Best Materials for Mask Making

The New York Times reported yesterday (April 5) on scientists’ findings about the best mask-making materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. The main criterion used was how well each material worked to filter microscopic particles. During the materials tests, the following materials scored well: HEPA furnace filters vacuum cleaner bags 600-count pillowcases in layers flannel pajamas … More Best Materials for Mask Making

COVID-19 Information from the Child Safety and Reunification Team

If you or a family member feel sick, please follow the CDC guidelines. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order on March 23. The order requires all Washington residents to stay at home, except when: Pursuing an essential activity, like shopping for groceries or going to a medical appointment. Getting takeout food. (Food deliveries also are … More COVID-19 Information from the Child Safety and Reunification Team

Psychological Health in the Age of Pandemic

By Britt T. Gonsoulin, M.D., M.P.H, Psychological First Aid Team Lead Here, in the Seattle area, memories of early January provide a stark contrast to the current reality. It is hard to imagine a recent time when minds were not continually occupied with questions like, Is it safe at the grocery store? Should the kids … More Psychological Health in the Age of Pandemic