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If you test positive, click on the steps below.

If you test negative, click here for more information.

How to care for yourself or others with COVID-19:

  • Pay attention to your symptoms. If your symptoms get worse, call a healthcare provider for guidance. If you do not have a healthcare provider, call the King County COVID-19 call center between 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at 206-477-3977.

  • Watch for emergency signs. Call 9-1-1 if you have:
    • Trouble breathing
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • Unusual feelings of confusion or not able to respond
    • Lips or face have a blue or purple tint

Share this information with people you live with, people you have traveled in a vehicle with, and others who have been within 6 feet of you for 15 minutes or more since 2 days before your symptoms began.

You can provide your employer with this statement that explains when it is safe for you to return to work.

Learn more about support for workers

If you test positive or have been exposed to someone who has, health investigators known as contact tracers will reach out to help determine when you got sick and who you might have exposed. Your phone will identify the caller as "Public Health," "WA Health," 206-263-8480, or 206-477-4992.

Here is more information about what to expect when we call.

Adults and teenagers who have completed quarantine following a COVID-19 diagnosis should get vaccinated right away! Vaccination should only be postponed if:

  • You have had a fever within the past 24 hours.
    OR
  • Cough or shortness of breath have not improved since you got COVID-19.
    OR
  • You received monoclonal antibody treatment* for COVID-19 within the past 90 days.
    *Common therapies include Casirivimab/Imdevimab (Regeneron) and Bamlanivimab/Etesevimab. Check with your doctor if you are unsure what treatments you received.

It’s never been easier to get a COVID-19 vaccine! Everyone ages 12 and older is eligible.

COVID-19 vaccines are free! Vaccination is available regardless of insurance, citizenship, or immigration status. You will not be billed or charged for vaccination.

Vaccines are available at pharmacies, clinics, pop-up events, and high-volume vaccination sites. Many providers don’t require appointments! You can even get vaccinated without leaving your car.

For more information go to kingcounty.gov/vaccine.

To find a vaccine near you go to https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov


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