Public Health Seattle & King County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin announced on September 16th a new local health order requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to enter indoor activities and large outdoor events. Continue reading to learn how this new order will be implemented.

The Comcast RISE Investment Fund provides grant funds to help small businesses owned by people of color (POC) grow as they navigate the challenges of the pandemic. Last week, Comcast announced it will award $1 million in grants to 100 small businesses owned by people of color in King and Pierce Counties, as well as technology and marketing resources to eligible businesses in the area. Read more.

King County will provide one-time grant funding to cultural organizations and businesses located in King County that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant funding comes from a $19.5 million Arts and Culture Fund. Read more.

National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This week's theme for National Preparedness is "Low Cost, No Cost Preparedness." Read more.

Good days are not rare, but they can be challenging to accomplish depending on the bar you set for yourself. For me, a good day is better than a run-of-the-mill day or a not-so-good day, but it's not an outstanding day either. You can increase the number of good days by identifying the elements of your outstanding days and focusing on the behaviors and actions that made you happy. Read more.