COVID-19 Updates: Inslee confirms June 30 reopening

With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting Bellevue for an prolonged time, native details about Bellevue’s response to the virus is posted on a devoted COVID-19 web page.

For details about easy methods to obtain assist or provide assist throughout the pandemic, go to our Enterprise Assets and Group Assets pages.

We are going to proceed to publish abstract updates on the thread beneath as significant adjustments to the state of affairs come up. 

June 29

Gov. Inslee confirmed that the state’s economic system will reopen on Wednesday, June 30, as deliberate, with companies returning to regular capability and operations.  

“As a result of people listened to science and stayed residence to remain wholesome, wore masks and received vaccinated, we will now safely absolutely reopen our state’s economic system and cultural facilities after 15 lengthy months,” the governor mentioned in a press release. “It hasn’t been simple, however I’m pleased with how Washingtonians got here collectively, persevered and sacrificed to combat this virus, and now we’re lastly in a spot that’s secure sufficient to finish this chapter.”

On Tuesday, June 29, King County formally lifted its masks mandate, which implies absolutely vaccinated residents are free to go with out face coverings outdoor and in most indoor areas. The county repealed its mandate after at the very least 70% of native eligible residents grew to become absolutely vaccinated.

June 24

Looking for to make sure that renters and landlords obtain help and sources which can be obtainable to them, Gov. Inslee introduced a “bridge” between the eviction moratorium and the housing stability packages put in place by the Legislature. The bridge is efficient July 1 by September 30. Starting Aug. 1, renters might be anticipated to pay full lease, decreased lease negotiated with their landlord, or actively search rental help funding. 

Could 13

With COVID-19 an infection charges declining as vaccination charges rise, Gov. Inslee introduced that the state is shifting towards a statewide June 30 reopening date. He additionally introduced that every one counties in Washington will transfer to Part Three of the Roadmap to Restoration reopening plan efficient Could 18. Efficient instantly, further actions might be allowed with fewer restrictions and elevated capability for teams of absolutely vaccinated individuals.

Could 4

Gov. Inslee introduced a two-week pause on motion within the Wholesome Washington: Roadmap to Restoration reopening plan. Beneath the pause, each county will stay in its present part. King county stays in Part 3. On the finish of two weeks, every county might be re-evaluated.

The governor famous current information urged Washington’s fourth wave has hit a plateau. This wave has been much less extreme than the three earlier ones, with rising case counts not resulting in a corresponding rise in deaths. Epidemiologists attribute the distinction to vaccinations, particularly amongst weak populations. Along with lowering the quantity of people that contract COVID-19, vaccinations reduce the severity of the illness for many who do get it, 

April 12

Gov. Jay Inslee introduced the rollback of three counties not assembly the Part Three Wholesome Washington metrics for reopening actions. The three counties returning to Part 2 are: Cowlitz County, Pierce County and Whitman County.

“These metric traits are pushed by the virus and we should proceed to do all the pieces we will to sharpen our focus and preserve COVID-19 exercise down,” mentioned Gov. Inslee. To be able to transfer down one part underneath the just lately up to date Wholesome Washington standards, a county should fail each metrics for case counts and hospitalizations. Beneath the earlier plan, a county solely wanted to fail one metric to maneuver again a part. The subsequent analysis of counties might be in three weeks, on Could 3.

March 31

Gov. Inslee introduced that efficient April 15, all Washingtonians over the age of 16 might be eligible to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination. On March 31, vaccine eligibility opened to individuals in Part 1B tiers Three and 4. Particulars at Bellevue Vaccines.

March 12

Gov. Inslee Friday introduced he’ll concern an emergency proclamation early subsequent week forcing all of Washington’s faculty districts to supply Ok-12 college students the selection to return to their school rooms. By April 5, all college students in kindergarten by the sixth grade should be given the selection to return to school rooms, and by April 19, all different Ok-12 college students will need to have the identical choice, in response to the proclamation. Particulars

The Bellevue Faculty District started returning Ok-2 college students to varsities for at the very least some in-person studying beginning in January.  

March 11

Gov. Jay Inslee introduced Thursday that your entire state will enter Part Three of the Wholesome Washington: Roadmap to Restoration. Efficient Monday, March 22, in-person spectators might be allowed for skilled and highschool sports activities. Spectators might be allowed to attend out of doors venues with everlasting seating with capability capped at 25%. Social distancing and facial masking are nonetheless required.

Moreover, the governor introduced that beginning Wednesday, March 17, everybody in Tier 2 might be eligible for his or her COVID vaccine. This contains staff in agriculture, meals processing, grocery shops, public transit, firefighters and regulation enforcement, amongst others. Tier 2 additionally contains individuals over the age of 16 who’re pregnant or have a incapacity that places them at high-risk. Particulars

March 9

Adopting steerage from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, the state Division of Well being introduced that absolutely vaccinated individuals can collect indoors unmasked with: 1) different absolutely vaccinated individuals in personal residences; 2) unvaccinated individuals from one different family in personal residences, except any of these individuals or anybody they dwell with has an elevated danger for extreme sickness from COVID-19.

March 2

Gov. Inslee visited Phantom Lake Elementary Faculty and introduced on the identical day that educators and licensed childcare staff can be added to Washington’s present COVID-19 vaccine-eligible part, 1B-1. To search out out extra in regards to the state’s vaccine phases and course of for getting a COVID-19 vaccine, go to the vaccine web page from Seattle – King County Public Well being.

Feb. 19

Gov. Inslee introduced he signed Home Invoice 1368 at the moment, which appropriates $2.2 billion in federal funding to answer the persevering with COVID-19 pandemic. The laws takes impact instantly and gives funding for:

  • $714 million in help for Ok-12 faculties
  • $618 million for public well being’s response to COVID, together with testing, investigation and phone tracing; and funding for vaccination efforts
  • $365 million for emergency eviction, rental and utility help
  • $240 million for enterprise help grants
  • $50 million for little one care
  • $26 million for meals banks and different meals packages 
  • $91 million for earnings help, together with $65 million for reduction for the state’s immigrant inhabitants

Jan. 28

Gov. Inslee introduced a number of adjustments to the state’s Wholesome Washington — Roadmap to Restoration that can permit King, Pierce and Snohomish counties to maneuver into Part 2 of the plan on Feb. 1. Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific and Thurston counties are additionally being given the inexperienced gentle to maneuver to Part 2.

Gov. Inslee adjusted the plan in each the analysis standards for areas to maneuver from Part 1 to Part 2 and the timeframe through which areas can progress. The development is contingent on whether or not their metrics proceed their optimistic traits and areas now should meet three of 4 standards associated to COVID-19 instances and hospitalizations as an alternative of needing to fulfill all 4.

Jan. 18

Gov. Jay Inslee introduced an up to date statewide vaccine distribution plan to extend the variety of Washingtonians vaccinated and set up infrastructure able to mass vaccinations within the coming months. With the expanded distribution system, the state set a aim of vaccinating 45,000 Washingtonians per day.

Jan. 6

The state Division of Well being launched a COVID-19 vaccine timeline, with particulars in regards to the first part. Info on phases 2, Three and Four will comply with.

Jan. 5

Gov. Jay Inslee introduced “Wholesome Washington — Roadmap to Restoration,” a brand new COVID-19 phased restoration plan starting Jan. 11. The plan follows a regional restoration method with each area starting in Part 1 and required to fulfill a mixture of metrics earlier than shifting to Part 2. There are solely two phases on this plan and all areas might be in Part 1 on Jan. 11. Part 1, for probably the most half, aligns with restrictions at present in place for many counties,

Dec. 30

Gov. Jay Inslee introduced a one-week extension of the “Keep Protected–Keep Wholesome” proclamation, together with the statewide restrictions imposed. The extension of the statewide restrictions will now expire on January 11, 2021. No adjustments have been made within the proclamation other than the expiration date. An up to date reopening plan might be launched subsequent week. 

