An update from our NAACP Health Chair, Phyllis D. Gearring-Anderson, on this current global pandemic:
Governor Inslee is reviewing the shelter in place (Stay Home/Stay Healthy) restrictions, but does not expect to make any changes before May 4, 2020.
New cases of the coronavirus (Covid -19) seem to be slowing, however with increased testing availability, it is expected to see increased cases. In King County, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders, Hispanic or Latinos, and African Americans are disproportionately impacted in this order.
Current Positive Cases:
Positive Cases Deaths
US 852, 47,750
WA 12,494 692
King 5449 379
Ethnicity and Race/100,000 (4/10/2020)
Hispanic or Latino 159.2
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 185.5
Native Indian or Alaskan 103.5
We all should continue to:
- Shelter in place
- Frequently hand wash
- Don't touch your face (eyes, nose, mouth)
- Social distance and limit gatherings to no more than 10
- Avoid sick people and don't leave your home if you are sick!