Deadly Seattle-area coronavirus outbreak spurs shift in public health response

Deadly Seattle-area coronavirus outbreak spurs shift in public health response

The Jakarta Post-World·2020-03-03 12:03

Seattle-area health officials confronting the nation's first community coronavirus outbreak are planning new containment measures, ranging from possible school closings to temporary quarantine housing for mildly ill homeless patients.

The shift in strategy, with an emphasis on enlisting the public at large to take a more active role in curtailing the spread of the virus, came as health authorities announced on Monday that 18 Washington state residents had tested positive, including six who died.

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