Update from Senator Frockt March 18th, 2019

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Dear Friends and Neighbors of the 46th Legislative District,

My thoughts go out to you and your families as you work to keep yourselves and your families healthy during this coronavirus outbreak. We are all deeply saddened for the families who have suffered loss or who are currently suffering.

I’m sure that many of you are scared, worried and stressed as we all try to get through this unprecedented event. It can be hard in times like these to know where to turn, and where to find the most up-to-date and accurate information.

I wanted to share the website created by our state government to help keep all our communities informed. You can find it here: www.coronavirus.wa.gov

This website contains a wealth of information from Governor Jay Inslee’s office, our state agencies, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more. I’ve included a lot of the helpful information – from tools for handling stress, to resources for our out-of-work neighbors, to tips for talking to kids. But I encourage you to explore this website for yourselves, and to pass it on to others in our community who have questions.

In addition, I have heard from many people who are being laid off from their hospitality and restaurant jobs as well as the owners of these establishments who are seeking assistance to cover payroll or otherwise maintain their business.   There is information further down on the SBA and other resources that should become available, I hope very shortly.

What to do if you are ill

If you are ill with fever and a cough or non-acute shortness of breath, stay home. If you are unsure of how to care for yourself or are concerned about your condition, call your health care provider for advice. If you feel you need to visit your doctor, call them first. Keep yourself separated from other people and animals in your home. Cover your coughs and sneezes and wash your hands often.

Leave some for your neighbor – don’t buy more than you need!

Washington State’s supply chains are operating normally, yet consumers are overstocking and clearing store shelves of the items that sick neighbors, doctors, dentists and emergency response personnel need to stay safe. Health experts emphasize the best way to protect yourself from infection is through washing your hands frequently and limiting contact with others, not by overstocking certain supplies. Leave some for the folks who need them most!

Supporting affected employers and workers

State agencies have been working with federal agencies, employers and workers to support businesses and workers affected by COVID-19.

Resources for you and your family

Stopping the spread of coronavirus is an effort we all play a part in. Learn how to protect and care for yourself and your family, cope with feelings of isolation or anxiety, determine whether you or a loved one is at higher risk from COVID-19, and find resources to get the care you need. 

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email or phone. While my staff and I are practicing social distancing and working from home, we are monitoring calls that come into our Olympia office line: 360-786-7690.

Please keep yourselves, your families and your neighbors safe and healthy.

Senator David Frockt


LINK to tonight's ONLINE District Meeting

March 18th, we will be embarking on a great experiment - can we maintain our 46th District Democratic community via the internet and online meetings during this time of social distancing to combat COVID-19?

We are all about to find out!

Last week, I shared that following the recommendations of Public Health Seattle-King County we cancelled the in-person version of our Wednesday, March 18th general meeting, and are moving it online

If you would like to join the online meeting, these are the details:

You will note that the meeting program starts at 7:00pm, just like our regular meetings, but you can join the feed as early as 6:15pm to test your connection.  A member of the Executive Board will be online to greet you and assist.

If this is your first Zoom meeting, it will take a few minutes to set up on your computer, so you might want to log on at 6:30 or so.

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March 18 physical meeting cancelled: ONLINE program will be offered

Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the recommendations of Public Health Seattle-King County we have decided to cancel the in-person version of our Wednesday, March 18th general meeting.

This decision comes after much consideration and weighing of the options, in consultation with your executive board. We determined the only prudent course of action, and made the call to cancel our monthly district meeting scheduled for March 18, and replace it with an on-line presentation/conference for that evening which our executive board is currently hard at work to put together, and for which you will be receiving more information this weekend.

While we are disappointed to lose this important opportunity to gather and continue our momentum for Blue Wave 2020, we believe that canceling the meeting is necessary to protect the health and safety of both our members and the community at large.

I encourage everyone to read and follow the Public Health Seattle-King County recommendations in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and reduce the number of people infected.

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