Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page updated: Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 4:00 pm

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  1. Recognizing the power of the polio vaccine

    Vaccines are one of the most effective disease prevention tools we have. August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Polio, once a devastating disease in America, is rarely thought of now thanks to vaccines. The same strategy will stop COVID-19 too. Learn more
  2. Choosing the right mask

    By now we know that one of the best ways to slow the spread of COVID-19 is to wear a mask when we are around anyone who is not a member of our household. But not all masks are created equal, and some offer more protection than others. Learn more
  3. Phase 2 Refresher

    With so much information, it can be hard to keep up on the details about the best ways to stay safe right now. It’s time for a quick refresher on what is and isn’t safe, or allowed in Phase 2. Learn more
  4. COVID-19 Risk Decision-making for Older Adults

    Making decisions about how to interact with our COVID-19 world has been complicated and sometimes confusing, especially for older adults who are more at risk for severe disease. Learn more
  5. Wildfire smoke preparedness and COVID-19

    Wildfire season could yet be on its way. The best way to protect yourself from wildfire smoke is to plan ahead to stay indoors and keep indoor air clean. Take steps now to prepare for smoky days with unhealthy air quality that could lie ahead. Learn more
  6. Low-barrier COVID-19 testing to expand, provided in partnership by WCHD & WUC

    Beginning Monday, August 10, the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) and Whatcom Unified Command (WUC) will begin field testing a low-barrier, mobile COVID-19 testing model. Details about the testing model are being finalized. Learn more
  7. Whatcom County Health Department Seeks Input via Online Survey

    We’ve launched an online survey to learn more about the actions our residents are taking to protect themselves and their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on
  8. New Funding to Support Rent and Mortgage Payments Now Available in Whatcom County

    The Whatcom County Health Department is working with local partners to implement two new housing assistance programs that will provide over $3,300,000 for Whatcom County households. Read on...
  9. Health Officer Recommends Remote Start for Schools

    The Whatcom County Health Officer is recommending that all primary and secondary schools in Whatcom County plan for remote learning in the fall. Read more
  10. Find your party of 5

    If we’re going to prevent runaway rates of COVID-19 in our state, we all need to do our part. One of the most effective things we can do is limit the number of people we interact with. Keep your social group small, by “Finding your Five”. Read on...
  11. Have You Heard of Herd Immunity?

    You’ve probably heard the term, “Herd Immunity.” But what does that mean, and how does it work? Find out here. Learn More
  12. Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Newport

    FDA issues notice of a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections likely due to contaminated red onions. Learn more
  13. Cooling off carefully: Safe water recreation

    Summer is here, and it’s a hot one! Cooling off at one of our beautiful beaches always feels great, but we need to remember to keep ourselves safe while doing so, by maintaining our healthy habits. Learn more
  14. Testing is just one tool in our toolbox

    Using the right tool for a task is more efficient and usually gets better results. What are our pandemic control tools and how do they fit together to help us slow the spread of COVID-19? Read on...
  15. Two new charts added to Whatcom County’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard

    Two new charts were added to our Data Dashboard page today that show how COVID-19 has impacted different locations in Whatcom County. Read on...
  16. New guidance for face coverings: when and where you should wear them

    Face covering requirements have been updated in Washington State. Here’s what you need to know. Read on...
  17. Updated Guidance for Phase 2

    New guidance and restrictions for phase 2 take effect beginning on July 25th. Here’s a quick run-down of the changes. Read on...
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