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Record No: Res 31992    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 2/16/2021
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION identifying the principles and activities characterizing equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
Sponsors: M. Lorena González
Attachments: 1. Att A - Principles for Equitable Vaccine Delivery
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Amendment 1 (added; 2/16/21), 3. Signed Resolution 31992
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION identifying the principles and activities characterizing equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
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WHEREAS, on February 29, 2020, the Washington Governor issued Proclamation 20-05, proclaiming a state of emergency for all counties throughout the state of Washington in response to new cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); and
WHEREAS, on March 3, 2020, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan proclaimed a civil emergency in Seattle; and
WHEREAS, on March 5, 2020, the City Council adopted Resolution 31937 affirming the civil emergency, modifying orders transmitted by the Mayor related to the emergency, and establishing Council's expectations related to future orders and reporting by the Mayor during the civil emergency; and
WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that COVID-19 is officially a global pandemic; and
WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a national state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and
WHEREAS, the State of Washington has confirmed nearly 310,000 COVID-19 infections as of February 10, 2021; and
WHEREAS, more than 4,600 residents of Washington have died of COVID-19 as of February 10, 2021; and
WHEREAS, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color account for 44.2 percent of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the United States despite only accounting for 28 percent of the population; and
WHEREAS, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color account for 38.2 percent of the people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States despite only accounting for 28 percent of the population; and
WHEREAS, in King County the COVID-19 incidence rate per 100,000 people is 8,946 for Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, 6,762 for Hispanic/Latinx, 4,625 for Blacks, 3,165 for American Indians/Alaska Natives, and 2,020 for Asians compared to only 1,653 for Whites; and
WHEREAS, in King County the COVID-19 mortality rate p...

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