For community and faith-based organizations
Our community and faith-based organizations continue to serve King County residents most impacted in these difficult times. 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.
- COVID-19 information for religious and faith-based organizations
- Face protection for housing and shelter staff working in close contact with people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection
- FAQ's about the statewide face covering requirement, including how CBOs and FBOs can apply for free face coverings.
The Speaker's Bureau provides presentations with the latest information, resources, and guidance’s for COVID-19 to your community. We strive to provide culturally relevant presentations and provide answers that your community is looking for. Our goal is to ensure that all communities in King County have the knowledge they need to stay safe and healthy during this time. Learn more and complete an online request form.
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
- How to apply for unemployment
Contact/Where to get more information from King County
- For non-medical questions about COVID-19, including compliance and business related issues, contact King County COVID-19 Business and Community Information Line at 206-296-1608, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- 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.
Community presentation requests
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.
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