Public Health Information

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness. Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. Symptoms have been reported between two and 14 days from the date of exposure. There is currently no vaccine or approved treatment. As such, social distancing is the strongest tool in our collective toolbox to fight this pandemic. On May 4, Governor Inslee extended the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order to the end of May. The order requires every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity, and bans all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes. At the same time, the Governor announced a Safe Start plan that amends the original order. The modification allows for the state to begin reopening. On May 18, the Governor announced the restart of all medical services in Washington, including dental procedures. For updates on these orders and further information on the state’s response, visit Washington State’s COVID-19 Response Page.

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What We’re Doing

DSA is following recommendations issued by the King County Department of Public Health and direction from the Washington state governor’s office, including:

  • Postponing member meetings and events as well as outdoor park events. Please check our events calendar.
  • Asking employees who can work from home to do so.
  • Advising high-risk employees to stay home.
  • Performing essential cleaning services within downtown on a limited schedule, subject to change based on the guidance of public health officials.

To stay up-to-date, and for more information, visit King County’s website.

Questions may be directed to our Senior Research Manager, Elliott Krivenko, at elliottk@downtownseattle.org.