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As the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, response changes from day-to-day, there are several steps you can take to stay informed and keep you and your loved ones healthy. Please find below a list of resources for Central Washington families, individuals, and businesses.

Resources:

Coronavirus.gov - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides frequent updates, answer to frequently asked questions, and tips to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Washigton State Department of Health - Our state's health department provides Washington-specific updates. They also operate a Coronavirus Hotline for individuals to ask questions: 1-800-525-0127.

County Health Districts and Departments can provide localized updates on event closures and public health recommendations. Please see a list below:

Adams County
Grant County
Benton-Franklin County
Chelan-Douglas County
Okanogan County
Walla Walla County
Yakima County

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - CMS has put together a toolkit for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, providers, and health departments. 

Farmers.gov/Coronavirus - USDA has compiled updated service office information as well as frequently asked questions for farmers, ranchers, and other users of USDA programs. 

Small Business Administration - SBA is offering guidance and disaster loans for small businesses affected by COVID-19. 

Washington State Department of Financial Institutions - Our state provides additional financial resources for business owners and residents. 

Department of Veterans Affairs - The VA is taking steps to inform and protect the health of veterans.

Indian Health Service - IHS has helpful information for tribes from general FAQs to assistance with funding resources. 

Internal Revenue Service - The CARES Act, which was recenty signed into law by President Trump, includes economic impact payments for indiviudals who make under $75,000 per year. The IRS has released guidance on these payments and how they will be delivered to Americans.

For Our Communities:

Staying Healthy: 

If you think you have Coronavirus: 

  • Stay home except to get medical care
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid sharing personal household items
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday
  • Monitor your symptoms

Symptoms:

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Getting Tested:

The Washington State Department of Health has issued the following guidance if you believe you need to be tested.

COVID-19 Testing Protocol

Travel Assistance:

  • CDC travel health notices can be found here
  • International travel guidance issued by the Department of State is available here
  • State Department and specific country advisories are listed here.

 

Issues: