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Your one-stop for information on Washington’s response: coronavirus.wa.gov
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The federal government’s official Coronavirus (COVID-19) site:
Washington state’s official COVID-19 site:
General guidance from the Department of Health:
- Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheet
- Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
- Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
Department of Health:
- Call center | 1-800-525-0127
- 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week.
- 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19)
- Symptoms and Testing.
- Resources and Recommendations.
- Current Situation in Washington – What’s the current risk?
- 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington.
Health Care Authority:
- Mental health crisis lines | Washington Recovery Help Line: 1-866-789-1511 (24/7)
- County crisis line phone numbers.
Updates from the Governor’s Office:
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information and Updates
- Public and constituent inquiries | (360) 902-4111
Washington State Office of the Attorney General:
Department of Children, Youth & Families:
Teach with TVW:
Contact information for counties and local health departments and districts
Washington Association of County Officials:
- Coronavirus News Updates
- Adams County
- Asotin County
- Benton County
- Chelan County
- Clallam County
- Clark County
- Columbia County
- Cowlitz County
- Douglas County
- Ferry County
- Franklin County
- Garfield County
- Grant County
- Grays Harbor County
- Island County
- Jefferson County
- King County
- Kitsap County
- Kittitas County
- Klickitat County
- Lewis County
- Lincoln County
- Mason County
- Okanogan County
- Pacific County
- Pend Oreille County
- Pierce County
- San Juan County
- Skagit County
- Skamania County
- Snohomish County
- Spokane County
- Stevens County
- Thurston County
- Wahkiakum County
- Walla Walla County
- Whatcom County
- Whitman County
- Yakima County
- Court Closures and Emergency Modifications to Operations
Department of Health:
Recent announcements and news releases
Recent announcements and news releases from the Governor’s Office and Department of Health:
Family and child care issues
- COVID-19 Information
- DSHS Facilities with confirmed COVID case
- Community Services Office Information
- Division of Child Support
- Aging and long-term care services (ALTSA)
- Behavioral health, state hospitals, Child Study Treatment Center (BHA)
- Developmental disabilities (DDA)
- Refugee and immigrant assistance (ORIA)
- Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
- Information for individuals and families on how to apply for food, cash, child care, long-term care, and Medicare savings programs.
- A program to assist families in finding child care near their homes and/or workplaces. Call 1-800-446-1114 for more information.
- COVID-19 – What Can Child Care Providers Do?
- A program that includes grandparents, aunts and uncles, elders, older siblings, friends, neighbors and others who help families by providing child care. Call 1-866-482-4325 for more information.
- Find services.
Employers and employees
Governor’s Office | Partial list of resources to support economic retention and recovery related to COVID-19 coronavirus:
- COVID-19 resource list for impacted Washington businesses and workers
- Financial assistance.
- Export assistance.
- Employer and worker assistance.
- Insurance assistance.
Employment Security Department:
- For workers and businesses affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus)
- COVID-19 | Scenarios & Benefits Available
U.S. Small Business Administration:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Department of Labor:
Department of Revenue:
- 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19) Update
- COVID-19 Related Relief for Taxpayers.
- Requesting Relief.
- Temporary Business Registrations.
- Online Filing and Call Center Assistance.
Department of Financial Institutions:
- Financial Resources for Washington Residents Impacted by COVID-19
- Accessing Your Financial Institution.
- Unemployment Help.
- Trouble Paying Credit Cards.
- Trouble Paying Your Mortgage.
- Trouble Paying Rent.
- Student Loans Deferment.
- Short Term and Emergency Loans.
- Paying Utilities.
- Insurance Issues.
- Avoiding Scams.
- At Home Financial Education Resources for Students.
- Additional Resources
Department of Labor & Industries:
- Paid Sick Leave and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Common Questions
- Workers’ Compensation Coverage and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Common Questions
- Can COVID-19 ever be allowed as a work-related condition?
- When to file a claim.
- When will a claim likely be denied?
- How can I file a COVID-19 claim?
- Filing a worker’s compensation claim: Exposure vs. contraction of COVID-19
- Covered treatment and post-exposure care.
- Additional information on COVID-19.
Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave:
- COVID-19 (coronavirus) and Paid Family and Medical Leave
- Worker FAQ.
- Employer FAQ.
Office of the Insurance Commissioner:
- Health insurance.
- For insurers and medical providers.
- Travel insurance.
- Other types of insurance
University of Washington Medicine | The Huddle:
Universities and colleges
U.S. Department of Education:
Washington State Council of Presidents:
Washington State Community and Technical Colleges:
Independent Colleges of Washington:
Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board:
How you can help
Washington State Department of Health:
- Recruiting emergency COVID-19 volunteer health practitioners. If you are a licensed health practitioner, you can register as a volunteer here. Licensed health practitioners can also consider registering with their local Medical Reserve Corps.
Boys and Girls Club of America:
- Clubs are providing meals, programming and other support to those who need it most. You can donate here.
