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COVID-19: Helping All Seattle Residents Stay Informed

Today we want to help more Seattle residents stay informed about COVID-19 by sharing this excellent blog post by Joaquin Uy from the Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs which showcases community-reviewed translations of important Public Health recommendations as part of their mission to expand language access for Seattle residents:

image of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

On the Coronavirus Disease 2019 website of our partners at Public Health – Seattle & King County listed below, you’ll also find the Novel Coronavirus fact sheet one-pagers they have produced in 11 languages: Amharic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, English, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.


Where to get the most up-to-date public health information 

The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), DOH, and PHSKC have issued specific guidance to
help communities and businesses prepare. You can find guidance for the general
public, schools, workplaces and employers, travelers and health care
professionals as well as a more detailed Q&A here.   

As always, the public is
encouraged to call 2-1-1 if they see a person in need and should dial 9-1-1 in
the event of a medical emergency.