facilities, orders of protection, wage garnishments, licensing of recent dental and health program graduates, and social and health services.


  • The commissary at JBLM that has been closed since Saturday is slated to open Tuesday, Oct 6th at 9am.
    • The Lewis Main Commissary had been closed for deep cleaning after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Tacoma-Pierce County health department officials are reporting that young people make up the largest share of new COVID-19 cases over last 2 weeks in Pierce County
    • Residents age 20-39 group make up nearly 40% percent of total cases in the past two weeks, and people younger than 20 account for 17.5 percent of cases in the past 2 weeks.
    • Health officials note that Pierce County is still in phase 2, and that all COVID-19 precautions should still be adhered to, including wearing masks, avoiding indoor contact with individuals from outside one’s household, and frequent hand washing.


  • Tacoma City Council will hold its weekly meeting virutally tomorrow, September 29, at 6pm
    • It will air on TV Tacoma and will be livestreamed on TVTacoma.com and on the city’s Facebook live.


  • There are numerous free COVID-19 testing sites in our region:
  • Metro Parks Kandle Park and the Buckley Fire Department on Tuesday, Oct 6th
  • Metro Parks Oakland Madrona Park, the Prairie Ridge Community Center on Wednesday, Oct 7th
  • Stewart Heights Park and UW Tacoma on Thursday, Oct 8th
  • TCC on Friday, Oct 9th
  • No ID is required and tests are free and open to anyone.
  • Many testing events run all day from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, but check TPCHD.org/covidtest for times.
  • Community Health Care, with locations in Tacoma, Spanaway, and Lakewood, is offering testing for COVID-19, even if you are not a Community Health Care patient.
    • Call (253) 722-2161 for a Tele-Health Screening Appointment