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King Co. directs residents to wear face coverings in certain settings
King County residents directed to wear face coverings in certain settings
5/11/202037:34

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan join Public Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin at a virtual press conference to discuss a new Local Health Directive on face coverings. 

Effective May 18, King County residents must wear cloth face coverings in indoor public settings, on King County Metro buses, and in outdoor settings where physical distancing could be difficult, such as farmers markets. Residents must continue to practice good hygiene and continue physical distancing in addition to wearing cloth face coverings. 

Following Public Health-Seattle & King County's Local Health Directive, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City of Seattle will provide over 45,000 free cloth face coverings to vulnerable communities, including people experiencing homelessness, low-income older adults, and food bank staff. As one of the region's largest employers, the City will also provide cloth face coverings for every City of Seattle employee.

Speakers include:

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City of Seattle

Executive Dow Constantine, King County

Dr. Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health

Matias Valenzuela - Seattle - King County Public Health

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