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Coronavirus Resources

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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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