Hello Everyone,


As we face a time of uncertainty together, I’d like to inform you all that after careful consideration from our Accompaniment Core Team, we have decided we will not be scheduling new accompaniments during the Stay at Home Order.  We will be taking Accompaniment requests on a case-by-case basis by practicing flexibility, adapting social interactions, attending to your personal health, and staying in solidarity.

Our first priority is the health and well-being of keeping our community healthy. This is a rapidly changing situation as national, state, and local governments and bodies make decisions. There will probably be postponed hearings, office closings, scheduling confusion and more. We expect things to change rapidly as we move forward, maybe even mid-accompaniment in the near future scheduled accompaniments. More updates to come!


Stay updated! Check out and subscribe to these resources:

King County Public Health’s website, www.kingcounty.gov/COVID

King County Public Health’s blog, www.publichealthinsider.org

Follow Seattle & King County Public Health @KCPubHealth on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Washington State Department of Health, www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/coronavirus.




Kimberly Dominguez-Barranco

Immigrant Accompaniment Associate

The Church Council of Greater Seattle


P.S. We encourage you to follow this developing situation, and to keep educating yourself about the disease, what health professionals are learning about the transmission of COVID-19, and the best ways to limit the possibility of exposure and infection for yourself, loved ones, congregants and community members. This on-going education about the illness is especially important for anyone with a compromised immune system, or anyone who is regularly around others with such a weakened system.


Message & Contact Info from King County
Misinformation about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to create fear and hostility that is hurting many of our communities impacted by inequities, particularly our Chinese and other Asian (and Pacific Islander) communities and unsheltered neighbors.
This makes it harder to keep all of us healthy. COVID-19 does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, nationality, language, nor economic situation. King County will not tolerate hate and discrimination of any kind, and condemns the unfounded fear and hostility aimed toward our API and unsheltered communities.
Let us remember that we are stronger together, particularly in slowing down the spread of COVID-19 and promoting our collective health and well-being. King County is striving to be a welcoming community for all – especially for those that face racism and xenophobia.

Contact at Public Health-Seattle & King County:

Janna Wilson |  (206) 263-8281
COVID-19 Response – Community Mitigation Group
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