CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 6/2 roundup

With all that’s happening, the virus crisis continues too – here are the local toplines in our nightly roundup:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Public Health daily-summary dashboard:

*8,235 people have tested positive, 50 more than yesterday

*560 people have died, 3 more than yesterday

One week ago, those totals were 7,896 and 544.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find them here.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: Find them here.

MASKS ON THE JOB: From the state’s daily roundup of COVID-19-related news:

Which Mask for Which Task guidance was issued today by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health at the state’s Labor and Industries. Complete guidance for workers and businesses is found here. Beginning June 8, all employees will be required to wear a cloth facial covering, except when working alone in an office, vehicle, or at a job site, or when the job has no in-person interaction. Employers must provide cloth facial coverings to employees, unless their exposure dictates a higher level of protection under the Department of Labor and Industries’ safety and health rules and guidance. Employees may choose to wear their own facial coverings at work, provided it meets the minimum requirements.

NEED FOOD? Reminder – boxes of food, free, if you need some, 2-5 pm tomorrow and Friday at Food Lifeline in South Park.

HOW WILL SCHOOL RESUME? Before summer starts, schools/districts have to decide about fall. Here’s what’s under consderation for Seattle Public Schools.

AMAZING ART: During all these weeks of neighborhood walks, seeing sidewalk/window art has been heartening. Monibelle sent these photos of a sighting during one of her walks:

She reports that this was created by a 5th-grade Alki Elementary student named Stella.

GOT INFO? or text/voice 206-293-6302 – thank you!

9 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 6/2 roundup"

  • LG June 2, 2020 (10:04 pm)

    Stella is very talented, I love it.

  • newnative June 2, 2020 (10:13 pm)

    One thing we have noticed since the sharp increase in using sanitizing wipes and PPE is the abundance of trash that is all over. In the immediate aftermath of business shutdowns, quarantines and stay at home orders, the world seemed to marvel at the drops in air, noise and water pollution. People started talking optimistically about climate change and cleaning the environment. Somehow that seed has withered as people are buying up disposable masks and tossing them on the ground, there’s more single-use plastic than ever before and those disinfectant wipes-especially around Safeway grounds-just laying about. Someone tipped over a trash can in Hiawatha the other day and you wouldn’t believe how many full water bottles were there. It’s very disheartening to see the total disregard for the environment and our resources during this time of scarcity and need. 

    • Sunflower June 3, 2020 (11:05 pm)

      Yes, this is concerning me too. The air might be cleaner right now, but our environment and wildlife do not need to choke on disposable gloves and masks.

      What about organizing some regular trash pick up efforts?

  • drm June 3, 2020 (5:35 am)

    To the under 40s out there, who might be participating in the legal right to protest. Be careful, as you can see in the dashboard. There has been an uptick in cases under 40. The trend has now reversed from down to up.

    • Sunflower June 3, 2020 (11:12 pm)

      Thanks drm. Yes, masks and 6’ social distance would be good. I hope people participating will try to make these efforts and help keep the community well! Also if people aren’t feeling well, stay home, and find another way to speak up.

  • Sillygoose June 3, 2020 (8:07 am)

    The world needs more Stella’s.  Lovely art coming from what appears to be an understanding soul.  Get into politics Stella we need you!!

  • Mj June 3, 2020 (10:15 am)

    What happened to Social Distancing and the commentors concerned about people not maintaing their distance?  

    • AMD June 3, 2020 (12:39 pm)

      The mask guidance linked above references social distancing as it relates to your risk in the workplace and what kind of mask you should wear.  Sometimes the social distancing advice isn’t right out there in an obvious way, you have to click the links to see the details.

    • Sunflower June 3, 2020 (11:18 pm)

      People have had more time to adapt and adjust and hopefully it’s less of an issue now. I’ve noticed more people are wearing masks now too, while also social distancing

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