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Coronavirus COVID-19

Find resources and information about COVID-19.

How can I protect myself and others?

  • Get vaccinated.
  • Stay home and away from the rest of your household if you’re feeling sick.
  • Follow public health guidance for gathering safely. This flier is available in many other languages toward the bottom of this web page.
  • Additional isolation guidance.
  • Wash your hands often with warm running water and soap for 20-seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand wash product.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes using your sleeve or a tissue, not your bare hand.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Wear a face covering.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

What should I do if I have symptoms?

If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19, follow the steps below to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community.

  • Stay home. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. 
  • Take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
  • Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you have trouble breathing, or have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency.
  • Avoid public transportation and ride-sharing.
  • Additional isolation guidance.

What do I tell my employer if I need to quarantine and can't go to work?

Close contacts in high-risk settings who have been asked to quarantine can request a letter from Washington County Public Health by calling 503-846-8123. If you have to quarantine and need help with rent, groceries or other essential expenses, call 503-846-5347.