Pierce County Response to Covid-19 (03.19.2020)
Another update on our response to Covid-19. As of right now, Pierce County has 56 confirmed cases and, sadly, our first death attributed to the virus. It is difficult to keep up with fast-moving events surrounding the outbreak of Covid-19. Being informed on current public health information is critical. Click on the following links for up-to-date information:
Real time international case data
Center for Disease Control
Washington State Department of Health
Tacoma- Pierce County Department of Health
Is Court in session?
Click below for the latest on Pierce County courts:
Superior Court District Court
How is Pierce County responding?
Last week the Council approved $500,000 in emergency funding for food distribution and homeless sheltering. Next week we will consider plans for our small business community.
Pierce County has also launched a website for small businesses.
People have been reporting anxiety and depression from current events. It can be hard to know what to do when you hear some very scary rumors. First, consider the source. An ‘unnamed friend of a friend in the military high command’ is not a credible source. Local news sources are a good source, as are direct briefings from the Department of Health. I also advise trying to limit time watching news. It can be overwhelming. Stop, take a breath, and consider what right for you and your family.
How you are doing? Let me know.
While this situation is serious, I strongly believe we can get through this together by remaining calm, informed and prepared. I want to hear how you are doing. What can we be doing better?
Please send me an email at [email protected].