Healthcare Provider Resources & Recommendations


Washington Needs Health Practitioners for the COVID-19 State of Emergency

Health professionals licensed in other states may practice in Washington by registering through the emergency volunteer health practitioner process or by applying for a WA license, which may result in the department issuing a temporary practice permit.

Non-Discrimination in Medical Treatment for COVID-19

This joint bulletin (PDF) reminds health care providers and payers that it is unlawful to ration care on the basis of an individual's existing or perceived disability, in addition to other socio-demographic characteristics.

Provision of Support Persons for Patients with Disabilities in Hospitals

This joint bulletin (PDF) reminds hospitals and health care providers that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act require them to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to their health care services and facilities.

PREP Act Authorization for Health Care Workers with Expired or Inactive Licenses to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

With actively practicing providers fully engaged in treating patients along with administering vaccines, retired and inactive health care providers can play a key role in taking on the vital work of vaccinating Washingtonians.

Note: See the new Infection Prevention webpage for infection prevention and long-term care information.

Communication Access Tools
Health Care Preparedness
Materials for Patients

Find materials on our Resources and Recommendations page. Materials are available in many languages.

Provider Specific Guidance

First Responders

Emergency medical services (EMS) play a vital role in responding to requests for assistance, triaging patients, and providing emergency medical treatment and transport for ill persons. EMS workers have unique challenges as they are in enclosed spaces during transport and need to make quick decisions.

The following guidance and resources are for first responders and emergency medical service providers who anticipate having close contact with persons with confirmed or possible COVID-19 in their work.

Policy Statement: EMS Providers and Emergency Vaccinations (PDF)

Perinatal Care Providers

The following is guidance and resources for perinatal providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including materials you can provide to patients.

Patient Information
Reporting COVID-19 Deaths

Laboratory Resources

Testing Patients for COVID-19
Treatment Guidelines

Literature Situation Reports (Lit Rep)​​

The Daily COVID-19 Literature Situation Report (Lit Rep) has moved and is now available on the University of Washington's Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness website.

In-depth reports and topical synthesis reports are also posted there monthly, and the site has a new search function that allows you to search across prior reports.

You can also subscribe to receive the Lit Rep in your inbox daily.

If you have questions about the Lit Rep, please contact Maayan Simckes at