3/10: Wednesday Briefing

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VACCINE INFO We are in Phase 1B, tier 1 for vaccine eligibility. Those eligible to schedule vaccine appointments include: Pre-K through grade 12 teachers and staff who work in a K-12 school setting, including teachers, bus drivers, counselors, food service, administrative, and safety staff. First responders, elders 65 years and up, longterm care residents, and […]

3/8: Monday Briefing

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VACCINE INFO We are in Phase 1B, tier 1 for vaccine eligibility: Those currently eligible to receive COVID shots now include k-12 education staff and childcare workers, per a recent directive by the president and governor. Veterans of any age can also now get vaccinated through the VA by calling 206-716-5716. Educators and vets join […]

3/5: Friday Briefing

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STATE Washington Employment Security Department has received reports of a recent text message scam, claiming to be ESD. If you receive a text claiming to be from the state unemployment office urging you to click a link because your immediate attention is required, don’t click on the link–it is a scam. More info available at […]

3/4: Thursday Briefing

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STATE The Dept of Health has issued warning and guidelines for how to safely resume water service in buildings that were closed or underused during the pandemic, in order to minimize the risk of certain waterborne bacteria and infections due to stagnant water. Building owners and maintenance staff should have two to three weeks lead […]

3/2: Tuesday Briefing

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PERENNIAL RESOURCES State-level updates on COVID-19 can be found online in multiple languages at coronavirus.wa.gov, and lots of COVID data displays are available at doh.wa.gov/CovidDataDashboard. Going to wa211.org online or dialing 211 will link you to all sorts of resources for social, health, and financial assistance. Dialing 311 will connect you to the City of Tacoma The […]

2/26: Friday Briefing

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PERENNIAL RESOURCES State-level updates on COVID-19 can be found online in multiple languages at coronavirus.wa.gov, and lots of COVID data displays are available at doh.wa.gov/CovidDataDashboard. Going to wa211.org online or dialing 211 will link you to all sorts of resources for social, health, and financial assistance. Dialing 311 will connect you to the City of […]

2/25: Thursday Briefing + Reporte de COVID-19

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Today’s Daily Briefing welcomes Chris from Latinx En Accion, as he brings us the Spanish language Reporte de COVID with info and resources about disease prevalence in our county, as well as vaccine resources for vulnerable members of our community. 

2/23: Tuesday Briefing

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STATE The State Utilities and Transportation Commission has extended protections for electric and natural gas customers struggling to pay their bills due to the ongoing economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Investor-owned energy utilities are barred from disconnecting customers for nonpayment through July 31. Utilities must also continue to waive late fees and deposits through […]

2/19: Friday Briefing

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STATE The Washington State Dept of Health has issued an update on progress related COVID-19 distribution About 1.2 million doses have been administered in our state, and is averaging more than 26,000 vaccinations per day Walmart, Rite Aid, Fred Meyer and QFCpharmacies will be joining Safeway/Albertsons, Costco, and Health Mart Independent Pharmacies through the Federal […]

2/18: Thursday Briefing

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PERENNIAL RESOURCES State-level updates on COVID-19 can be found online in multiple languages at coronavirus.wa.gov, and lots of COVID data displays are available at doh.wa.gov/CovidDataDashboard. Going to wa211.org online or dialing 211 will link you to all sorts of resources for social, health, and financial assistance. Dialing 311 will connect you to the City of […]