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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Although the current risk to people in King County from the new coronavirus (COVID-19) remains low (with no local cases), it is increasingly likely that it will spread to the US at some point.

  • Prepare now: Public Health recommends that organizations and individuals prepare now in order to reduce the number of illnesses and negative effects that could occur in our community.

  • Travel and illness: People who are traveling should be aware of the impacted countries, and if they become ill after traveling, call a doctor or hospital.

  • Discrimination based on ethnicity or ancestry will make the situation worse. Having Chinese ancestry – or any other ancestry – does not make a person more vulnerable to this illness. Coronavirus doesn’t recognize race, nationality nor ethnicity.

  • Additional updates are available from the federal CDC and Washington Dept. of Health

Common questions about coronavirus



The Washington State Dept. of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public.

If you have questions about what is happening in Washington state, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.