COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus

Our health advisories have the latest information.

Closely monitor health advisories for updated guidance, situational awareness and resources for providers and patients.

To report, call Call (253) 649-1412, press 0 (M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). Or call the 24 hour Reporting Line: (253) 649-1413 and leave a message with the patient\'s first name, last name, date of birth..

Vaccine

Everyone 6 months or older is eligible to get ta COVID-19 Vaccine. For the latest information, visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Providers page.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine planning, development and safety standards from DOH and CDC.

Testing

People with COVID-19 report a wide range of symptoms, from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure and include:

  • Cough.
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
  • Fever.
  • Chills.
  • Muscle pain.
  • Headache.
  • Sore throat.
  • Loss of taste or smell.

People with mild to moderate illness can test at home or go to a COVID-19 test site in our community. Emergency departments are not for routine COVID-19 testing unless the patient needs emergency care.

Follow Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH’s) updated testing criteria. For more information, view:

If a patient tests positive using an at-home test have them report their result to Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127.

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Treatment

For information about pre-exposure and post-diagnosis COVID-19 therapeutics, view our COVID-19 Treatment Information for Providers page. There may be test to treat options available through DOH regardless of insurance.

Considerations for special populations 

Immunocompromised 

Pregnant or breastfeeding

Long-Term care 

Healthcare workers

Children and teens

Personal protective equipment

Additional Guidance

Patient instructions

  • What to do if you may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19.
  • What to do if you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

Resources

Guidance

For more general information, visit our COVID-19 Information page.

Additional Resources