According to the Seattle & King County Department of Health, with a number of viral respiratory germs circulating right now, Public Health – Seattle & King County urges King County residents to take precautions if they are ill, but not to assume it is COVID-19.

Public Health is reporting 33 new COVID-19 cases today. The official case count total in King County is now 116. In addition, three new deaths are reported, bringing the total deaths to 20.

Statewide total illnesses are 162 with 22 deaths.

I have told my staff and lawyers to stay home if ill.  I added $2,500 into each persons account to buy essentials in case people need to stay at home for an extended period of time.  I was able to secure masks and gloves for everyone at Marler Clark if needed. Everyone has also been set up in their homes with the technology that they have at their desks in the office.  Finally, I have offered for those who take public transport to pay for parking if they need to come to the office.

Get prepared – and, wash your hands.