Pandemic Pivot: How Washington’s Response Needs to Evolve

Sarah Schacht
4 min readNov 19, 2020
A graphic of aerosol spread shared by El PaÍs, Spain’s English-language newspaper. Their article on how COVID-19 spreads, airborne, has more and better “explainers” than Washington State Public Health’s own website.

Washington State deems all indoor spaces as equally unsafe in the pandemic and unequally essential. We’re 10 months into COVID-19 and the science has evolved. It’s time Washington changed its approach.

As a small town commercial building owner, I spent most of the summer preparing for this moment. Fall would see a third wave and it would be worse than the others…

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Sarah Schacht

Decade+ in #opengov, civic tech, & open data innovation. Surfer. Accidental #FoodSafety advocate/data standard expert. Author. #MeToo