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COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

King County is taking steps to protect the health of our community during the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak. There are also steps you can take personally to minimize your risk of disease. Stay safe by following guidance provided by Public Health - Seattle & King County:

  • Follow Stay Home Stay Healthy guidelines.  
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water, or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Practice other good health habits, such as keeping surfaces clean, getting plenty of sleep, reducing stress, and eating nutritious food
  • Practice physical distancing - stay at least 6' apart from others - to help stop the spread of coronavirus

Find more information, guidance, and tips at and

Update on face coverings

Can you help? Want to donate? 

Check out the King County Regional Donations Connector.

Individuals, agencies and businesses are invited to share what they have to contribute (i.e. funding, surgical supplies, masks, counseling etc.) and link up with frontline organizations.

For government agencies and medical care providers:

Do you need supplies or staff for the COVID-19 response? 

Please refer to the COVID-19 Emergency Resource Requests site.

Don't miss the Great ShakeOut October 15, 2020

On October 15, 2020 at 10:15 a.m. join King County Emergency Management in practicing how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On during the annual Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. King County is at high risk to experience an earthquake, and practicing what to do when the ground starts to shake is the first step in getting prepared. 

Because King County has the potential to be impacted by a large earthquake, being prepared should be a priority for you and your loved ones. Consider making an earthquake plan, building an emergency supply kit, and talking with your community about what you can all do to support each other should "the big one" hit. 


Emergency planning, preparedness, and response in King County

King County Emergency Management Director Brendan McCluskey talks about his agency's role, and what all of us can do, to become better prepared for emergencies and disasters.

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