Other information about actions being taken by the U.S. government is available at https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus and in Spanish at https://gobierno.usa.gov/coronavirus
Washington State Coronavirus Information Hub
Washington State Department of Health
- Additional Languages HERE
- DOH operates a hotline, with multiple language assistance, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily at 1-800-525-0127.
King County Public Health: (206) 477-3977
Snohomish County Public Health: (425) 339-5200
Skagit County Public Health: (360) 416-1500
Whatcom County Public Health: (360) 778-6100
If you are looking to receive a test, you should contact your healthcare provider directly. More information from the Department of Health on tests can be found HERE.
If you are uninsured or undocumented and concerned about your symptoms, you may call Community Health Plan of Washington’s 24/7 Nurse Helpline at 1-866-418-2920.
Our Exchange has opened a Special Enrollment Period for those not insured during the outbreak. The deadline to enroll in coverage is April 8. More information can be found here: Washington State Health Benefit Exchange Coronavirus FAQs
Additional Healthcare Resources
Information on Waivers for Standardized Testing
Department of Education K-12 Guidance
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction COVID-19 Guidance and Resources
- Child-care centers are exempt from the order limiting gatherings to 50 people or fewer. Child Care Aware of Washington’s hotline (800-446-1114) maintains a list of child-care options
- Some Boys & Girls Clubs are still operating. Find your local club at positiveplace.org/clubs
If you need help with your student loans, you may be able to temporarily suspend your payments by applying for a deferment or forbearance from the US Department of Education
Visit www.sba.gov/coronavirus for guidance and resources
*For information on the paid family and sick leave policies in the new Families First/CARES Act legislation, please click HERE.*
OneRedmond Resources in Times of Crises
Kirkland Chamber COVID-19 Business Resources
United Way of King County’s COVID-19 Response Fund in partnership with the Seattle Foundation and others
Anyone who has lost their job due to coronavirus or has had to take time off to self-quarantine or care for a sick relative (and does not get paid sick time from work) should apply for UNEMPLOYMENT insurance. Info on that here.
Anyone whose job has brought them into direct contact with someone with coronavirus (for instance, a first responder or a health care worker) and has become ill or are required to quarantine can file for WORKERS’ COMP. File for that here.
If you or a friend or family member are out of work, Washington State's Employment Security Department provides support services as well.
The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions has developed a list of financial resources for Washington consumers impacted by the Coronavirus.
Information from Veterans Affairs on COVID-19 for Veterans
VA Puget Sound Director Letter to Veterans
Department of Defense
Basic Needs: Rent, Utilities, Food and More
If you are unable to make your rent payment, contact your landlord immediately and try to work out an agreement. If you are in need of rental assistance, you can also contact a housing counseling agency toll-free (800) 569-4287. They can help point you in the right direction.
Additional Rent Resources:
If you are struggling to pay your utility bills, contact your service provider right away. Many utility service providers offer emergency assistance programs.
Utility COVID-19 response pages: