Our world is tied more closely together today than at any point in human history. We are richer for it, especially in Washington state. We thrive and prosper on our international connections, trade, and travel. These connections can present modern day challenges, such as communicable diseases, that know no boundaries.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is telling Americans that they should be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. But what does preparedness look like in practice? The short answer: Don't panic — but do prepare.