Dec. 27

President Donald Trump signed a federal pandemic reduction bundle late Sunday night time, which incorporates extensions to unemployment advantages. Gov. Jay Inslee introduced earlier that the state would present funding for nearly 100,000 Washingtonians who would have misplaced federal Pandemic Unemployment Help advantages if the president had not signed the invoice. 

The federal authorities missed the deadline for the extension, so there may nonetheless be a delay in federal funds, which means the “bridge” funds from the state degree will nonetheless be significant for unemployed Washingtonians.

Dec, 23

Gov. Jay Inslee at the moment introduced he’ll prolong the eviction moratorium to March 31. The eviction moratorium was set to run out on Dec. 31.

Dec. 13

Gov. Jay Inslee introduced the authorization of the primary COVID-19 vaccine by a multi-state workgroup of vaccine specialists after the FDA and CDC granted their preliminary authorization to the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

“I’m happy that the Western States Workgroup gave their unanimous suggestion to the vaccine final night time and encourages fast use of the vaccine in our states,” Inslee mentioned throughout a press convention Sunday morning. “It can’t come quickly sufficient – with Washington closing in on 200,000 whole COVID instances and approaching 3,000 deaths – this assist is far wanted to stop additional an infection, hospitalization and lack of life.”

The Western States Workgroup, comprised of vaccine specialists from Washington, California, Oregon and Nevada, have been assembly to evaluation the info and evaluation to make sure the security and efficacy of all vaccines federally approved.

Dec. 8

With an infection charges persevering with to rise throughout the state, Gov. Inslee extends restrictions on indoor eating, gyms and personal social gatherings to Jan. 4. The governor’s unique emergency order, issued Nov. 15, referred to as for a ban on indoor eating, Indoor gatherings with individuals exterior of an individual’s family and closure of gyms and museums by Dec. 14. 

Dec. 2

The state made obtainable at the moment a 3rd spherical of COVID-19 enterprise grants for Washington small companies. The funding bundle makes use of $50 million in CARES Act funds to help enterprise grants of as much as $20,000. Companies that apply by Dec. 11 might be given precedence. As well as, one other $20 million might be given to eligible companies which have already utilized for COVID-19 resiliency grants from the state however didn’t obtain funding. Companies can apply on the state’s Commerce Division web site and e-mail or by calling the state’s hotline at 360-725-5003 with questions or help requests. As well as, Bellevue affords many help sources, together with assist by the applying course of in a number of languages by their technical help program.

Nov. 15

In a Sunday press convention, Gov. Jay Inslee introduced a tightening of COVID-19 well being restrictions beginning Monday for many rollbacks, together with a ban on indoor social gatherings except particular circumstances are met, no indoor eating is allowed and out of doors eating or gatherings are restricted to 5 individuals or much less, grocery and retail shops are required to restrict occupancy to 25% and non secular gatherings are restricted to 25% capability or 200 individuals, whichever is much less. All the brand new restrictions go into impact Monday, Nov. 16, aside from these for bars and eating places, which go into impact no later than Wednesday, Nov. 18.

“This isn’t perpetually, that is just for now,” mentioned Gov. Inslee throughout the convention. “We have to maintain this pandemic down till the cavalry arrives…inaction will not be an choice.” In reference to the “cavalry”, Gov. Inslee talked about that work on making a vaccine obtainable is seeing promising outcomes. Infectious illness specialist Dr. George Diaz of Windfall Regional Medical Heart in Everett spoke throughout the convention about hoping that vaccine distribution can start within the subsequent month or two.

The restrictions don’t prolong to varsities, childcare or courts. Additionally they prohibit receptions for weddings or funerals and ceremonies are restricted to 30 individuals. Workplaces should permit staff to earn a living from home if attainable.

Gov. Inslee additionally introduced additional reduction for companies within the type of a further $50 million in enterprise grants and loans to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions. 

In Washington, file optimistic case counts have occurred for quite a few days in a row, with greater than 2200 new instances reported Nov. 14 and that file was anticipated to be damaged once more on Nov. 15. The restrictions introduced at the moment are set to run out Dec. 14 except prolonged or revoked earlier. 

Nov. 13

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a journey advisory for Washington at the moment, recommending a 14-day quarantine for interstate and worldwide journey, and asks residents to remain near residence. Inslee joined California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in urging guests getting into their states or returning residence from journey exterior these states to self-quarantine to gradual the unfold of the virus. 

Nov. 12

Gov. Jay Inslee held a dwell deal with the place he implored Washingtonians to maintain vacation gatherings this 12 months to solely individuals inside your fast family. He additionally mentioned to anticipate additional adjustments to our present well being restrictions associated to COVID-19 within the coming days. The newest details about COVID-19 may be discovered on

“Circumstances have doubled in final two weeks; we’re in as harmful a place as we have been in March,” mentioned Gov. Inslee. “We can’t wait till a hospital’s halls are full of gurneys earlier than we take decisive motion.”

As of Nov. 12, the quantity of people that have examined optimistic for COVID-19 in Bellevue totaled 1,359, with 153 being hospitalized (11.3% of optimistic instances) and 42 individuals dying from the illness (3.1% of optimistic instances.) In King County, there have been 622 new instances as of yesterday with 19 extra hospitalizations and 10 new deaths.

Oct. 28

Right now the Washington State Division of Well being (DOH) launched the newest statewide state of affairs report on COVID-19 transmission, which reveals a normal rise within the depth of the epidemic in each western and jap Washington.

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a “Keep Protected – Vote Protected” proclamation this week adjusting COVID-19 necessities for voters and for voting service operations.

As of Oct. 28, the quantity of people that have examined optimistic for COVID-19 in Bellevue totaled 1,136, with 142 being hospitalized (12.5% of optimistic instances) and 42 individuals dying from the illness (3.7% of optimistic instances.)

Oct. 22

The Washington Division of Well being reported the 100,000th Washingtonian recognized with COVID-19, noting, “This a tragic and sobering milestone.” Discover a record of free testing websites right here: being/covid-19.aspx

In the meantime, this week Gov. Jay Inslee issued up to date COVID-19 steerage for quite a few populations. He first issued a proclamation establishing further security tips for greater training establishments and dwelling amenities, together with limitations on the variety of residents who might share a sleeping space, limitations on the variety of individuals in widespread areas, and necessities for all individuals in widespread areas to put on a masks and stay socially distanced. The governor additionally introduced up to date steerage for non secular and religion based mostly organizations together with clarification that bodily distancing between non-household members should be six toes in all instructions. The updates additionally allow temporary bodily contact amongst as much as 5 people, excluding non secular leaders, if the temporary contact is a crucial part to the group’s non secular service.

Gov. Inslee additionally introduced the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Aid Fund is now open for purposes. The reduction fund will present $40 million in federal funds allotted by the state to help Washington staff who miss work because of COVID-19, however are unable to entry federal stimulus packages and different social helps because of their immigration standing.

As of Oct. 22, the quantity of people that have examined optimistic for COVID-19 in Bellevue totaled 1,112, with 137 being hospitalized (12.3% of optimistic instances) and 42 individuals dying from the illness (3.8% of optimistic instances.)

Oct. 14

Gov. Inslee introduced the extensions of the eviction moratorium and public utility proclamations as COVID-19 continues to impression the funds of Washingtonians statewide. Each proclamations have been prolonged to December 31.

As of Oct. 14, the quantity of people that have examined optimistic for COVID-19 in Bellevue totaled 1,060, with 135 being hospitalized (12.7% of optimistic instances) and 42 individuals dying from the illness (4% of optimistic instances.)

Oct. 6

Gov. Inslee introduced a number of updates to Washington’s Protected Begin reopening plan. The adjustments search to align steerage and changes to laws of a number of industries and actions together with libraries, film theaters, eating places, actual property, retail, weddings, and plenty of leisure actions.

Two extra new COVID-19 testing websites are opening in south King County, in response to Seattle – King County Public Well being.

