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Updated June 27, 2022: King County isolation and quarantine sites are operating at conventional status and serving all priority groups. However, admission and discharge criteria may fluctuate with room availability. In order to serve those at highest risk, in the event of low room availability we may need to move into contingency status and/or utilize our prioritization strategies at any time.

Testing sites for individuals experiencing homelessness

Isolation and quarantine services

Report positive case or possible transmission


Contact/Where to get more information from King County

  • King County COVID‑19 Call Center
    Contact the King County COVID-19 Call Center at 206‑477‑3977. Staff are available weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on holidays). Isolation and quarantine requests can be made during that time.

    If you need language interpretation or online help, contact the call center and say your preferred language when connected. If you have a disability and need accommodation, contact the call center or email publichealthaccommodations@kingcounty.gov.

  • 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.

  • General questions about COVID-19 in Washington State
    Contact the Washington State COVID-19 Information Hotline at 1‑800‑525‑0127.

  • Send us an email using our online form or email us directly at coronavirus@kingcounty.gov.

Guidance documents

All documents are in the process of being updated. For the latest information, please visit the CDC's COVID-19 website on People Experiencing Homelessness.


COVID-19 Homeless Response meetings

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Video and audio resources for homeless service providers

De-escalation tips for front-line providers

Audio file by Ellis Amdur, Crisis Intervention Trainer,
Health Care for the Homeless Network Skype Meeting, May 7, 2020

You may also download and save this MP4 file
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Two skills to help stay calm in crisis situations

Audio file by Ellis Amdur, Crisis Intervention Trainer,
Health Care for the Homeless Network Skype Meeting, May 5, 2020

You may also download and save this MP4 file
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Two tactics to take control of a situation with people who are terrified or enraged

Audio file by Ellis Amdur, Crisis Intervention Trainer,
Health Care for the Homeless Network Skype Meeting, April 30, 2020

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(To save to your computer, right-click on the link and select Save Target As or Save Link As)


Two tactics to communicate with people who are anxious or angry

Audio file by Ellis Amdur, Crisis Intervention Trainer,
Health Care for the Homeless Network Skype Meeting, April 21, 2020

You may also download and save this MP4 file
(To save to your computer, right-click on the link and select Save Target As or Save Link As)


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