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Preventing Spread of COVID-19 

 COVID-19 is a virus and is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with each other, which means being within 6 feet of others for at least 15 minutes.

  • Through respiratory droplets produced when someone infected with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly can be inhaled.

  • COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not currently showing symptoms.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Some people infected with COVID-19 have mild sypmtoms or do not show symptoms.

  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, we encourage you to talk to your health care provider about being tested.

You can take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by doing the following things:

  • When you are out, keep a distance of 6 feet or more between you and others.

  • Wear a face covering in public spaces, when you cannot maintain 6 feet distance from people not from your household. 

  • Avoid crowds.

  • Limit social gatherings.

  • Stay closer to home.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water, often.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

  • If you are sick, stay home and avoid close contact with others.

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.

  • If you are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, we encourage you to limit activities that put you into contact with people outside your household.  

For People who are Sick

Public Health and Social Services Contact Information

  • During business hours call 360-867-2610
  • WA Relay: 711 or 800-833-6388
  • Public health emergency call 1-800-986-9050
  • Medical emergency call 911
  • COVID-19 Business Group

State COVID-19 Assistance Hotline 

  • Call 1-800-525-0127 
    • Then press #
  • Hours:
    • Monday through Friday 6:00am - 10:00pm
    • Saturday and Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Language
    • Press 2 for Spanish
    • For other languages wait and request an interpreter
  • Or text 'Coronavirus' to 211-211
    • For Spanish reply 'esp' to the hotline message