As of Oct. 6, the quantity of people that have examined optimistic for COVID-19 in Bellevue totaled 1,016, with 133 being hospitalized (13.1% of optimistic instances) and 42 individuals dying from the illness (4.1% of optimistic instances.)

Sept. 18

The charges of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths have been lowering since early August in King County and Bellevue, as faculties function remotely and residents proceed to restrict publicity underneath Part 2 of the state “Protected Begin” plan. Bellevue Metropolis Corridor, Mini Metropolis Corridor and group facilities stay closed. Digital Metropolis Council conferences are held just about. See COVID-19, COVID-19 Group Assets and COVID-19 Enterprise/Nonprofit Assets for particulars on metropolis providers.

There have been 55 instances within the county per 100,000 residents during the last 14 days, persevering with the six-week pattern down from 116 instances on July 25. The goal for shifting to Part Three is lower than 25 new instances per 100,000 residents over 14 days. The variety of checks and pace of testing stay beneath the targets, however the an infection charge (0.6) and lowering hospitalizations and deaths all meet targets.

As of Sept. 17, the quantity of people that have examined optimistic for COVID-19 in Bellevue totaled 957, with 126 being hospitalized and 41 dying from the illness. The charges of an infection, hospitalization and dying have been all beneath the county charges.

Sept. 16

Gov. Jay Inslee introduced up to date steerage for weddings and funerals as a part of Washington’s Protected Begin phased reopening plan. The replace permits marriage ceremony and funeral receptions to renew, so long as they meet particular necessities for occupancy limits, desk sizes and social distancing and masks.

Aug. 19

The Metropolis Council launched a video public service announcement urging residents to “take the coronavirus to activity by carrying a masks.” All seven council members made temporary selfie movies, which Bellevue TV edited collectively into the PSA.

Aug. 18

The Metropolis Council approved using $185,000 in federal CARES Act funding for a brand new Small Enterprise Aid Grant program. Allocated to Bellevue by the King County Aid Fund, this system gives $5,000 grants to small, Bellevue-owned companies and humanities organizations to assist overcome COVID-19 enterprise disruptions. 

Aug. 5

Gov. Inslee introduced new suggestions from the state Division of Well being relating to private and non-private education. If the overall variety of new instances over a 14-day interval is 75 or extra, state well being officers strongly suggest distance studying for many college students and cancellation or postponement of in-person extracurricular actions.  In King County, there have been 91 new instances within the 14 days previous Aug. 5.

The Bellevue Faculty District already had a fall planning discussion board scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 6.

Aug. 4

The reopening of the Bellevue Aquatic Heart for visits by appointment on Wednesday, Aug. 5 is introduced.

July 30

The town expanded its web site chatbot, so the AI assistant has solutions in a number of languages. Situated on the house web page, the chatbot shortly directs customers to COVID-19-related info and sources. It has seen important use because it was launched in Could.

As of July 29, 682 Bellevue residents have examined optimistic for COVID-19 this 12 months, with 40 deaths, in response to Public Well being – Seattle & King County. The variety of infections has continued to surge in Bellevue in July. 

July 23

Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Well being John Wiesman introduced adjustments to the state’s steerage and laws round eating places, bars, and health facilities, in addition to weddings and funerals. The adjustments can even have an effect on household leisure facilities, film theaters and card rooms. The adjustments goal actions that information have proven present the next danger of COVID-19 publicity and are in response to the rising numbers of COVID-19 instances within the state. 

Along with these adjustments, Wiesman introduced an growth of his face coverings order that can go into impact Saturday, July 25.
The growth would require face coverings in all widespread areas, reminiscent of elevators, hallways and shared areas in residence buildings, college housing and inns, in addition to congregate setting reminiscent of nursing properties.

July 22

As native companies proceed to adapt their operations as a part of the state’s Protected Begin reopening plan, the town is extending further help to eating places on and close to Essential Avenue, providing them to make use of avenue parking spots in some instances for further seating.

As of July 21, 604 Bellevue residents had examined optimistic for COVID-19, with 37 deaths, in response to Public Well being – Seattle & King County. As elsewhere within the state, the variety of instances in Bellevue has been rising in July. 

July 14

Gov. Jay Inslee at the moment prolonged the pause on shifting any county to the following part in Washington’s Protected Begin plan till at the very least July 28.  

July 2

Gov. Jay Inslee and Sec. of Well being John Wiesman at the moment introduced a statewide requirement for companies to require face coverings of all staff and prospects. Beneath this proclamation, companies might not serve any buyer, providers or items, if they don’t adjust to the state-wide face masking order. The extension is available in response to rising case counts in counties throughout the state.

June 27

Gov. Jay Inslee and Sec. John Wiesman introduced the Washington State Division of Well being is placing a pause on counties shifting to Part Four although the “Protected Begin” phased method. Rising instances throughout the state and issues about continued unfold of the COVID virus have made Part 4, which might primarily imply no restrictions, unimaginable at the moment. Eight counties have been eligible to maneuver from Part Three to Part Four earlier than the pause. 

June 26

After every week in Part 2 of the Protected Begin phased reopening plan for the state, Public Well being – Seattle & King County reported that instances in King County are growing, however hospital capability continues to be satisfactory.

June 23

Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Well being John Wiesman at the moment introduced a statewide obligatory face masking order that can take impact Friday, June 26. King County has had a masks order in impact since Could 18, however after reviews of instances growing in further counties, the governor and Wiesman prolonged the face masking requirement to incorporate your entire state of Washington. Masks are to be worn in all indoor public areas and out of doors public areas the place bodily distancing of six toes will not be attainable. There are exceptions for younger youngsters and people with disabilities who’ve issue carrying masks or speaking with them on.

June 19

King County introduced it has been accepted to maneuver to Part 2 of Washington’s Protected Begin plan. Abstract particulars of what’s allowed in every part is on the state’s web site. 

As native companies start to increase their operations inside the state’s Protected Begin reopening plan, Bellevue’s financial growth group has adjusted its help for retailers and eating places to assist companies adapt their operations by every part of the reopening plan. Assist contains clarifying laws, offering step-by-step guides and rushing allow turnaround occasions.

June 17

Public Well being – Seattle & King County, the Metropolis of Seattle and the Washington State Workplace of Superintendent of Public Instruction are launching new efforts to attach households in have to meals sources because the demand for meals sources continues to extend on account of COVID-19, together with a map of free  emergency meals sources throughout King County.

Public Well being now has elevated availability totally free COVID-19 testing, providing entry to testing info, FAQs and a map of testing places.

June 12

The Parks & Group Companies Division introduced that it will not be presenting any main occasions such because the Household 4th or Motion pictures within the Park by August, to adjust to social distancing directives.

June 8

Public Well being – Seattle & King County reported that as of June 8, there had been a complete of 437 confirmed instances of COVID-19 in Bellevue, Three greater than June 7, with 36 deaths.

Bellevue Utilities reminds companies resuming actions at their places of work to flush the water system within the constructing. To make it simpler for individuals to train safely, the Transportation Division expanded its Wholesome Streets program on June 5. 

June 7

On June 5, King County moved to a modified Part 1 (or “Part 1.5”) of the state’s Protected Begin plan, which permits:

  • Eating places providing out of doors eating at 50% capability and indoor eating at 25% capability
  • In-store retail at 15% capability, with visits of not more than 30 minutes
  • Health studios outdoor with not more than 5 purchasers or indoors with no a couple of shopper
  • Private providers (i.e. nail salons, barbers, and many others.) at not more than 25% capability
  • Skilled providers at not more than 25% workplace capability

King County has extra info on allowable enterprise operations and related necessities. 

June 3

Gov. Jay Inslee prolonged the eviction moratorium in Wash. Extra state updates can be found at

Based on Public Well being – Seattle & King County, there are 425 confirmed instances of COVID-19 in Bellevue with 35 deaths.

Could 31

Gov. Jay Inslee introduced the Keep Dwelling, Keep Wholesome would expire, changing it with the Protected Begin Proclamation, guided by Washington’s phased method to opening.

