We understand the concern surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and want to share the most up-to-date and relevant websites and contact information regarding this disease. King County is the epicenter of this disease in the United States and we want to make sure you know the appropriate contact information for our local department of health and the Washington State Department of Health. Please direct your questions to these departments. Additionally, here are some recommendations from the State Department of Health.
- Wash your hands often and avoid touching your face.
- Stay home when you’re sick.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with an elbow, sleeve or tissue
- Good personal health habits (diet/exercise) help prevent respiratory infections, including coronaviruses and influenza.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- If you are sick and wondering what to do, call your healthcare provider before you go to a clinic or emergency room. #Callfirst
- Show compassion and support for individuals and communities most closely impacted and anyone who might be sick. Viruses don’t discriminate and neither should we.
- Get prepared in case of a COVID-19 outbreak in your community. We have resources at https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus#beprepared.
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*from the Washington State Department of Health
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