Guidance for People at Higher Risk for Serious Illness


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People who are older or have underlying health conditions are at higher risk for complications from COVID-19. (See Are You at Higher Risk for Severe Illness? to learn more about who is at higher risk). We care about you and your loved ones—see below for guidance about what to do during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Monitor your health

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Stay up-to-date on the current COVID-19 situation in Washington, Governor Inslee's proclamations, symptoms, how it spreads, and how and when people should get tested. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

The risk of COVID-19 is not connected to race, ethnicity or nationality. Stigma will not help to fight the illness. Share accurate information with others to keep rumors and misinformation from spreading.

Have more questions about COVID-19? Call the DOH information line: 1-800-525-0127. The phone line is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding state holidays. Language assistance is available. For questions about your own health, COVID-19 testing, or testing results, please contact your health care provider.