Could 25

Gov. Jay Inslee launched a press release after the Washington State Division of Well being introduced further counties are eligible to maneuver to Part 2 underneath the Protected Begin plan.

“We’re making good progress as we proceed to open Washington in segments. At present, one-third of our state is now eligible to maneuver into Part 2,” he mentioned.

Public Well being – Seattle & King County introduced that extra places for COVID-19 testing can be found for free of charge all through King County, and urged anybody experiencing even delicate signs to be examined straight away.

Based on Public Well being – Seattle & King County, there are 405 confirmed instances of COVID-19 in Bellevue with 34 deaths.

Could 20

Public Well being – Seattle & King County has created a brand new set of information instruments that present among the broader social, financial, and general well being and well-being impacts in King County throughout COVID-19. The brand new information dashboard has key matters together with unemployment, housing and meals wants, web entry, household violence, melancholy, and having medical insurance. You may view the complete vary of information dashboards obtainable right here.

Based on Public Well being – Seattle & King County, there are 396 confirmed instances of COVID-19 in Bellevue with 32 deaths.

Could 18

The Metropolis of Bellevue has been made conscious of id theft and fraud associated to Washington State unemployment advantages. Imposters use a sufferer’s private info to file a fraudulent unemployment profit declare and try to gather on that declare. Assets for reporting id theft and, particularly, unemployment fraud, can be found at:

Gov. Jay Inslee introduced the restart of all medical providers in Washington, together with dental providers, elective procedures and preventive providers.

The Public Well being – Seattle & King County face masking directive went into impact at the moment, Could 18, and the company launched extra info for the general public.

Based on Public Well being – Seattle & King County, there have been 390 confirmed instances of COVID-19 in Bellevue with 30 deaths.

Could 14

Public Well being – Seattle & King County on Could 13 started recommending anybody with signs or who has been in shut contact with somebody who has COVID-19 be examined straight away. Anybody experiencing even delicate COVID-like signs ought to isolate themselves from others and name their physician or nurse line.

Extra docs have testing kits, and anybody with two or extra of the next signs must be examined: cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle ache, headache, sore throat, lack of style or odor. Individuals who do not have an everyday well being care supplier are inspired to name the King County COVID-19 name heart (206-477-3977), which is open 7 days every week, Eight a.m.–7 p.m. 

Additionally, beginning Could 18, individuals are directed to put on a face masking after they are at any indoor or out of doors public house the place they could also be inside 6 toes of different individuals.

Could 12

Gov. Jay Inslee introduced the launch of a statewide contact tracing plan at the moment that can permit extra companies to open and extra individuals to be energetic in public whereas serving to to gradual and forestall the unfold of COVID-19. The gov. additionally issued steerage for partially resuming restricted in-store retail and manufacturing operations for counties granted variance underneath the Protected Begin Part 2 Plan.

Based on Public Well being – Seattle & King County, there have been 373 confirmed instances of COVID-19 in Bellevue as of Could 10, with 29 deaths.

Could 11

The town and the Bellevue Downtown Affiliation introduced that this 12 months’s Bellevue Household 4th celebration can be canceled because of COVID-19.

Public Well being – Seattle & King County issued a brand new Well being Officer Directive strongly urging face coverings in all indoor public locations together with grocery shops and different companies, in addition to exterior settings the place sustaining six toes of social distancing is tough.

Gov. Jay Inslee issued steerage at the moment for partially resuming the dine-in restaurant and tavern business for counties granted variance underneath the Protected Begin Part 2 restoration plan laid out final week. Some counties have been cleared to maneuver by the restoration phases at an accelerated tempo, however most counties will transfer from one part to a different after at the very least three weeks.

Based on Public Well being – Seattle & King County, there have been 372 confirmed instances of COVID-19 in Bellevue as of Could 10, with 29 deaths.

Could 8

With the primary part of the governor’s “Protected Begin” rest of social distancing measures now in impact, the Bellevue Golf Course reopened on Tuesday, Could 5. The Crossroads Par Three course is about to open on Saturday, Could 9.  The Transportation Division on Thursday, Could 7, launched a Wholesome Streets pilot, closing parts of Southeast Fourth Avenue and 165/166th avenues Northeast to non-local car site visitors so neighborhood residents can stroll and bike extra.

Based on Public Well being – Seattle & King County, there have been 364 confirmed instances of COVID-19 in Bellevue as of Could 7, with 24 deaths.

Could 1

Gov. Inslee prolonged the Keep Dwelling – Keep Wholesome Order till Could 31, releasing particulars on a phased method to step by step lifting sure points of the order within the coming weeks.

Public Well being – Seattle & King County launched information displaying racial inequities amongst COVID-19 instances and now embody a COVID-19 Race/Ethnicity Dashboard up to date weekly to observe this information.

Public Well being reported 6,407 confirmed COVID-19 instances (99 new) and 449 deaths (Three new) in King County. In Bellevue, Public Well being reviews 323 optimistic instances with 23 deaths.

April 29

Gov. Inslee shared information getting used to assist decide when and easy methods to greatest raise restrictions underneath the Keep Dwelling – Keep Wholesome Order, particulars of which might be introduced on Could 1. He additionally clarified prior-announced lifting of sure restrictions round building and elective surgical procedures.

The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention has added six objects to its record of signs for COVID-19. Learn extra from Public Well being.

Public Well being – Seattle & King County reported 6,308 confirmed instances (126 new) of COVID-19 in King County with 446 deaths (10 new.) In Bellevue, Public Well being reviews 318 optimistic instances with 23 deaths.

April 27

Gov. Inslee introduced at the moment a partial re-opening of some out of doors recreation actions, with applicable security precautions, beginning Could 5, 2020.

In a press launch, Public Well being mentioned the decline of latest instances was slowing, elevating issues that stress-free social distancing measures too quickly may trigger an uptick in virus transmission. 

“We’ve executed an excellent job in King County suppressing transmission of COVID-19 and that’s largely as a result of nice work of our group in staying residence and distancing to the extent attainable,” mentioned Dr. Jeff Duchin, Well being Officer for Public Well being – Seattle & King County. “Nonetheless, we nonetheless have manner too many instances occurring every day. Which means we’re weak to a rebound that would probably overwhelm our healthcare system if we prematurely ease up on our distancing steps.”

Public Well being – Seattle & King County reported 5,990 confirmed instances (78 new) of COVID-19 in King County with 416 deaths (9 new.) In Bellevue, Public Well being reviews 301 optimistic instances with 22 deaths.

April 24

Gov. Inslee introduced that “low-risk” building — the place strict social-distancing guidelines may very well be maintained on-site — can be allowed. The state has particulars.

Public Well being Seattle & KIng County reported that as of April 23, there have been 290 confirmed instances of novel coronavirus in Bellevue, with 21 deaths.

April 22

The Bellevue Metropolis Council handed an ordinance throughout their digital assembly on April 20 to increase the expiration dates of constructing allow purposes and permits already issued for a further 180 days. The ordinance is in response to the halt of most business and residential building tasks because of needed COVID-19 precautions. Extra info may be discovered underneath Growth Companies.

Gov. Jay Inslee and Legal professional Basic Bob Ferguson launched a joint assertion at the moment in response to some Washington state officers’ disregard for the governor’s “Keep Dwelling, Keep Wholesome” order. 

Public Well being reported 5,449 (70 new) instances of COVID-19 in King County and 379 deaths (7 new).   

April 20

The cities of Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond and Renton at the moment launched (re)STARTUP425, a collaborative effort to attach Eastside small enterprise homeowners, nonprofit leaders and sole proprietors with obtainable enterprise help sources throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This system is obtainable in a number of languages and gives one-on-one technical consultations on enterprise monetary help packages, a calendar of related webinars and different sources.

Public Well being – Seattle & King County introduced that COVID-19 instances throughout the county’s homeless residents and amongst homelessness providers staff is rising. 112 individuals in these populations have examined optimistic and 70 individuals are at present staying in King County isolation and quarantine amenities. One particular person being handled at a King County isolation and quarantine website has died. 

