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Latest Update - March 28, 2020

To re-emphasize the need for all King County residents to prevent new cases, a new order from Public Health – Seattle & King County requires everyone with COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing) who has a test pending to stay quarantined.


Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statewide "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order March 23 that:

  • Requires every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity.
  • Bans all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes.
  • Closes all businesses, except essential ones (see this online form for businesses to get clarification or submit a request for inclusion as essential).

The proclamation states it’s still safe for people to go outside as long as they remain at least six feet from each other. Grocery stores, doctor’s offices and other essential businesses will remain open. People can still participate in activities such as bike rides, gardening, and dog walking — as long as they follow social distancing rules.

Mayor’s Messages

  1. COVID-19 Overview
  2. What to do if you are ill
  3. City closures
  4. Parks and Trails
  5. county facility
  6. TRANSLATIONS

stand-6-feet-apartPer Public Health – Seattle & King County, everyone, even people who are young and healthy, must stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19. You should:

  • Stay at home and avoid all non-essential contact with others.
  • Limit trips for groceries, gas and other essentials.
  • If you must go out, stay at least 6 feet away from others at all times.

Discrimination based on ethnicity or ancestry will make the situation worse. Having Chinese ancestry – or any other ancestry – does not make a person more vulnerable to this illness. Coronavirus doesn’t recognize race, nationality nor ethnicity.

Additional updates are available from Public Health — Seattle & King County, Washington State Department of Health and the federal CDC.