COVID-19 Health and Safety Resources
Note: for the most current information about Seattle Colleges' Infection Control Program, visit the Infection Control and Safety Training web page.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please get tested right away:
- View a comparison of COVID-19 test kits to know when you should get a PCR or antigen (rapid) test.
The following COVID-19 testing options are provided at no cost to you:
- Public Health – Seattle & King County list of testing sites
- Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department list of testing sites
- Snohomish Health District list of testing sites
You can order free, at-home COVID-19 test kits by mail from:
- COVIDtests.gov, the US government's free test supply program
- The WA Department of Health
- SayYesCovidHomeTest.org now allows up to 2 orders per household every month, while supplies last (ech order contains 5 tests)
- Multilingual information about COVID-19 testing options is available from the Washington State Department of Health.
Getting boosted and remaining up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations is the most important layer of safety for preventing severe illness and reducing the potential for transmission. In addition, staying home when sick or symptomatic, and getting tested if you have symptoms or been exposed, remain very important layers of protection for reducing your risk.
- Washington State Vaccine Resources
- Seattle COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
- King County Vaccine Resources
- Getting Vaccinated in King County (first and second boosters)
What does it mean for COVID19 to be Endemic?
Seattle Colleges District H&S
This is a 15 minute presentation on COVID19 as an endemic disease – it is an introductory level discussion on simple endemic disease patterns and how it relates to what we’ve been experiencing as COVID19 transitions from a novel virus to an endemic disease.
- Washington State Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Webinar: Self-Care and Managing Stress During COVID-19
- Washington State finding support for mental health and well-being
- More Washington State EAP COVID-19 resources including links and handouts
- World Health Organization: Helping Children Cope with Stress During COVID-19
- Seattle Colleges Occupational Health and Safety resources for those working from home:
Other Informational Resources
The following local, state, and national governmental websites provide official information about the COVID-19 response.
- COVID-19 Summary Data Dashboard (Updated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)
- Daily Outbreak Summary (for web-enabled mobile devices, phones, and tablets)
- King County Data Dashboards
- Seattle Colleges Reported Case Counts
- Public Health—Seattle & King County COVID-19 Website
- Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 Website
- Washington State COVID-19 Response Website
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Website
- What's Open and Closed in Washington
- Washington's Phased "Safe Start" Approach to Reopening
- Washington's COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard
- Avoiding scams
- Spread the Facts
- COVID-19: Resources for Community—information and links for Seattle programs and services that may be helpful for residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Also included are community, county, and state resources. Some of these programs and services are available to everyone regardless of where they live, although other restrictions may apply.
Discrimination and Stigma
Discrimination based on race or ethnicity only makes it harder to keep everyone healthy. While COVID-19 may have started in China, having Chinese or Asian ancestry – or any other ancestry – does not make a person more vulnerable to or a cause of this illness. COVID-19 doesn't recognize race, ethnicity, or nationality. Seattle & King County Public Health has put together a website of anti-stigma resources that may be helpful.