Public Well being reported 5,293 (121 new) instances of COVID-19 in King County and 360 deaths (14 new).   

April 16

In a information convention, Gov. Jay Inslee mentioned, “We now have bent the curve down,” relating to the unfold of the coronavirus in Washington. Nonetheless, he mentioned his “Keep Dwelling, Keep Wholesome” order will stay in impact till the an infection charge continues to lower and the state’s testing and phone tracing capability will increase dramatically.

Public Well being reported 4,809 (112 new) instances of COVID-19 in King County and 320 deaths (eight new). 

April 15

To guard the well being of prisoners jeopardized by lack of social distancing in state prisons, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation and commutation order that enables the early launch of sure weak populations, together with nonviolent people because of be launched throughout the coming weeks and months.

Public Well being reported 4,697 (77 new) instances of COVID-19 in King County and 312 deaths (9 new). 

April 14

The Metropolis of Bellevue has closed entry to the parking tons in Downtown Park to discourage individuals from driving to a vacation spot park exterior of their native neighborhood. The park continues to be open for many who dwell or work close by and may stroll to the park. Accessible parking areas are additionally nonetheless obtainable within the south car parking zone of the park. 

Gov. Jay Inslee issued three new proclamations associated to felony statutes, business driver’s licenses and garnishments in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Public Well being reported 4,620 (71 new) optimistic instances of COVID-19 in King County and 303 deaths (7 new). 

April 13

Right now, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown introduced an settlement on a shared imaginative and prescient for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 into the longer term. 

The governor additionally launched a proclamation giving high-risk staff protections from COVID-19 with out jeopardizing their jobs.

Public Well being – Seattle & King County reiterated over the weekend the significance of continuous social distancing measures and never stress-free the protocols too quickly. Additionally they introduced that two extra COVID-19 medical help websites are actually operational, one in Shoreline for evaluation and restoration and one at Harborview Corridor for isolation and restoration.

Sixty-six individuals are at present staying in King County isolation and quarantine amenities.

Public Well being reported 4,549 (123 new) optimistic instances of COVID-19 in King County and 296 deaths (4 new). 

April 9

Mayor Lynne Robinson joined the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Membership because it delivered 300 meals to employees at Overlake Medical Heart this week, praising the Rotary for supporting native eating places and displaying help for medical professionals doing the work of heroes at the moment.

The Parks & Group Companies Division reminded residents to take care of social distancing at parks, particularly Robinswood Park, the place there’s a canine corral. 

Public Well being – Seattle & King County provided ideas for individuals going to needed medical appointments. Every time attainable, drive your self or have a pal or member of the family provide you with a journey in a private car to attenuate publicity to others. Guarantee everybody within the automobile wears a masks, enhance airflow as a lot as attainable by placing the home windows down, and clear and disinfect all surfaces earlier than and after the journey.

Public Well being reported 3,886 (198 new) optimistic instances of COVID-19 in King County and 258 deaths (14 new). 

April 8

Right now, Bellevue Police held a digital group discussion board to handle questions and issues from Bellevue’s Asian-American group associated to public security and COVID-19. The content material was interpreted into Mandarin Chinese language throughout the dwell occasion. A replay of the occasion will air on Bellevue Tv Cable Channel 21 April 9 at 3 p.m. and is additionally obtainable on demand at

Additionally this week, Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson signed two proclamations associated to our group response to COVID-19. One proclamation requested the group to face collectively in opposition to hate and bias, particularly because it pertains to stigma surrounding the COVID-19 virus. The opposite proclamation was to understand and help the work being executed by Overlake Medical Heart employees within the combat in opposition to COVID-19.

Right now, Public Well being – Seattle & King County reported 3,688 (202 new) optimistic instances of COVID-19 in King County and 244 deaths (14 new.) 

April 7

Gov. Jay Inslee at the moment introduced further steps to assist mitigate the financial impacts of COVID-19 for small companies, together with grants, resiliency help, and forgivable loans.

Public Well being – Seattle & King County introduced extra COVID-19 sources obtainable in a number of languages, together with:

  • Reality sheet obtainable in 21 languages on the COVID-19 homepage
  • Steerage for important companies in Chinese language, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese
  • WA State Division of Well being’s COVID-19 webpages in Chinese language, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • U.S. CDC’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpages in Spanish, Chinese language, Vietnamese, Korean

Public Well being reported 3,486 instances of COVID-19 (155 new) and 230 deaths (8 new) in King County as of 11:59 p.m. April 6.

April 6

Gov. Jay Inslee introduced that he was extending the statewide closure of on-site instruction for private and non-private Ok-12 faculties by the tip of this faculty 12 months in June. Training might resume by distance studying for the rest of the college 12 months. The Bellevue Faculty District additionally made an announcement in response to the extension.

Public Well being – Seattle & King County reported 3,331 instances of COVID-19 (164 new) and 222 deaths (14 new) in King County.

April 4-5

Over the weekend, Public Well being – Seattle & King County urged county residents to proceed supporting the important perform of blood donation by the pandemic. In a information launch, Public Well being mentioned “Social distancing directives have meant the cancellation of the college and employer blood drives that keep the native blood provide, placing our native blood provide in peril of collapse.” 

Public Well being – Seattle & King County reported 3,167 instances of COVID-19 (269 new) and 208 deaths (Eight new) in King County as of April 5.

April 3

“I thanks on your half in supporting the long-term well being and security of our group whereas we proceed to work as a metropolis to alleviate the pressures the place we will and promote a powerful, cohesive and resilient group,” Mayor Lynne Robinson instructed residents within the wake of Gov. Inslee’s extension of the “Keep Dwelling, Keep Wholesome” order.

Public Well being – Seattle & King County reported 2,787 COVID-19 instances (131 new) in Washington and 186 deaths (11 new) as of April 3.

April 2

Gov. Jay Inslee introduced an extension of his “Keep Dwelling, Keep Wholesome” order to Could 4. The Metropolis of Bellevue introduced on March 31 that it was additionally extending the Metropolis Corridor closure till additional discover.

In the meantime, Public Well being – Seattle & King County mentioned in a information launch they have been lowering shelter concentrations by shifting individuals to native inns. The inns usually are not isolation or quarantine websites; this motion is shifting people who find themselves presumed to be effectively into much less concentrated dwelling quarters.

Public Well being is reporting the next confirmed instances and deaths because of COVID-19 in King County by 11:59 p.m. on April 1: 2,656 confirmed optimistic instances (up 175 from yesterday) and 175 confirmed deaths (up 11 from yesterday.)

April 1

Public Well being – Seattle & King County launched useful info in a number of languages for managers, employees, and residents of residence buildings, condominiums, and related residential communities detailing a very powerful info at present obtainable associated to COVID-19 and the governor’s “Keep Dwelling, Keep Wholesome” order. 

Public Well being additionally gave additional details about using masks of their every day press launch:

  • Medical masks must be reserved for healthcare suppliers who’re on the entrance traces working to guard us all. We now have had shortages of these masks – and it is critically necessary that our healthcare staff have the gear they should do their jobs.
  • Non-medical masks use (e.g., selfmade cloth masks) doesn’t change the necessity to comply with steerage to remain residence and restrict our contact with others. It doesn’t change frequent handwashing, avoiding touching the face, and staying away from people who find themselves sick. These are a very powerful steps to stop the unfold of COVID-19 sickness.

King County Government Dow Constantine introduced an extension for the first-half 2020 property tax deadline to June 1. This government order solely applies to particular person residential and business taxpayers who pay property taxes themselves.

The governor addressed the general public to ask companies to do what they will to assist innovate, be a part of forces, and assist manufacture medical private protecting gear for important staff and emergency responders if in a position. He launched an inventory of wanted provides and extra particulars on easy methods to assist.

