What to do after a COVID-19 test
- 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.
- Stay at home, away from others – https://redcap.link/IQCalculator
- Get tested – information about free testing is available at www.kingcounty.gov/covid/sites
- Monitor for symptoms
- What to do if you are exposed to COVID-19
- Share information anonymously with contacts: https://tellyourcontacts.org. For assistance notifying your contacts through this website, please call us at 206-263-8480. Spanish interpretation available.
- Isolation and Quarantine Centers: King County operated motels offer people with COVID-19 a place to stay if they cannot quarantine or recover in their own home, or do not have a home.
- Health insurance and essential services: information about free and low-cost health insurance and many essential services including food and energy assistance.
- Housing, rental & bill assistance
- Rental Assistance Programs
- Resources for undocumented residents
- Emotional Support and Mental Health
- Other community resources
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 206-263-0267.
Here is more information about what to expect when we call.