Seattle is joining other communities in Washington state today, declaring an emergency to respond to the novel coronavirus.
In a statement, the office of Mayor Jenny Durkan said they will be announcing actions to be taken as a result of the emergency “in the coming days.”
Around the state: Similar emergency proclamations have been made by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, along with the King County government and the Seattle suburbs of Kirkland and Redmond.
So far, all of the confirmed deaths in the United States due to coronavirus are from Washington state.