March 31

The Metropolis of Bellevue introduced it will proceed the closure of Metropolis Corridor and different metropolis amenities to public, in-person entry till additional discover. A information launch particulars the closure extension and lists obtainable telephone and on-line sources for important metropolis providers.

Additionally at the moment, Gov. Jay Inslee and Charlie Clark, director of the state Division of Monetary Establishments introduced the state is taking steps to help distressed Washington householders who’re unable to make their mortgage funds because of COVID-19 (coronavirus) restrictions. DFI’s steerage to corporations servicing mortgages in Washington urges them to work with householders adversely impacted by COVID-19, together with fee forbearance for many who want it. 

March 30

Gov. Jay Inslee introduced steerage at the moment for state and native enforcement of his current “Keep Dwelling, Keep Wholesome” order. The state has created a one-stop on-line type for reporting companies probably violating orders and is offering steerage to native regulation enforcement on implementing bans on gatherings of people.

Bellevue Police introduced this week they’re taking reviews of potential violations of the governor’s order by the already-existing resident useful resource app referred to as MyBellevue, obtainable free from the app retailer in your cellular system. Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett was on the governor’s name to reply questions and deal with the function of regulation enforcement because it pertains the the governor’s “Keep Dwelling, Keep Wholesome” order.

“To ensure that us to alleviate the potential strain on the 911 system, we got here up with a instrument for the general public to report incidents as they deem needed.” mentioned Chief Mylett on the decision. “…we’re not taking down names, we’re not arresting or citing individuals, we’re not detaining individuals. All this [tool] is getting used for is for the general public to report one thing after which as our officers develop into obtainable between greater precedence calls, we are going to go over there and once more our function is to tell and educate.”

March 28-29

New well being officer order: To re-emphasize the necessity for all King County residents to stop new instances, Dr. Jeff Duchin, Well being Officer for Public Well being – Seattle & King County signed an order and directive on March 28. The order makes it obligatory for individuals with a optimistic COVID-19 check to comply with isolation protocols at residence or at a restoration facility; the directive requires everybody with COVID-19 signs (fever, cough, and/or issue respiratory) who has a check pending to remain quarantined.

King County will open isolation and quarantine beds in Issaquah on March 29th, along with amenities already operational in Kent and North Seattle. There have been 82 new instances and 5 new deaths from COVID-19 on March 29, for a complete of two,159 instances in King County and 141 deaths.

Additionally on March 28, Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee introduced the deployment of a discipline hospital at Century Hyperlink discipline to deal with non-COVID-19 instances and gave additional steerage on actions together with actual property transactions, funerals, and tribal authorities exercise.  

March 27

Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson launched a video message to the group sharing the methods the Metropolis of Bellevue is working to assist native companies, non-profits and residents navigate the COVID-19 disaster as we attempt to keep residence and keep wholesome.

In response to many questions from residents about how private and non-private building tasks must be working underneath Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Keep Dwelling, Keep Wholesome” order, the Metropolis of Bellevue launched useful clarifications for residents to evaluation. 

Gov. Inslee offered abstract info on the advantages to Washington on account of a federal stimulus bundle aimed toward mitigating the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, together with funds directed to native authorities companies and thru group block grants. 

Public Well being – Seattle & King County reported 1,828 instances of COVID-19 in King County at the moment (up 251 from yesterday) and 125 deaths (up 16 from a day in the past) as a result of COVID-19 virus.

March 26

Right now Washington Gov. Jay Inslee held a press convention to replace the general public on the “Keep Dwelling, Keep Wholesome” order that went into impact at midnight for non-essential companies. He additionally instructed individuals to go to as a primary level of reference to seek out solutions to questions on actions the state is taking within the combat in opposition to COVID-19.

Public Well being – Seattle & King County reported 1,577 confirmed instances of COVID-19 in King County at the moment (up 218 from yesterday) and 109 confirmed deaths (up 9 from the day before today) as a result of COVID-19 virus.

March 25

The town elevated its funding for 5 human service companies offering crucial help to the group throughout the ongoing COVID-19 well being disaster.  The companies – Catholic Group Companies, Hopelink, LifeWire, Salvation Military and Strong Floor – help Bellevue residents with funding for meals, housing, utilities and different, sudden bills.

Responding to reviews of racial concentrating on of individuals of Chinese language heritage throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, Police Chief Steve Mylett Wednesday declared, “We are going to vigorously pursue and arrest anybody who commits a hate crime in Bellevue.”

He appealed to any victims of hate crimes or bias-related incidents to report them — by calling 911 for fast threats or ongoing incidents or on-line for incidents that occurred within the current previous. 

March 24

Public Well being—Seattle & King County introduced further steerage for little one care and early studying packages which can be thought of a part of the important workforce. As well as, King County will increase help providers to suppliers. For extra info, please see the information launch from King County Government Dow Constantine. 

Public Well being – Seattle & King County reported 1,277 confirmed instances of COVID-19 in King County at the moment (up 107 from yesterday) and 94 confirmed deaths (up 7 from a day in the past) as a result of COVID-19 virus.

March 23

Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee introduced he’ll signal a statewide order at the moment for Washingtonians to “Keep Dwelling, Keep Wholesome”, which features a ban on all social and leisure gatherings and closure of companies that aren’t important to the combat in opposition to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus or sustaining crucial providers throughout the emergency. The order is enforceable by regulation and can final for at the very least two weeks.

This proclamation will:

  • Require each Washingtonian to remain residence except they should pursue a necessary exercise.
  • Ban all gatherings for social, religious and leisure functions.
  • Shut all companies besides important companies.

Extra particulars are in a information launch on the governor’s web site.

March 22

In a information launch from Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee’s workplace, the White Home at the moment accepted a request by Gov. Inslee to declare a significant catastrophe in Washington state. The declaration unlocks a number of further federal help packages for Washingtonians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public Well being – Seattle & King County reported 1,040 confirmed instances of COVID-19 in King County at the moment (up 106 from yesterday) and 75 confirmed deaths (up 1 from yesterday) as a result of COVID-19 virus.

March 21

The variety of COVID-19 instances in King County reached 934, up 141 instances from the day earlier than in response to Public Well being – Seattle & King County. The company listed the variety of deaths at 74, up eight from the prior day’s tally.

Public Well being introduced King County has repurposed Harborview Corridor (326 Ninth Ave.) at Harborview Medical Heart to ultimately function an isolation and restoration heart for COVID-19 sufferers, primarily those that wouldn’t have a house to relaxation and get better and who might produce other well being wants requiring a degree of monitoring.   

March 20

The town is extending closures of all group facilities and parks amenities by April and suspending all Parks & Group Companies occasions by Could to gradual the unfold of COVID-19. The town’s parks themselves are nonetheless open however Bellevue is closing playgrounds, sports activities courts, ballfields and picnic shelters till additional discover. Parks, trails and seashores are nonetheless open and provide a capability to take pleasure in public areas whereas sustaining distance from others.

Public Well being – Seattle & King County introduced that it’s receiving 4,000 pattern assortment check kits from the federal authorities, however capability continues to be constrained. Public Well being introduced 100 new instances of COVID-19 Friday, bringing the official case rely in King County to 793. As well as, seven new deaths have been reported, bringing the overall of confirmed deaths in King County to 67.

March 19

Right now the town’s Transportation Division introduced the non permanent availability of short-term parking in entrance of eating institutions to help prospects who’re retrieving to-go orders. Eating places can request the town place a short-term, three-minute car parking zone in entrance of their institution. As well as, the town closed its Fireplace Stations to non-emergency public entry and canceled the March 23 Metropolis Council assembly. 

