Officials are expressing deepening concern as the Delta variant becomes the dominant strain nationally.
This is the second closure for the Kirkland swimming area in 2021.
COVID is spreading rapidly through unvaccinated regions as the two Americas divide widens.
In areas with low vaccination rates, the Delta variant is spreading quickly.
Statewide ICUs are near capacity and the national blood supply is critically low just as COVID restrictions are ending.
Vaccinated King County residents can unmask in most cases, but businesses can set their own policies.
A list of available cooling centers offering air conditioning to the public.
It appears unlikely Washington state will reach its goal of 70% vaccinated by June 30.
Kirkland and King County Health are working on their emergency response plans for the coming heatwave.
Less than 134,000 residents of Washington need to get their first dose to enable the state to fully reopen.