Abiding by our COVID-19 workplace safety measures

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in King County and Washington state, we are in a more dangerous time now than we were last spring. We have reached a new peak in case counts – the positivity rate is too high, and hospitalizations are up. The Governor has issued new restrictions to help bring the numbers down. The actions we take now as individuals and families will make the difference. 

We can all play our part in slowing the spread of the virus by following King County’s COVID-19 workplace safety measures:

  • Do not report to work if you are ill. Staff who display symptoms should go home. The employee must not return to the workplace for at least 10 days from the onset of symptoms and at least 24 hours with no fever without taking fever-reducing medication, and symptoms have improved.
  • Always wear a mask when there is even a small chance of being within six feet of others. Employees are encouraged to wear a mask at all times indoors and when leaving home and entering public spaces, such as a store, taxi, or communal gathering space. 
  • Stay six feet away from others, even when masked, whenever possible.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home as much as possible and follow Governor Inslee’s extended Stay Home-Stay Healthy orders.

Our fight against COVID-19 has been long and exhausting, but we cannot let our guard down now. All eyes are on us as County employees, and we must continue to model exemplary public health behavior. ​​​​​​​Thank you for your efforts to keep everyone as safe as possible.