Additionally Gov. Jay Inslee introduced restrictions on elective surgical procedures and dental procedures that require suppliers to put on protecting gear reminiscent of robes, masks and gloves. The restrictions purpose to make sure Washington well being care staff have sufficient protecting gear to put on as they work the entrance traces of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

March 18

Right now the governor introduced quite a few actions on the native, state and federal degree to assist companies, staff and households deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These non permanent measures embody, however usually are not restricted to, a moratorium on evictions for late lease fee, waiving the ready week for unemployment advantages, encouragement for utilities to waive late charges and increase invoice help packages, growth of availability of small enterprise grants and loans, and suspension of foreclosures and evictions by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

For particulars on at the moment’s enterprise help efforts, see the governor’s information launch. For a full record of accessible enterprise help choices, go to our Enterprise Assets web page.

Details about help for households, staff, and folks being impacted generally can be within the governor’s launch, or you possibly can view a full record of identified sources obtainable in Bellevue at our Group Assets web page.

Public Well being – Seattle & King County featured the next current useful matters of their weblog, Public Well being Insider:

March 17

Bellevue Metropolis Corridor and the Bellevue Service Heart might be closed to public entry till April. Metropolis providers are nonetheless obtainable by telephone and on-line means (go to the Contact Us web page for a full itemizing) and all departments are persevering with to ship providers and reply requires residents. Thanks on your understanding throughout this unprecedented time. 

March 16

The Metropolis of Bellevue has moved many providers to phone and on-line strategies, together with their Crossroads Mini Metropolis Corridor location and the allowing division. All conferences at metropolis amenities that don’t fall underneath necessities of the Open Public Conferences Act have additionally been canceled for this week. Discover full particulars right here.

March 15

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee launched a press release additional increasing protections in opposition to COVID-19, together with a statewide emergency proclamation anticipated tomorrow shutting down eating places, bars and leisure and leisure amenities. Eating places will nonetheless be capable to present take-out and supply providers. Grocery shops and pharmacies usually are not included within the ban.

Moreover, the steerage on massive gatherings was decreased to now embody gatherings with over 50 members being prohibited. All gatherings underneath 50 members are prohibited except beforehand introduced standards for public well being and social distancing may be met. 

March 14

King County is taking further motion to help a spread of non permanent housing choices for individuals uncovered to, susceptible to publicity, or turning into sick with COVID-19. Three county-owned properties have been introduced at the moment, together with one in Bellevue. Different websites included are the King County Worldwide Airport and a newly acquired Issaquah Motel. And the county is constant to take a look at extra websites. 

The Eastgate Parking zone location might be a totally self-contained tent, with flooring and warmth. The positioning might be used as an isolation and restoration location and might be positioned on the county-owned car parking zone positioned at 13620 Eastgate Method. It would have 24/7 onsite safety and well being providers employees.

Based on the county the positioning might be obtainable in a couple of week.

March 13

President Trump declared a nationwide emergency, giving states and territories entry to as much as $50 billion in federal funds to fight the spreading coronavirus epidemic and waiving laws that restricted the therapy choices docs and hospitals have.

Gov. Inslee expanded the closure of colleges from King, Snohomish and Pierce counties to your entire state, March 17 to at the very least April 24. A regional restriction on social gatherings of over 250 individuals — reminiscent of live shows and sporting occasions — was additionally prolonged to your entire state.  

Public Well being – Seattle & King County reported 568 confirmed COVID-19 instances, together with 37 deaths statewide. In King County, there have been 328 instances, together with 32 deaths as of March 13.

March 12

The variety of COVID-19 instances in King County reached 270 as of March 12, in response to Public Well being – Seattle & King County. The company listed the variety of deaths at 27. 

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ordered private and non-private Ok-12 faculties to shut for six weeks beginning no later than the tip of the day Monday, March 16 in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. 

The Metropolis of Bellevue issued a information launch outlining the present actions and priorities in gentle of the governor’s bulletins.

“Proper now it’s extra necessary than ever to help our staff, households and mates, companies and group organizations as we navigate the COVID-19 outbreak collectively,” mentioned Mayor Lynne Robinson. “We perceive these measures may be painful. The aim is to shorten the disruption as a lot as attainable with robust actions. We admire the group’s assist in supporting and following the present tips, and we are going to proceed to discover methods to minimize the impacts nevertheless we will.” 

March 11

Public Well being – Seattle & King County mentioned at the moment the whole variety of confirmed instances of COVID-19 in King County is now 234. The variety of deaths is at 26.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee held a press convention to announce amendments to the state’s emergency proclamation to embody a prohibition on massive gatherings of 250 or extra individuals by the month of March in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. The order particularly bans massive gatherings for social, religious and leisure actions. It doesn’t apply to eating places, retail, or household occasions, however these occasions and companies should adhere to correct security and cleanliness requirements to restrict the unfold of sickness.

Public Well being mentioned occasions with lower than 250 individuals are additionally prohibited except organizers can guarantee the security of members by correct practices to scale back the unfold of sickness:

  • Hand washing amenities and hand sanitizer obtainable for all members
  • Correct cleanliness of the gathering house
  • Means for members to observe social distancing of at the very least six toes
  • Worker screening for sickness
  • Encouraging high-risk populations to keep away from all gatherings 

The governor famous that every one organizations must be making ready to offer providers by means aside from face-to-face if attainable and anticipate extra info and tips from state and well being leaders within the coming days. 

In gentle of the above orders, the Metropolis of Bellevue Parks & Group Companies division closed its group facilities and parks amenities till at the very least the tip of March. Extra element is right here. 

The Bellevue Faculty District has canceled faculty starting March 13 till at the very least March 27.

March 10

Public Well being – Seattle & King County up to date the confirmed instances of COVID-19 in King County to 190, with a complete of 22 deaths. As well as, they famous in a press launch that 10 long-term care amenities within the state have reported optimistic COVID-19 instances.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee introduced new guidelines for long-term care amenities to guard older adults, together with:

  • Guests should be adults and the go to should happen within the resident’s room. This doesn’t apply to end-of-life conditions.
  • All guests should comply with COVID-19 screening and comply with affordable precautionary measures. Precautionary measures embody, however usually are not restricted to, carrying private protecting gear, social distancing, or visiting in designated places.
  • All guests should signal right into a customer’s log. House owners and operators should retain that log for 30 days.
  • Workers or volunteers should be screened for COVID-19 signs firstly of every shift.
  • Individuals who dwell in nursing properties or assisted dwelling amenities and who check optimistic for COVID-19 should be remoted away from different individuals.
  • House owners, operators, employees and volunteers are prohibited from disclosing protected and confidential well being info, besides as in any other case offered by regulation or with the resident’s consent.

The governor additionally introduced the growth of state insurance policies to help companies and staff impacted by COVID-19, together with expanded skills for employers to retain staff by the outbreak even when they should gradual enterprise operations. 

For staff: The brand new guidelines permit present unemployment claimants who’re in isolation or quarantine on account of COVID-19 extra leniency about many unemployment insurance coverage deadlines and obligatory appointments. This contains deadlines for making use of for coaching packages or obligatory re-employment service appointments.

For employers: The foundations additionally waive monetary penalties for employers who file their tax reviews late, pay their taxes late, or don’t reply info requests in a well timed style on account of COVID-19.

The state Employment Safety Division launched a information for staff to evaluate their depart choices when navigating the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

March 9

King County now has a complete of 116 confirmed instances of COVID-19 and of these instances, 20 individuals have died, in response to the newest numbers launched by Public Well being – Seattle & King County at the moment. Public Well being additionally reiterated there are a lot of viral respiratory germs circulating proper now. They urge residents to not assume they’ve COVID-19 however to take the identical precautionary measures they’d with any sickness. If you’re sick, keep residence. To keep away from turning into sick, keep away from massive gatherings of individuals, particularly if you’re at excessive danger of getting extreme signs. Wash your palms continuously with cleaning soap and water, don’t contact your face, and keep away from shut contact with these who’re sick.  

Bellevue Efforts

In an effort to guard members of the general public in addition to police employees and volunteers, Bellevue Police substations at Factoria and Crossroads might be closed till additional discover. Chances are you’ll report non-emergency crimes on-line. Residents are inspired to speak with the division by on-line strategies if they’re in a position.

