As we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines remain the most effective way to stop the spread of the virus. Learn about the vaccine and vaccine eligibility here.
Many vaccinated individuals are now eligible to receive a booster shot to protect themselves further from new variants of the virus. Learn about booster shots and booster shot eligibility here.
Vaccines and booster shots are the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the virus and severe illness. If you have not been vaccinated or boosted, don’t wait. To find an appointment to get vaccinated or to get your booster shot, visit this website.
The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly caused hardships for individuals, families, and businesses across the district.
I hope you will continue to reach out to me if you have questions, concerns, or other issues that you want to raise with me. You can sign up for future updates here.
Resources and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:
FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND NONPROFITS
FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING ASSISTANCE
Health Resources for Washingtonians:
Washington State Coronavirus Information Hub
Public Health – Seattle & King County COVID-19 webpage – available in over 30 languages
Washington Department of Health’s COVID-19 webpage
Multilingual Educational Resources About COVID-19 From Washington Department of Health
Need a phone number to call with questions about the virus?
- Medical questions related to COVID-19?
Contact the call center between 8 AM to 7 PM PST at 206-477-3977
- Non-medical questions about COVID-19 including compliance and business related issues?
Contact the King County COVID-19 Business and Community Information Line (Monday – Friday) 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM at 206-296-1608.
For employee health, contact tracing, or testing questions, please call the COVID-19 call center at 206-477-3977.
- General questions about COVID-19 in Washington State
Contact the Washington State Novel Coronavirus Call center at 800-525-0127
Questions About Testing?
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, public health officials recommend you get tested as soon as possible.
Free testing is available in King County and the state of Washington regardless of immigration or insurance status.
Testing Locations: You can find free testing locations in King County using this website.
Additional Testing Information: If you have questions about testing such as whether you should get tested, how to get tested, and what to do if you are awaiting test results, please visit King County’s testing page.
Please remember, if you feel symptoms of COVID-19, get tested.
Reopening in Washington – What’s Open? What’s Allowed?
Washington counties continue to implement Washington’s “Safe Start” reopening plan. For business guidance, county status, what’s open, and more, visit this guide on what you need to know here.
Curious what phase a Washington county is in and what’s open? Visit the Washington state Safe Start page here.
Continued vigilance, including limiting trips outside the home, social distancing, regular hand washing, and wearing face coverings in public is crucial to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and allow us to resume normal economic activity.
Blood donations are still needed:
Growing COVID-19 concerns and closures have led to canceled blood drives and lost donations, putting our local blood supply in danger of collapse. New donors are needed now to step-up and save a life, and for donors to make this a generous and consistent habit. All types of blood are needed for cancer treatment, trauma cases, and many other situations. The process only takes an hour and actual donation time is about 10 minutes. Donating blood is a safe activity, and there is no risk of contracting coronavirus from the blood donation process. Bloodworks Northwest has more information on coronavirus, who is eligible to donate blood, and donation locations.