Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
New temporary restrictions in King County
Updated January 6, 2021
On Jan. 5, Gov. Inslee announced a new path forward to reopening the state when the current temporary restrictions expire on Jan. 11. According to the new plan, Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery, regions across the state, including King County, will enter Phase 1 of Healthy Washington on Jan. 11. In Phase 1, we will continue to operate as we have been under the current temporary restrictions with some additional fitness, entertainment and sports activities allowed at a limited capacity.
This new path forward allows us to balance fighting COVID-19 and saving lives with safely reopening the economy and vaccinating as many people as possible.
To move to Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington plan and reopen more businesses and activities, our region must meet four metrics associated with regional hospital capacity and admissions, case rates and test positivity.
With cases skyrocketing in King County, it's more important than ever to stop the spread:
- Wear a mask around people you don't live with (even close friends and family).
- Stay home as much as possible.
- Follow the Governor's limitations on indoor gatherings.
- Quarantine and get tested at the first sign of illness or if you've been around someone with COVID-19.
- The safest option is to avoid gathering with people you don't live with this holiday season.
King County COVID-19 Call Centers
- Medical questions related to COVID-19?
Contact the call center between 8 AM to 7 PM PST at 206-477-3977
- Non-medical questions about COVID-19 including compliance and business related issues?
- Contact the King County COVID-19 Business and Community Information Line (Monday - Friday) 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM at 206-296-1608, or submit a written inquiry or report online.
- For employee health, contact tracing, or testing questions, please call the COVID-19 call center at 206-477-3977.
- Need isolation or quarantine for COVID-19?
Contact the call center between 8 AM to 10PM PST at 206-477-3977.
- General questions about COVID-19 in Washington State
Contact the Washington State Novel Coronavirus Call Center at 800-525-0127.