Current State and Local Orders:
See current orders for King County at kingcounty.gov.
Everyone, even people who are young and healthy, must help to slow
the spread of COVID-19. You should:
- Stay informed and in touch. Get updated information about local
COVID-19 activity from public health officials.
- Take every day preventative actions
- Wash hands frequently
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Wear a mask when you go out in public and stay at least 6 feet
- Limit outings as much as possible
- Information is also available in other languages
Plan for COVID-19:
Get your household ready for COVID-19 with this checklist.
- Help household members plan for
possibility of outbreak in their community
- Create emergency contact list
- Personal health habits,
Testing Locations in King County
- Aid organizations in your
US Department of Labor resources:
- Workplace Safety: Helps employers and workers prepare for and respond to coronavirus.
- Wages, Hours and Leave: Find the FAQ section on common issues affecting employers and workers as well as paid leave for workers.
- Unemployment Insurance Flexibilities: Examples of when federal law allows states to pay benefits and how to file for unemployment insurance benefits.
Resources for Washington Residents:
bank transactions recommended using online or mobile banking, phone
banking, drive-thru or ATMs
State’s Employment Security Department providing services for unemployment
on paying your credit card, mortgage or rent
also available in Spanish
Washington State Coronavirus Response:
- Washington State Coronavirus response
- Information for families, employers and workers
- Multilingual resources
Mental and Emotional Well-being
- Many schools are offering meals to children during school closures and any child aged 18 or younger can receive meals free of charge
- Pregnant women, new mothers and children under the age of 5
- Older adults
- People without shelter or have low incomes
- Seattle-area Emergency Food Resources Map
- Contacts for crisis support
- Stress and self care
- Resources for mental health for children, families, veterans, LGBTQ+ and families, health care workers
See the CDC's guide on social distancing.
- Tips for social distancing
- How to protect yourself, the most vulnerable
- Cleaning and disinfecting your home
Social distancing-approved activities:
guidelines for what to do in public spaces to prevent exposure
ideas: take a virtual museum tour, be in nature, secluded run, get
takeout, meditate, board games
Stay Connected during COVID-19:
Get CaringBridge, a secure online health journal.
- Free to the VMC community
- Your choice: public or by invitation
- Designed with medical crises in mind
to help patients stay connected and heal
- Learn more