COVID-19

Coexisting with COVID-19

We now know that COVID-19 is here to stay for the foreseeable future. It’s important to understand how to live our lives while keeping ourselves, loved ones and community as safe as possible. How can we do that? By using all the tools we’ve learned so far: getting vaccinated and boosted, getting tested and staying home if sick or exposed, wearing a mask in crowds, and keeping our distance.

Here’s what you need to know as we enter a new stage of life coexisting with COVID-19 in our community.

 

Masks

Wearing a mask helps to slow the spread of COVID-19. Masks are still required in some settings, so always have one on hand just in case.

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Vaccination

There’s no better defense against COVID-19 than getting vaccinated and boosted as soon as you are eligible.

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Testing

Get tested for COVID-19 if you feel sick, plan on attending a large gathering, or you’ve been in contact with someone who has COVID-19. 

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Tested Positive

If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home and away from others, follow isolation and quarantine guidance.

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WA Notify

Having WA Notify on your phone is a simple and easy way to get alerted if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19. 

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Treatments

If you do get COVID-19, it’s important that you check with your health care provider on possible treatments.

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Current Status of COVID-19 in Washington State

 

Dashboards

Data showing current status, disease activity and testing, vaccinations, and hospital use.

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Variants

It’s natural for viruses to mutate and new COVID-19 variants or outbreaks can occur at any time. 

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