After a two-month decline, there's an increase in COVID-19 cases across Washington.
Health officials are particularly concerned about South King County where the positivity rates are about 4 times higher than the rest of the county. Paige Cambern said she rarely visits downtown Auburn now even though she lives close by due to concerns around the virus.
“I’ve been inside for most of this doing my part to keep it from spreading,” Cambern said.
When you’ve had friends and family impacted by COVID-19, Cambern said the trend in cases becomes personal.
“I mean my fiance’s grandma died from COVID. It’s definitely super personal and it’s tough when people are like oh you know it’s not a big deal, mask don’t matter, because they do,” Cambern said.
It’s a bit of relief for Cambern knowing that a free test site is operating near her home.