King county thanks Shoreline for hosting the isolation center

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Buildings have been dismantled and removed
Photo courtesy King county

At the Shoreline City Council meeting on Monday, July 13, 2020, the following visitors from King County expressed their gratitude to the City of Shoreline for its support of the Assessment and Recovery Center (isolation site) that stood as a model for the nation:

  • Councilmember Rod Dembowski, 
  • Leo Flor Director of Community and Human Services, and 
  • Patty Hayes, Director of Public Health.

The two temporary structures have been dismantled
and the soccer field will be restored
Photo courtesy King county

During the July 13, Shoreline City Council meeting, King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski, the Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County Patty Hayes, and the Director of King County Department of Community and Human Services Leo Flor expressed their deep gratitude to the City of Shoreline and the Shoreline community for hosting the Assessment Center/Recovery Center (AC/RC) that had been located on Shoreline B Soccer Field. 

The AC/RC, constructed in March, provided space for individuals to safely isolate and recover from COVID-19 if they were unable to do so at home or if they did not have a home. The AC/RC in Shoreline was just one of several locations established by the County to safely quarantine and isolate individuals.

The AC/RC in Shoreline provided space for a total of 49 individuals to isolate safely and to not be located in a shelter. Providing space for these individuals helped to limit the spread of COVID-19 in shelters and helped save lives.

The AC/RC and the partnership between the City, the County, and other organizations is serving as an example for projects across the country looking to safely quarantine and isolate individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While King County has seen cases of COVID-19 increase over the past few weeks, the County believes it has the resources available through other assets to accommodate individuals unable to isolate safely on their own. The AC/RC in Shoreline is in the process of being deconstructed. Once the structure is completely removed, the County will begin work to repair any damage to the turf soccer field and restore it to its original condition.


DeeBay July 19, 2020 at 9:54 AM  

This seems premature. Why not just keep it until we are out of the woods for real? What about being prepared?

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