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Coronavirus Resources


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 everyday 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 from others
    • Limit outings as much as possible
  • Information is also available in other languages

Preparation Plan for COVID-19

Get your household ready for COVID-19 with this checklist. 

US Department of Labor resources

Find resources related to COVID-19 and the workplace:

  • 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.

Financial Resources for Washington Residents

Find resources here:

  • Personal bank transactions recommended using online or mobile banking, phone banking, drive-thru or ATMs
  • Washington State’s Employment Security Department providing services for unemployment help
  • Assistance on paying your credit card, mortgage or rent
  • Paying utilities  
  • Information also available in Spanish 

Washington State Coronavirus Response

A variety of resources for Washington residents

  • Information for families, employers and workers
  • Multilingual resources

Food Assistance

  • 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

Mental and Emotional Well-being

We've compiled an extensive list of resources for your well-being, including:

  • Contacts for crisis support
  • Stress and self care
  • Resources for mental health for children, families, veterans, LGBTQ+ and families, health care workers

Social Distancing

See the CDC's guide on social distancing.

  • Tips for social distancing
  • How to protect yourself and the most vulnerable
  • Cleaning and disinfecting your home

Social distancing-approved activities: 

  • Basic guidelines for what to do in public spaces to prevent exposure   
  • Some ideas: take a virtual museum tour, be in nature, secluded run, get takeout, meditate, board games

Stay Connected during COVID-19

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