Don’t let your guard down to COVID-19

It has now been more than a year since the first COVID-19 case in the United States was confirmed here in King County. However, infection rates remain high and we need to stay vigilant to protect ourselves and one another from contracting it.

For those employees continuing to report to worksites, it is important to avoid congregating unnecessarily, including in offices, garages, and other facilities, and to continue to properly wear masks and maintain physical distancing.

Now is not the time to let your guard down about measures to reduce the risks of COVID-19. Employees are reminded that they must wear a mask at work, stay at least six feet away from others, wash hands often, and follow other risk reduction strategies and county COVID-19 policies.

While vaccinations of people at highest risk have begun in our state, the vaccine alone won’t end the pandemic right away. Even after a vaccine is available, stopping the pandemic will continue to require everyone – even if vaccinated – to follow all current guidance to protect themselves and others.

If you have any questions about the County’s COVID-19 guidance, please contact your department’s HR Manager, or see the County’s Guidance for Workforce, Operations, and Customer Service Recovery and Temporary COVID-19 Personnel Policy.