12/11: Friday Briefing

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STATE Along with Tuesday’s announcement extending statewide restrictions originally imposed on November 17, the governor also has made some modifications and updates to include a prohibition against indoor communal singing with people from outside of one’s household. Singing is known to generate droplets and aerosols that promote the spread of coronavirus Outdoor singing while wearing […]

12/10: 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. Dialing 311 will get you to the City of Tacoma’s non-emergency information line. The state’s Coronavirus Q&A line is staffed 7 days a week, 6am-10pm, at 1-800-525-0127. For interpreters in other languages, press # when they answer and say your […]

12/9: Wednesday Briefing

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PERENNIAL RESOURCES State-level updates on COVID-19 can be found online in multiple languages at coronavirus.wa.gov. Dialing 311 will get you to the City of Tacoma’s non-emergency information line. The state’s Coronavirus Q&A line is staffed 7 days a week, 6am-10pm, at 1-800-525-0127. For interpreters in other languages, press # when they answer and say your […]

12/8: 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. Dialing 311 will get you to the City of Tacoma’s non-emergency information line. The state’s Coronavirus Q&A line is staffed 7 days a week, 6am-10pm, at 1-800-525-0127. For interpreters in other languages, press # when they answer and say your […]

12/7: Monday Briefing & Reporte Semanal de COVID

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Today’s briefing includes diverse mental and emotional health hotlines and text-lines, food security resources, and an update on the bill to dismantle the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.  The briefing is also accompanied by the Spanish-language Reporte Semanal de COVID, produced in collaboration with Latinx En Accion and the TPCHD.

12/4: Friday Briefing

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STATE The State Department of Health has released an update about anticipated coronavirus vaccine distribution. The timeline is as follows: A Federal committee is expected to meet December 10th to review Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer vaccine. The authorization would make the vaccine available for use during this declared state of emergency before it […]

12/3: Thursday Briefing

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STATE Working Washington grants are available they prioritize small businesses from sectors especially hard-hit by the pandemic, like restaurants, fitness centers, and event venues info available online at startup.choosewashingtonstate.com and at bit.ly/WorkingWA3 REGIONAL The Pierce County Energy Assistance Program pays heating bills directly to utility companies for eligible applicants Payments are based on household fuel […]

12/2: Wednesday Briefing

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STATE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, now states that individuals exposed to the coronavirus should quarantine 10 days instead of 2 full weeks if they do not develop symptoms. If those with potential exposure test negative, the quarantine period can be reduced to 7 days. Washington state health department is in […]

12/1: Tuesday Briefing

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STATE The governor and the Department of Health (DOH) have launched “WA Notify,” an anonymous exposure notification app whose aim is to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Washington residents who add WA Notify to their smartphones will be alerted if they spent time near another WA Notify user who later tests positive for COVID-19. […]

11/30: Monday Briefing & Reporte Semanal de COVID

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Today’s Daily Briefing is accompanied by the Reporte Semanal de COVID, a Spanish-language production of VT RadioUniversal, Latinx En Accion, and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.