Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19

What happens if the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads here?

https://publichealthinsider.com/2020/02/24/what-happens-if-the-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-spreads-here-a-conversation-with-our-health-officer/

How Can I Be Prepared For a COVID-19 Outbreak?

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus (Scroll to bottom of the page for FAQs)

Should I wear a mask?

Thomas Locke, MD, MPH, Jefferson County Health Officer, addresses this important question in his April 4th press release here:  COVID-19 Update for Jefferson County, April 4, 2020

How do I safely handle my groceries? 

The Washington Department of Health and the FDA have said there is no evidence that Coronavirus is spreading through food or food packaging at this time. The very best practice is to make sure you thoroughly wash your hands before eating or handling food. Disinfecting food is not recommended. For the guidance from the FDA please visit this link: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions#food .

Here is guidance from the Department of Health on how to best protect yourself from Coronavirus: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/NovelCoronavirusFactSheet.pdf