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File #: 2020-0131    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 3/24/2020 In control: Metropolitan King County Council
On agenda: Final action: 3/24/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #: 15623
Title: A MOTION requesting that the King County council, in consultation with the executive, identify volunteer opportunities for the general public, King County employees, private businesses and nonprofit organizations to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Sponsors: Reagan Dunn
Indexes: Public Health
Attachments: 1. Motion 15623, 2. 2020-0131 S1 Amendment, 3. 2020-0131 T1 Amendment, 4. 2020-0131 Staff Report
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A MOTION requesting that the King County council, in consultation with the executive, identify volunteer opportunities for the general public, King County employees, private businesses and nonprofit organizations to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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WHEREAS, the novel coronavirus ("COVID-19") first appeared in people in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, and
WHEREAS, public health - Seattle & King County activated the Public Health Departmental Emergency Operations Center on January 21, 2020, in preparation for a significant public health emergency caused by COVID-19, and
WHEREAS, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is one of eleven airports in the United States to receive and process travelers from the region where the COVID-19 outbreak originated, and
WHEREAS, the first case of COVID-19 identified in the United States occurred in January in a Snohomish County resident who had traveled to China, and
WHEREAS, confirmed cases of COVID-19 have since spread through community transmission in Snohomish and King counties, and
WHEREAS, as of March 22, 2020, one thousand forty people in Washington state have been diagnosed with and seventy-five people have died from COVID-19, and
WHEREAS, according to Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the number of COVID-19 cases are likely to double every six days, and
WHEREAS, the World Health Organization recognized COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020, and
WHEREAS, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency in Washington State in response to the cases of COVID-19 on February 29, 2020, and
WHEREAS, the King County executive issued a proclamation of emergency on March 1, 2020, in order to allow King County to quickly respond to new or different demands on service in response to the emergency caused by COVID-19, and
WHEREAS, the Washington State Governor issued a "stay-at-home" order on March 23, 2020, for all but essential activities and essential workers, including those...

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