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COVID-19: We're all in this together. Just 6 feet apart.

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Everyone, even people who are young and healthy, must stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19. You should:
  • Stay at home and avoid all non-essential contact with others.
  • Limit trips for groceries, gas and other essentials.
  • If you must go out, stay at least 6 feet away from others at all times.

Stand 6 feet or more apart from others to practice social distancing

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On March 23, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a Stay Home — Stay Healthy order which will be effective for a minimum of two weeks. The order requires every Washingtonian to stay at home, except for people:

On March 28, Public Health's Health Officer, Dr. Jeff Duchin, issued a Quarantine Directive and Isolation Order to protect the health of our community and prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Quarantine Directive: Everyone with COVID-19 symptoms who has a test result pending shall remain in quarantine while waiting for the test results.

  • Isolation Order: Every who has tested positive for COVID-19 shall remain in isolation until no longer infectious.

What to do if you are ill

If you are ill with fever and a cough or shortness of breath, stay home. If you are unsure of how to care for yourself or are concerned about your condition, call your health care provider for advice. If you feel you need to visit your doctor, call them first. Keep yourself separated from other people and animals in your home. Cover your coughs and sneezes and wash your hands often.

You can also use the online Coronavirus Assessment Tool developed by Providence and Microsoft.

Important updates

COVID-19 Outbreak Summary Data Dashboard


See related press release:
Updates for March 29, 2020: King County hospitals adapt to significant pressures from COVID-19

Additional updates: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Washington State Dept. of Health

Questions on complying with state and local orders?

The public has been highly accepting of and cooperative with Public Health's actions that are intended to protect the community's health and well-being in King County. While the Stay at Home Order and the Local Directive and Order on Quarantine and Isolation are enforceable by law, King County will not be actively searching for violations. Our focus is on helping people understand the importance of social distancing, rather than citations.

If you have specific questions or reports related to this, please email

King County Novel Coronavirus Call Center

  • If you are in King County and believe you were exposed to COVID-19—or if you're a healthcare provider with COVID-19 questions—contact our call center between 8 AM to 7 PM PST at 206-477-3977.

  • For general questions about COVID-19 in Washington State, please call the Washington State Novel Coronavirus Call Center at 800-525-0127.


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For service providers:

If you have concerns of a case, cluster or outbreak in your facility, please report the case using this online form. (Examples include long-term care facilities, senior living communities, supportive or transitional housing, homeless shelters, healthcare settings.

Report COVID cases using an online form

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