When you have an emergency, name 911 instantly. Police and Fireplace will reply to all emergencies. Please disclose when you’ve got flu-like signs so our first responders can take needed precautions. 

That is additionally a hectic time for native companies and their staff as they reply to the disruptions attributable to the COVID-19 outbreak. Bellevue has proactively added a devoted webpage with info and sources to assist our enterprise group navigate the evolving panorama at 

The town continues to coordinate with regional enterprise help companions to determine different sources and choices that may very well be useful for native companies. As new instruments and choices can be found, these updates might be mirrored in our financial growth pages and in our common COVID-19 updates.

March 8

Public Well being – Seattle & King County up to date the variety of confirmed COVID-19 instances Sunday to 84 in King County, with 17 deaths. Public Well being continues to emphasise the significance of primary measures to gradual the unfold of COVID-19 and keep away from turning into sick.

March 7

Public Well being – Seattle & King County up to date the variety of confirmed COVID-19 instances Saturday to 71 in King County, with 15 deaths. Public Well being affords replace supplies in six further languages. Hyperlinks to COVID-19 reality sheets in a number of languages can be found on this web page underneath the Feb 28 replace.

March 6

Well being companies introduced Friday seven extra confirmed instances of COVID-19 in King County residents, bringing the official whole to 58. Of that quantity, 11 individuals have died.

Given the well being division’s suggestion to keep away from bringing massive teams of individuals collectively, significantly these from high-risk populations, Bellevue Parks & Group Companies is briefly suspending packages and drop-in actions at Highland Group Heart and North Bellevue Group Heart March 9-31.

The town additionally canceled all Parks & Group Companies occasions by March and postponed upcoming massive occasions together with Cultural Conversations and Welcome to Metropolis Corridor. The closures and postponements are additional detailed in a metropolis information launch.

Bellevue School directors introduced they’d transfer lessons on-line beginning March 6, based mostly on suggestions from Public Well being.

Public Well being additionally reiterated necessary suggestions to comply with to gradual the unfold of COVID-19 and know the steps to take when you assume you may be exhibiting COVID-19 signs:

Essential suggestions

March 5

Public Well being – Seattle & King County introduced Thursday 20 further confirmed instances of COVID-19 in King County residents, bringing the overall to 51, together with 10 deaths. Well being officers careworn the significance of following their suggestions to gradual the outbreak.

  • Individuals at greater danger of extreme sickness ought to keep residence and away from massive teams of individuals as a lot as attainable, together with public locations with a number of individuals and enormous gatherings the place there might be shut contact with others. Individuals at greater danger embody these:
    • 60 and older
    • with underlying well being circumstances together with coronary heart illness, lung illness or diabetes
    • who’ve weakened immune methods
    • who’re pregnant
  • Workplaces ought to enact measures that permit individuals who can earn a living from home to take action. Taking these measures may also help scale back the variety of staff who come into contact with COVID-19 and assist decrease absenteeism because of sickness
  • When you can feasibly keep away from bringing massive teams of individuals collectively, contemplate suspending occasions and gatherings.
  • Public Well being will not be recommending closing faculties at the moment except there was a confirmed case within the faculty. Public Well being – Seattle & King County additionally respects a person faculty’s choices about closures or postponement of actions as every faculty is aware of the wants of their group greatest.
  • Individuals mustn’t exit when they’re sick. 
  • Keep away from visiting hospitals, long-term care amenities or nursing properties to the extent attainable. If it’s good to go, restrict your time there and preserve six toes away from sufferers.

March 4

With the variety of COVID-19 instances and deaths in King County persevering with to rise, Mayor Lynne Robinson Tuesday signed a proclamation of emergency that enables the Metropolis of Bellevue to behave shortly ought to the outbreak unfold to residents right here.

There have been no confirmed instances of COVID-19 in Bellevue as of Wednesday, March 4, however the emergency proclamation streamlines the town’s course of for procuring gear, provides and providers that may be wanted if massive numbers of residents and/or metropolis employees contract the sickness.  Public Well being – Seattle & King County additionally issued new suggestions for the group. metropolis information launch 

March 3

Public Well being – Seattle & King County introduced seven further instances of COVID-19 in King County residents, bringing the overall of confirmed instances to 21. Of these, three extra residents have died, bringing the county whole to eight.

Public Well being reported a raised degree of concern right here, however mentioned, “If we will all comply with well being suggestions now, we will blunt the impression of COVID-19 in our group.”

Well being Suggestions

  • Don’t go to the emergency room except important. When you have a cough or fever, name your common physician first.
  • Keep residence when sick.
  • Wash your palms effectively typically, cough right into a tissue or your elbow, and keep away from touching your eyes, nostril or mouth.
  • Avoid people who find themselves sick, particularly if you’re 60 and older or have well being circumstances reminiscent of diabetes, coronary heart illness, lung illness, or a weakened immune system.

If you’re in King County and imagine you have been uncovered to a confirmed case of COVID-19, or when you’re a health-care supplier with questions on COVID-19, contact Public Well being’s novel coronavirus name heart: 206-477-3977. The decision heart might be open every day Eight a.m.-7 p.m.

Further particulars in regards to the day’s developments are within the Public Well being information launch. The state Division of Well being has established a name heart to handle questions on what is going on in Washington, how the virus is unfold and what to do when you’ve got signs. Please name 1-800-525-0127 and press #.

March 2

New instances of the COVID-19 virus are showing in King County and elsewhere in the US. Public Well being – Seattle & King County confirmed that as of the morning of Monday, March 2, a complete of 14 confirmed instances of the COVID-19 coronavirus had been reported in King County, with 5 deaths.

Well being officers proceed to advise most people to comply with normal protocols for limiting publicity to communicable ailments, together with frequent hand washing with cleaning soap and water for at the very least 20 seconds, coughing and sneezing right into a tissue or sleeve to keep away from dispersing particles into the air, avoiding touching your face, and staying residence if you’re sick. 

Public Well being – Seattle & King County has a wide range of sources that can assist you perceive what we at present know in regards to the virus and easy methods to shield your self:

  • The company issued a information launch on March 2 with particulars on the brand new instances in our space.
  • A primary FAQ sheet can provide the info. The very fact sheet is obtainable in a number of languages (hyperlinks beneath in Feb. 28 replace.)
  • The Public Well being Insider weblog has informational updates for most people with security ideas.
  • Misinformation and discrimination over the virus can create worry and hostility. Anti-stigma info and office sources may also help you keep precisely knowledgeable.    

This web page will proceed to be up to date as extra info turns into obtainable. 

March 1

Public Well being – Seattle & King County has confirmed instances of novel coronavirus in King County, and extra instances have been recognized within the U.S. The overwhelming majority of the diseases world wide are delicate, with fever and cough. A a lot smaller share of instances are extreme and contain pneumonia, significantly in aged individuals and folks with underlying medical circumstances.

Two individuals in King County have died. It is necessary that everybody take steps to scale back the unfold of novel coronavirus. It is a shortly evolving state of affairs and this website might be up to date continuously. Public Well being information launch

Metropolis of Bellevue employees proceed working with and receiving info from a number of companions every day to trace the present and potential results of the virus in our group. Well being companies are additionally intently monitoring the state of affairs, each globally and in the US.

Feb. 28

Bellevue residents are inspired to remain knowledgeable by checking the next.

As well as, Public Well being affords directions for minimizing the unfold of ailments (obtainable in a number of languages). The CDC affords details about journey notices and the World Well being Group affords present journey recommendation.

The state Division of Well being has established a name heart to handle questions from the general public: dial 1-800-525-0127 and press #. 

A novel coronavirus reality sheet is offered in a number of languages.

Discrimination based mostly on ethnicity or ancestry will make the state of affairs worse. Remember that having Chinese language ancestry – or every other ancestry – doesn’t make an individual extra weak to the virus. Misinformation about coronavirus can create worry and hostility that hurts individuals and makes it tougher to maintain everybody wholesome.

This web page might be up to date frequently, as new native info turns into obtainable.

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