Meals on Wheels:
- Some local programs need help, while others cannot process new volunteers because of coronavirus or have temporarily adjusted their delivery methods. Check with your local Meals on Wheels program to find out if you can help or donate here.
The Northwest Salvation Army:
- Helps deliver food, and gives access to shelter and child care through its nationwide network. Drive-through food pick-up and community-based food delivery are just some of the services they offer. You can donate here.
- Supports communities struggling in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Find the link to your local United Way here.
American Red Cross:
- Severe Blood Shortage Due To Coronavirus Outbreak
- What to Know about Coronavirus and Our Enhanced Blood Donation Safety Protocols
- Make Your Appointment
- Give Blood. Find a Drive
Housing and homelessness
Department of Commerce:
- Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) – Specialty Grants
- COVID-19 Information and Updates for Homeless Service Grantees
- New COVID-19 Emergency Housing Grant
- COVID-19 Housing Grant Announcement
- COVID-19 Housing Grant Amount to Each County
- COVID-19 Housing Grant Guidelines
- Guidelines Q&A
U.S. Department of Homeland Security:
- Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response | March 19, 2020
- Food and Agriculture.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA):
- Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) | Frequently Asked Questions
- Food Safety.
- Access to Food.
- Pet Safety.
- Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs.
- Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Program Guidance on Human Pandemic Response
- Automatic State Flexibilities.
- Additional USDA Authorities.
- Partnering to Ensure Access to Food.
- USDA Information.
- Federal Resources.
- FNS Actions to Respond to COVID-19
- Child Nutrition Programs.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
- FNS Pandemic Guidance.
- Additional Resources.
- What’s New.
Washington State Department of Agriculture:
- COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus Disease) Information
- Food safety and animal feed.
- Farm and food businesses.
- Livestock and pets.
Military & veterans
U.S. Department of Defense:
Washington Military Department:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:
- Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
- What is VA doing?
- What should Veterans do?
- How to protect yourself
- VA COVID-19 Cases
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs:
Other federal agencies
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- What You Need to Know.
- Resources for the Community.
- COVID-19 Cases in the U.S.
- Latest Updates
- Information for Healthcare Professionals
U.S. Food and Drug Administration:
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:
- National Institutes of Health | Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- What You Need to Know.
- Cases and Latest Updates.
- Healthcare Professionals & Laboratories.
- Local Mitigation Strategies.
- Schools, Workplaces & Community Locations.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:
House Bill 2965
House Bill 2965:
Powers of the governor
Proclamations made by Gov. Jay Inslee:
- Summaries of all COVID-19 proclamations
- Individual proclamations by number:
- 20-34: Waives state auditor’s filing deadlines for local governments (March 25)
- 20-33: Easing visitation requirements for children in out-of-home placement (March 25)
- 20-32: Increasing healthcare providers authorized to practice in the state (March 25)
- 20-31: Waiving fingerprint requirements for child care background checks (March 25)
- 20-30: Suspending job search requirements for unemployment insurance (March 25)
- 20-29: Authorizing the use of telemedicine (March 25)
- 20-28: Waiving in-person public meetings and public records requirements (March 24)
- 20-27: Authorizing electronic notarial acts (March 24)
- 20-26: Waiving penalty for late filing of monthly alcohol sales taxes (March 24)
- 20-25: Stay home, stay healthy (March 23)
- 20-24: Prohibiting non-essential medical and dental procedures (March 19)
- 20-23 and 20-23.1: Utility ratepayer assistance (March 18, amended March 24)
- 20-22: Waiving restrictions on hours for truck drivers (March 18)
- 20-21: Waiving one-week waiting period for unemployment insurance (March 18)
- 20-20: DOR to waive penalties and interest on certain late tax payments (March 18)
- 20-19: 30-day prohibition on evictions from residential property (March 18)
- 20-18: DSHS eligibility and nursing home licensure changes (March 18)
- 20-17: Restrictions on types of nursing facilities that can receive visitors (March 16)
- 20-16: Restrictions on types of visitors to long-term care facilities (March 16)
- 20-15: Waiving DOL requirements for driver’s licenses, ID cards (March 16)
- 20-14: Limitation on social, spiritual, recreational gatherings (March 16)
- 20-13: Prohibition on public gathering in certain venues (March 16)
- 20-12: Prohibiting in-person instruction at higher education institutions (March 13)
- 20-11: Limitation on social, spiritual, recreational gatherings (March 13)
- 20-10: Waiving certain training requirements for long-term care workers (March 13)
- 20-09: Closure of public and private schools in all counties (March 13)
- 20-08: Closure of schools in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties (March 12)
- 20-07: Limitations on gatherings in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties (March 11)
- 20-06: Restrictions on visitors at residential care facilities (March 10)
- 20-05: Declaration of emergency in all Washington counties (Feb 29)
Johns Hopkins University & Medicine: