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COVID-19 Information

This page will be regularly updated as we receive more information from King County, the CDC, local health officials, and other authorized sources.

Last updated: September 28, 2020.


Public Health is recommending, but not requiring, the following steps:

  • People at higher risk of severe illness should stay home and away from large groups of people as much as possible, including public places with lots of people and large gatherings where there will be close contact with others. People at higher risk include:

    • People 60 and older

    • People with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes

    • People who have weakened immune systems

    • People who are pregnant

  • Workplaces should enact measures that allow people who can work from home to do so. Taking these measures can help reduce the number of workers who come into contact with COVID-19 and help minimize absenteeism due to illness.

  • If you can feasibly avoid bringing large groups of people together, consider postponing events and gatherings.

  • All people should not go out when they are sick.

  • Avoid visiting hospitals, long term care facilities, or nursing homes to the extent possible. If you need to go, limit your time there and keep six feet away from patients.

Source: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/news/2020/March/4-covid-recommendations.aspx


What does this mean for volunteers, shoppers, and donors?


What can you do to stay safe and keep others sfae?

Personal hygiene -

  • More hand washing; less face touching. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. 

  • Wear a mask at all times when around other people or in a public space.

  • Wash hands for 20 seconds regularly or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer 

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick. 

  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others. 

Be prepared at home -

  • Have a plan to care for family members should they get sick.

  • Know your local testing site if you need to get a COVID-19 test.

  • Stock up on food supplies and prescription medications for 30 days out, so you don’t have to leave your home if you or someone in your household becomes infected.


More resources:

Information and resources are updated frequently and can be found on the King County website and the website for the Washington Dept. of Health.

public hotline has been set up by Washington State Dept of Health for individuals seeking information about their personal situation: 800-525-0127

This article in The Seattle Times provides local background and timely updates.