COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus

Our health advisories have the latest information.

Closely monitor health advisories for updated guidance, situational awareness and resources for providers and patients.

To report, call the reporting line at 800-535-5016 ext. 541.

Vaccine

Everyone 6 months or older is eligible to get ta COVID-19 Vaccine. For the latest information, visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Providers page.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine planning, development and safety standards from DOH and CDC.

Testing

People with COVID-19 report a wide range of symptoms, from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure and include:

  • Cough.
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
  • Fever.
  • Chills.
  • Muscle pain.
  • Headache.
  • Sore throat.
  • Loss of taste or smell.

People with mild to moderate illness can test at home or go to a COVID-19 test site in our community. Emergency departments are not for routine COVID-19 testing unless the patient needs emergency care.

Follow Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH’s) updated testing criteria. For more information, view:

If a patient tests positive using an at-home test have them report their result to Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127.

Teach your patients 

Treatment

For information about pre-exposure and post-diagnosis COVID-19 therapeutics, view our COVID-19 Treatment Information for Providers page. There may be test to treat options available through DOH regardless of insurance.

Considerations for special populations 

Immunocompromised 

Pregnant or breastfeeding

Long-Term care 

Healthcare workers

Children and teens

Personal protective equipment

Additional Guidance

Patient instructions

  • What to do if you may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19.
  • What to do if you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

Resources

Guidance

For more general information, visit our COVID-19 Information page.

Additional Resources