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COVID-19 Resources

Did you know? A Community Ambassador can answer your COVID-19 related questions directly in French, Dari, Kinyarwanda, Lingala, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian or English - or in any language with interpretation. Contact (253) 656-4487 or cgicheru@wr.org for assistance.

Important Updates

Beginning March 1, 2022, the vaccine verification requirement will no longer be in effect in King County. Vaccination Verification Policy to End as of March 1 – PUBLIC HEALTH INSIDER. Businesses and organizations may still choose to implement their own vaccine verification policies.

King County’s local Indoor mask mandate to end after March 11 - King County's local indoor mask mandate to end after March 11 – PUBLIC HEALTH INSIDER

The Omicron Variant of Covid-19 is the current most contagious variant in the United States. Learn more through What You Need to Know About Variants | CDC

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

The federal department of Health and Human Services has released a helpful Community Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation. The toolkit can help you understand, identify, and stop the spread of health misinformation. A great resource!

For businesses, it is important to:

  • Continue to improve ventilation
  • Support vaccination for employees
  • Encourage employees to stay home when sick
  • Enforce indoor mask policies

COVID-19 Vaccines

Booster dose: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), all fully vaccinated adults over the age of 18 are now eligible for a booster dose. Adults are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

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.

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.

Our friends at advocacy organization Protecting Immigrant Families created an animated video aimed at communicating that receiving the COVID-19 vaccination has no immigration consequences. The video is available in 9 languages and in a variety of formats best for different social media platforms.
The Public Health Communications Collaborative have created a collection of sample social media posts and images to help you share information about Children and COVID-19 Vaccination. They’ve also created a list of Answers to Tough Questions that you might felt helpful.

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 ImmigrationSeattle@wr.org
  • Paying rent expenses? Call 211
  • 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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