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To slow the spread of COVID-19, King County is acting swiftly to respond to the outbreak in unprecedented time of emergency.

One of the key Public Health interventions we are deploying is the siting of Isolation/Quarantine, Assessment and Recovery, and Shelter De-Intensification facilities across the County. These facilities slow the spread of COVID-19 and minimize the strain on our local healthcare facilities to ensure the safety of the public at large.

Today, five Isolation/Quarantine and Assessment/Recovery centers are currently open for guests, including in Kent, North Seattle/Aurora, Issaquah, Harborview Hall and Shoreline.

Locations in Top Hat and Eastgate are ready to open as soon as needed, if demand grows or we experience a second surge.

King County is working to bring current operational facilities up to full capacity before opening new sites for isolation, quarantine, or recovery.

Isolation and Quarantine

Isolation is used for people who are currently ill and able to spread the disease and who need to stay away from others in order to avoid infecting them.

Quarantine is for people who are not currently showing symptoms but are at increased risk for having been exposed to an infectious disease.

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Overview of AC/RC vs I/Q Facilities

Assessment Centers/Recovery Centers (AC/RCs) are congregate care facilities that provide supervised care to symptomatic or COVID-positive adults who cannot quarantine or recover in their own home, or do not have a home. People who stay at an AC/RC may be unable to isolate from high-risk individuals in their home or they may be experiencing homelessness. These spaces help support hospital capacity by providing a place of care for more acute patients.

The main difference between an AC/RC and an I/Q site is that a group of people can stay in one AC/RC, whereas I/Q sites are intended for one person at a time in a room. AC/RCs are intended for clusters of people who have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms or are COVID-positive in the event of a surge. Surges are difficult to predict, but the AC/RC sites will help us be ready for it when they happen.

Learn more about our facilities:

Amazon donates to Kent isolation and quarantine facility

Kent Isolation/Quarantine

1233 Central Ave N, Kent WA.

For individuals who cannot safely self-quarantine or isolate in their own home, or do not have a home.

A Look at the Aurora Modular Isolation and Quarantine Facility

Aurora Isolation/Quarantine

1132 N. 128th Street, Seattle, WA

For individuals who cannot safely self-quarantine or isolate in their own home, or do not have a home.

DCHS Volunteers Setting Up Issaquah Isolation and Quarantine Facility

Issaquah Isolation/Quarantine

1801 12th Ave, Issaquah, WA 98027

For individuals who cannot safely self-quarantine or isolate in their own home, or do not have a home.

 

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White Center Isolation/Quarantine

206 SW 112th St., Seattle, WA

For individuals who cannot safely self-quarantine or isolate in their own home, or do not have a home.

Introducing Shoreline Assessment and Recovery Facility

Shoreline Assessment Center/Recovery Center

19030 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155

For adults who cannot, isolate, quarantine, or recover in their own home, or do not have a home.

Eastgate Assessment Center/Recovery Center Construction

Eastgate Assessment Center/Recovery Center

13620 Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005

For adults who cannot, isolate, quarantine, or recover in their own home, or do not have a home.

 

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SoDo Assessment Center/Recovery Center

1045 6th Ave South, Seattle, Wa

For people who cannot isolate, quarantine, or recover in their own home, or do not have a home.

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Harborview Hall Isolation and Recovery Center

326 9th Ave, Seattle, WA

For people who need a place to isolate and recover from COVID-19, with priority for people without housing.

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