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We're all trying to answer the question: what does social distancing look like for me?

Should I cancel that dinner? Go to the gym? Visit my parents?

If you're confused, you're not alone.

#COVID19 #Coronavirus #CoronavirusSeattle
@TheAtlantic has gathered a multitude of perspectives from experts to help you answer these questions for yourself.

*Summarized* in this thread.…
NOTE: The Atlantic piece is written as *general* guidance.

Here in Seattle, we should ALL be erring on the side of caution by enacting the maximum amount of social-distancing that we can.

It's the most pro-social and patriotic thing we can do right now, and it will save lives.
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NOW: @GovInslee @waOSPI announce mandatory school closures through April 24th for Pierce/King/Snohomish counties for all private/public schools listen live @KIRORadio @Mynorthwest
@GovInslee says closing schools was difficult decision but with #CoronaOutbreak cases expected to continue to grow health experts say it will help slow the spread. @KIRORadio
@GovInslee asks superintendents of all effected districts to have plan to make sure all kids who need food or who are homeless her get what they need. Urges ALL businesses to do everything they can to allow everyone worker to work from home @KIRORadio #CoronavirusOutbreak
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WATCH: Gov. Inslee and other local leaders will announce new social distancing plans at 10:15am.

#Coronavirus #COVID19 #CoronavirusSeattle

Stream here:…
[Attempted *summary* of key points]
🎙️ Events of 250 or more people are prohibited by order of the Governor
🎙️ Could be expanded (or removed) in the days to come
🎙️ This is an "extremely dangerous" event we are facing
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Been quite the week here with #CoronaVirusSeattle #COVID19. As Psychology Director in the @UWMedicine #MultipleSclerosis Center, my colleagues have reached out with questions like, “Our patients are really concerned and I just don’t know what to tell them.” Long thread to follow:
I don’t have the magic answer, but I do have some thoughts that can hopefully be helpful for everyone. We have been doing work over the past 5 years on how people cope w/uncertainty and how to help people cope better w/uncertainty. Here are related recommendations:
1. Understand that (a) ⬆️ uncertainty causes ⬆️ distress & (b) uncertainty w/ a threat to one’s wellbeing causes ⬆️⬆️ distress. Therefore, we should anticipate that most everybody is experiencing ⬆️ distress. This is unpleasant, but also expected & normal.
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Living (and especially being a parent) in Seattle right now feels like we are caught in the middle of a big psych experiment and I can’t remember having signed the informed consent form??!? 🦠 🦠 🦠 #CoronaVirusSeattle #COVID19seattle
I can think of a whole bunch of federal officials who have not undergone human subjects training, in fact it appears they have undergone no training whatsoever
Some other issues with experimental design:
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HAPPY STORY ALERT: @UW @UWVirology has developed it's own #COVID19 test & expects to be testing 1k-1.5k people per day by the end of the week.

Preparation began @ end of 2019, *just in case* it reached U.S.

That decision will save lives.

Go Dawgs.…
They have plans to ramp up testing capacity "substantially beyond" the 1,000-1,500 per day should demand require it.

Seek to move towards a "single swab requirement" which will save resources.

#CoronavirusSeattle #Coronavirus #COVIDー19 #COVID19seattle
Can confirm, this story is bringing multiple Seattleites and UW alums to tears with pride.

#SeattleStrong #GoDawgs

I feel lucky to be a Seattleite.
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#BREAKING: sources tell me the motel quarantine site for #coronavirus #Covid_19 patients is the Econo Lodge in Kent.

I asked the city about it and Kent leaders are very upset - say they will push back.

@KingCountyWA is purchasing the motel.

@KIRO7Seattle #CoronaVirusSeattle
#UPDATE: Kent Mayor Dana Ralph says “we all have a role to play” in the #COVIDー19 response, but says the county has no concrete plan. No clear safety measures. No answers on security or what #coronavirus patients will be housed at this motel.
#UPDATE: employees here had no idea King County bought the motel to isolate #coronavirus patients, even though today the county exec said it would be “operational within days.”

You can actually still book a room. So we did, to show you what it’s like inside.

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Alert 🚨: my kids’ school has been cancelled two days in a row because someone who goes there was in contact with the coronavirus and I am very grumpy now so WATCH OUT
(PS, I hope with all my heart my #seattlecoronavirus joke above remains droll and relevant in coming weeks instead of becoming one of those “insensitive about a truly tragic thing that has devastated the world” kinds of tweets. Believe me. Really really I do. #CoronaOutbreak )
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Sheeeiit! USCIS in Seattle ordered closed due to #CoronaVirusSeattle concerns.
per unlawfully still acting Ken, a USCIS employee visited the Kirkland nursing facility and was working between day of visit (22nd) and symptoms few days later.
Not to spread fear, but #immigrationtwitter in Seattle, please dont shrug this off. Our colleagues, clients and consults are likely to have had contact w ppl exposed and community spread may be inevitable but w vigilance could be contained.
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I live in Seattle, I have all symptoms of COVID-19 and have a history of chronic bronchitis.

Since I work in a physical therapy clinic with many 65+ patients and those with chronic illnesses, I decided to be responsible and go to get tested. This is how that went.
I called the Corona hotline, was on hold for 40 minutes and gave up.

So I looked at the CDC and Washington public health websites. They told me to see a primary care doctor, but there's no information about testing.
I called 2 primary care doctors. One told me they don't know where to get testing, and that I should not to seek out testing. The other one told me to go to an urgent care or ER.

I called the Urgent Care, they also had no idea where tests are, but told me to call the hospital.
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