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 ➞
Department of Community and Human Services
To access services, call the King County COVID-19 Call Center at 206-477-3977 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily to learn more.
Updated 01-04-2022: As the highly infectious Omicron variant spreads at a rapid rate across the state, and cases in King County tripled from the highest peak seen previously in the pandemic, we expect a continued upward trend in January.
As part of the effort by the County to help reduce transmission and keep our hospital beds available for people with acute healthcare needs, the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is temporarily operating an Isolation and Quarantine (I/Q) Facility in Auburn at 9 16th Street NW.
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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Isolation and Quarantine Facilities
Isolation and Quarantine facilities provide supervised care to symptomatic or COVID-positive adults who cannot safely quarantine or recover in their own home, or do not have a home.
People who stay at an I/Q 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 people who need assistance, while leaving hospital beds available for the most acutely ill.
Learn more about our open facilities:
Auburn Clarion Inn
The I/Q site opened on January 3 and will temporarily utilize the Auburn Clarion Inn, a Health through Housing hotel purchased in July. The I/Q site offers 100 safe, clean, and comfortable rooms for people to safely isolate. These rooms provide a place to rest and recover when that space is unavailable at home for any number of reasons including the fragility of the health of a family member, or for people who do not have a home.
- Auburn I/Q service is free with 24-hour security
- Includes effective transportation to accommodate guests
- We offer robust medical, behavioral health, and operational staffing
Learn more about this facility on our blog, Cultivating Connections.