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Coronavirus resources: Guidance and latest numbers from agencies across Washington

Mar 17, 2020

KNKX Public Radio is working to keep you updated on the latest developments of the outbreak of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. In addition to bringing you daily stories and updates on air during Morning Edition and All Things Considered, we’ve compiled a list of comprehensive resources. You can find the latest numbers from officials tracking confirmed cases, as well as up-to-date announcements from agencies responding to the pandemic. If you have questions that aren’t answered here, or ideas about people we should talk to or stories we should cover, email outreach@knkx.org. We’ve also started a podcast, Transmission, about life in the heart of this outbreak. You can subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

COVID-19 TESTING LOCATIONS
A resource from the state Department of Health for locating the nearest testing sites. 

COVID-19 NUMBERS
Latest numbers on statewide cases

ANNOUNCEMENTS, GUIDANCE FROM STATE AGENCIES
Office of the Governor

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

Washington State Department of Health

Employment Security Department

Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Labor & Industries

Financial assistance for small businesses

Fish and Wildlife

State hotline for coronavirus questions: 1-800-525-0127
Call seven days per week, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Callers who need interpretative services can press # when the operator answers and say their language. You also can text the word “coronavirus” to 211-211 to receive information and updates on your phone wherever you are.

INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH METRICS AND EVALUATION
Here's the latest modeling from the institute at the University of Washington, breaking down hospital capacity nationwide and by state. 

County Reopening Phases

COUNTY-SPECIFIC NUMBERS AND INFORMATION
Public Health — Seattle & King County

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Snohomish Health District

Whatcom County Health Department

Skagit County Public Health

Thurston County Public Health & Social Services

Kitsap Public Health District

Mason County Public Health

Grays Harbor Public Health & Social Services

Jefferson County Public Health

Cowlitz County Health & Human Services

Clark County Public Health

San Juan County Health & Community Services

Island County Public Health

TRANSPORTATION
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Port of Seattle

Port of Tacoma

King County Metro

Sound Transit

Pierce Transit

Community Transit

Intercity Transit

PARKS AND RECREATION

King County Parks

Metro Parks Tacoma

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Child Care Aware of Washington
The state’s designated response and referral center for child care needs during COVID-19. The organization is helping families in every county find child care options. All of the services to families and providers are free.

Support Small Business Map
Information on regional businesses offering take-out, delivery and curbside services 

Dine Pierce County
Information on restaurants offering take-out, delivery and curbside services in Tacoma and Pierce County 

Low Income Housing Institute
Donate items to keep people safe who are living at urban rest stops and tiny house villages

Bloodworks Northwest
During COVID-19 "donating blood is a safe action;" donations by appointment only.

Seattle Food Committee
Directory of food banks 

Hopelink
Food and support

Rental Housing Association of Washington
Resources for Washington state housing providers impacted by COVID-19

King County Regional Donations Connector

UW Medicine
Information on what hospitals need and how folks can donate items

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
The Pierce County Connected fund supports organizations providing services to address urgent needs and the disruption of basic human services to Pierce County’s most vulnerable populations due to COVID-19 and the necessary public health measures to address it. 

KNKX Community page
This webpage highlights digital content from cultural/arts, civic and educational organizations in Western Washington and Southern British Columbia, as well as livestreamed concerts and examples of community support during COVID-19. We'll also include some digital content from national jazz and blues artists.