King County to site Temporary Recovery Location at Shoreline B Soccer Field
King County, in partnership with the City of Shoreline and the Shoreline School District, has selected Shoreline B Soccer Field as the location of a temporary recovery location for people exposed to or recovering from the novel coronavirus. The majority of the County’s residents will isolate and recover in their own homes. King County is creating isolation, quarantine, and recovery sites at multiple locations throughout the county for those who cannot safely remain in their own homes without compromising the health of other family members, or do not have a home.
These actions are designed to help curb the spread of the disease, support people who have nowhere else to go, and, most importantly, preserve our local hospital beds for the most acutely ill in our communities.
We believe it is critical that Shoreline do its part to help address this global crisis and provide for the health needs of those in the Shoreline community and those in the broader Puget Sound Region.
King County estimates the need for up to 3,000 public health-supervised beds for King County. It is anticipated that the Shoreline location will be able to provide up to 200 beds. The Shoreline site will be able to serve ill individuals from Shoreline and patients from the greater Puget Sound Region.
To operate the facility, the County will need to obtain a Temporary Use Permit from the City. The City will require the County to meet several conditions before occupancy will be permitted. Some of these conditions relate to security, waste disposal, and access.
This is a rapidly evolving situation that requires quick and decisive action. The County is moving to address the growing need for recovery beds in the region. The County is currently in the process of setting up the tents and other infrastructure in preparation. However, when occupancy will begin is still unclear. As more information becomes available, we will post it on shorelinewa.gov/covid.
For more information:
King County Department of Community and Human Services