Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19
- WA State Department of Health: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
- Health Insurance questions: https://www.insurance.wa.gov/health-insurance-and-coronavirus-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions
- National Alliance on Mental Illness COVID-19 Information and Resources: https://www.nami.org/getattachment/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/COVID-19-and-Mental-Illness-NAMI-Releases-Importan/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf?lang=en-US
- King County FAQ’s: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/novel-coronavirus/FAQ.aspx
What happens if the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads here?
How Can I Be Prepared For a COVID-19 Outbreak?
https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus (Scroll to bottom of the page for FAQs)
Should I wear a mask?
Thomas Locke, MD, MPH, Jefferson County Health Officer, addresses this important question in his April 4th press release here: COVID-19 Update for Jefferson County, April 4, 2020
Are Jefferson County residents doing a good job on flattening the curve?
Jefferson County residents have done a remarkable job in reducing transmission of COVID-19. There have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Jefferson County since April 9 and there have been no patients with this infection admitted to Jefferson Healthcare. We now know that community mitigation measures are an effective emergency tool for controlling this pandemic. Next we need to learn how to dial back these mitigations while continuing to control transmission of coronavirus. -Dr. Tom Locke, Jefferson County Health Officer April 29, 2020
How do I safely handle my groceries?
The Washington Department of Health and the FDA have said there is no evidence that Coronavirus is spreading through food or food packaging at this time. The very best practice is to make sure you thoroughly wash your hands before eating or handling food. Disinfecting food is not recommended. For the guidance from the FDA please visit this link: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions#food .
Here is guidance from the Department of Health on how to best protect yourself from Coronavirus: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/NovelCoronavirusFactSheet.pdf