COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
King County is taking steps to protect the health of our community during the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak. There are also steps you can take personally to minimize your risk of disease. Stay safe by following guidance provided by Public Health - Seattle & King County:
- Follow Stay Home Stay Healthy guidelines.
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water, or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
- Practice other good health habits, such as keeping surfaces clean, getting plenty of sleep, reducing stress, and eating nutritious food
- Practice physical distancing - stay at least 6' apart from others - to help stop the spread of coronavirus
Can you help? Want to donate?
Check out the King County Regional Donations Connector.
Individuals, agencies and businesses are invited to share what they have to contribute (i.e. funding, surgical supplies, masks, counseling etc.) and link up with frontline organizations.
For government agencies and medical and care providers:
Do you need supplies or staff for the COVID-19 response?
- Request test kits and PPE by completing this form (Excel). If you are using Internet Explorer, get the form here. Email the completed form to our Logistics Section. Request what you need for the following week (Monday-Sunday) by noon each Wednesday.
- If you are a medical facility or county agency and need items not on that list, please email a completed resource request form (ICS 213 RR) (PDF).
- If you are a county agency that has emergency staffing needs, please fill out this form (Microsoft Word) and email it.
We will try to respond to these requests within 72 hours.
If you have a medical facility with staffing needs, please contact the NorthWest Healthcare Response Network.
For questions or clarification, please email or call the King County Emergency Operations Center at +1 (206) 296-3830.
Emergency planning, preparedness, and response in King County
King County Emergency Management Director Brendan McCluskey talks about his agency's role, and what all of us can do, to become better prepared for emergencies and disasters.