For community and faith-based organizations
This page offers resources and tools for organizations, faith and cultural leaders to engage with the communities they serve, including people who are unsheltered, communities with limited English proficiency, people who are undocumented, LGBTQ and BIPOC communities, as well as frontline workers.
Current COVID-19 guidance for nonprofit, community-based organizations, and religious and faith-based organizations
Nonprofits and community-based organizations (CBOs), religious and faith-based organizations (FBOs), and other organizations may operate at full capacity and regular hours, with no physical distancing requirements. All organizations are required to follow King County and state mask guidance.
CBOs and FBOs can limit spread of COVID-19 and protect staff, volunteers, clients, and community, with proper indoor air ventilation, vaccination efforts, and mask guidelines. Organizations may choose to implement their own mask requirements. Please respect people’s choices to continue to wear a mask.
Employers should follow Washington State Labor & Industries (L&I) requirements for COVID-19 in the workplace:
- Organizations and businesses with less than 50 community members or employees no longer need to report COVID-19 cases.
- Organizations with 50 or more community members or employees should continue to report outbreaks to L&I within 24 hours if they suspect COVID-19 is spreading in their workplace or if there are two or more confirmed or suspected cases among community members or employees in a 14-day period.
Although Washington State’s public health emergency proclamations for COVID-19 ended October 31, 2022, COVID‑19 is still a recognized workplace hazard that employers must address. See L&I Requirements and Guidance for Preventing COVID‑19 and reporting cases.
COVID-19 guidance and resources
Outreach toolkits for organizations: resources to help families with questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children.
These toolkits pull together information and resources to help community and faith organizations, childcare providers, schools, and other youth service providers answer common questions about COVID-19 vaccination for children. It includes links to videos, flyers, social media graphics, and other resources, and also tips on how organizations can use these resources.
Toolkit for children ages 6 months to 5 years:
Toolkit for children ages 5 to 11 years:
See Current COVID-19 guidance for information on:
- How to keep staff, volunteers, and clients safe
- Safe cleaning and disinfection
- What to do if an employee or volunteer is diagnosed with COVID-19
It is crucial that we all stay informed on the latest information regarding COVID-19. The Speaker's Bureau provides presentations with the latest information, resources, and guidance's for COVID-19 to the community.
Learn more about how we can work with you to provide your organization with a presentation about COVID-19 and any relevant topics that your community is looking for.
Public Health — Seattle & King County convened representatives from various community, business, and government sectors in King County who are working together to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by accelerating the use of the recommended and required community mitigation strategies.
- Office of Equity and Social Justice
- COVID-19 Community and Small Business Resource Guide
The resource guide is a tool that was requested by community leaders. It includes the following information:
- How to apply for unemployment
- Housing resources
- Information on utilities and internet
- Cash assistance
- Food assistance
- Childcare resources
- Resources for undocumented communities
- Small business loans and disaster assistance
- In-language resources
Contact us about COVID-19
Community support and well-being
Connect with people who want to help and provide tools and resources to support your emotional health.
Non-medical questions about COVID-19, including compliance and business-related issues?
Contact King County COVID-19 Business and Community Information by submitting a written inquiry or report online.
If you are a food business owner or a food worker and have questions related to your operation, please reach out to your Health Investigator or call 206-263-9566 to speak with office staff.
Viruses don't discriminate. Misinformation about coronavirus can create fear and hostility that hurts people and makes it harder to keep everyone healthy. We're stronger as a community when we stand together against discrimination. Take advantage of these resources to prevent, interrupt, and respond to stigma. The anti-stigma resources page includes the following:
- Anti-stigma social media kit
- Poster: Viruses Don't Discriminate and Neither Should We
- Poster: Coronavirus and Stigma
Link/share our site at kingcounty.gov/covid/faith