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COVID-19 Resources

Important Updates

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is the most common variant in the United States. Learn more about Delta through NRC-RIM.

Back to school: Vaccines and masking for kids. Everyone age 12 years and older is currently eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. At this time, COVID-19 vaccines are not authorized for children younger than 12 years old. Clinical trials are in process for young children. Check your school district for information about vaccine availability and COVID testing available at your child’s school.

Local masking directives: “As of September 7, King County requires that everyone ages 5 and older, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in indoor public settings”

Breakthrough Infections: What they are, why they happen, and why getting vaccinated is still worth it.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccination outcomes: Data dashboard for King County. People who are not fully vaccinated are 49 times more like to be hospitalized for COVID-19!

Third vaccine dose: An extra dose of COVID-19 vaccine recommended for immunocompromised individuals.

Booster dose: “The FDA and CDC's expert panel will be evaluating the effectiveness and safety of a booster shot for other groups, and Public Health expects to receive further guidance in the coming weeks."

People are more likely to be vaccinated if people they love are also vaccinated. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health District provides tips here about how to share about the vaccine with family and friends.

COVID-19 Testing

Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout King County regardless of immigration or insurance status. They are open for drive-thru or walk-ups/wheel-ups to anyone who cannot access a COVID-19 test through their regular healthcare provider. Advanced appointments strongly recommended to avoid long wait times.

Need help making an appointment? Call the King County COVID-19 Call Center at 206-477-3977 (open 7 days a week, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.) If you need an interpreter, please tell us in English what language you need.

Available testing locations by city

Do you need help?


  • Scheduling a vaccine appointment? Call or text 253-234-5770
  • Transportation to a vaccine appointment? Go to Find A Ride
  • Looking for a new job? Call 253-277-1121
  • Applying for a green card/citizenship or for family members to join you here? Call (425) 470-3878 or email
  • Paying rent expenses? Call 211 - or if you're in King County, go to: the King County Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program.
  • Paying for utilities? Call the MultiService Center to make an appointment 253-517-2263
  • Need info about our Refugee Summer Youth Academy? Click here.

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