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If two or more staff or volunteer members develop confirmed or suspected COVID-19 within a 14-day period, Washington State requires businesses, non-profits, and other organizations to self-report this information to Public Health. Report COVID-19 cases to Public Health

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 ventilationvaccination efforts, and mask guidelines. Organizations may choose to implement their own mask requirements. Please respect people’s choices to continue to wear a mask.

Public Health—Seattle & King County continues to promote these protective steps:

  • Get vaccinated if you are eligible and encourage others. When more people are vaccinated, each community is better protected. Vaccines are free regardless of insurance, citizenship, or immigration status. You will not be billed or charged for vaccination.
    • How and where to get vaccinated? Vaccines are available at many community locations, and mobile vaccination can come to your organization.
  • Follow King County masking guidance. The Washington state mask order also requires everyone to wear masks in some settings, including healthcare, homeless service sites, and correctional facilities.
  • Improve indoor air ventilation and filtration. The virus easily spreads indoors, especially in crowded spaces. All organizations with indoor facilities should improve air ventilation and filtration. This will help prevent future outbreaks as we get into cooler weather. More information is available at Improving Indoor Air). To request assistance on how you can improve your ventilation and indoor air quality, please fill out this form.
  • Outdoors is better than indoors, for gatherings. COVID-19 spreads much more easily indoors than outdoors. If you're planning or attending large gatherings, the risks are lower outdoors.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms or an exposure and stay home if feeling sick. COVID-19 is still spreading, and the new variants are even more contagious. Getting tested allows you to protect family and friends. Testing is free.
    • If two or more staff or volunteer members develop confirmed or suspected COVID-19 within a 14-day period, Washington state requires businesses, non-profits, and other organizations to self-report this information to Public Health.
  • Encourage frequent hand washing and practicing good hygiene.

Specific to religious and faith-Based organizations

Public Health recognizes that places of worship are more than a place to pray; they provide community and healing, especially for injustices past and present, particularly against Black, Indigenous, and people of color. This is even more important as marginalized communities are those hit hardest by COVID-19.

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.

Equity response

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.

Learn more about the Pandemic and Racism Community Advisory Group .

  • 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.

Anti-stigma resources and downloadable posters

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

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