Amazon will donate more than 250,000 items such as linens, towels, shelf-stable food, entertainment items and other supplies to four King County sites supporting patients in temporary housing for quarantine, isolation and recovery due to COVID-19. Earlier this week, Amazon delivered donated supplies to help transform the former Econo-Lodge in Kent into temporary housing…CONTINUE READING ➞
Isolation/Quarantine and Assessment/Recovery Facilities
Department of Community and Human Services
To slow the spread of COVID-19, King County is acting swiftly to respond to the outbreak in unprecedented time of emergency.
One of the key Public Health interventions we are deploying is the siting of Isolation/Quarantine, Assessment and Recovery, and Shelter De-Intensification facilities across the County. These facilities slow the spread of COVID-19 and minimize the strain on our local healthcare facilities to ensure the safety of the public at large.
Today, three Isolation/Quarantine and Assessment/Recovery centers are currently open for guests, including in Kent, North Seattle/Aurora and Issaquah. King County will bring current operational facilities up to full capacity before opening new sites for isolation, quarantine, or recovery.
Locations in Top Hat and Eastgate are ready to open as soon as needed, if demand grows or we experience a second surge.
Isolation and Quarantine
Isolation is used for people who are currently ill and able to spread the disease and who need to stay away from others in order to avoid infecting them.
Quarantine is for people who are not currently showing symptoms but are at increased risk for having been exposed to an infectious disease.
Healthcare for the Homeless Network (HCHN) COVID-19 Response and Guidance Documents
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Overview of AC/RC vs I/Q Facilities
Assessment Centers/Recovery Centers (AC/RCs) are congregate care facilities that provide supervised care to symptomatic or COVID-positive adults who cannot quarantine or recover in their own home, or do not have a home. People who stay at an AC/RC may be unable to isolate from high-risk individuals in their home or they may be experiencing homelessness. These spaces help support hospital capacity by providing a place of care for more acute patients.
The main difference between an AC/RC and an I/Q site is that a group of people can stay in one AC/RC, whereas I/Q sites are intended for one person at a time in a room. AC/RCs are intended for clusters of people who have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms or are COVID-positive in the event of a surge. Surges are difficult to predict, but the AC/RC sites will help us be ready for it when they happen.
For travelers: King County I/Q facilities are not available for individuals needing to quarantine due to travel. Individuals travelling to Washington state and needing to follow state or federal quarantine requirements should arrange their own quarantine accommodations.
Learn more about our facilities:
White Center Isolation/Quarantine
206 SW 112th St., Seattle, WA
For individuals who cannot safely self-quarantine or isolate in their own home, or do not have a home.
SoDo Assessment Center/Recovery Center
1045 6th Ave South, Seattle, Wa
For people who cannot isolate, quarantine, or recover in their own home, or do not have a home.
Harborview Hall Isolation and Recovery Center (Closed)
326 9th Ave, Seattle, WA
Harborview served people who needed a place to isolate and recover from COVID-19, with priority for people without housing.