Last updated: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2020.
This is the latest guidance for individuals, families and households to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Whatcom County.
Those who are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness should take extra precautions to prevent exposure to the virus.The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) define people at higher risk as:
Caregivers of children with underlying health conditions should consult with healthcare providers about whether their children should stay home. Anyone who has questions about whether their condition puts them at risk for severe illness resulting from novel coronavirus should consult with their healthcare providers.
Personal prevention habits are effective for preventing COVID-19 infection. These are important action steps everyone should take to protect their health. Additionally, for other community-wide actions to be most effective, people must continue to practice these habits.
Each of us assess risks differently. When it comes to COVID-19, the risks you take affect you personally, and they also affect your community. Each decision you make about what activities to participate requires thinking through risk factors. Read our June 25 news flash, How safe is it? A guide to COVID-19 risk, for guidance on assessing your risk.
See our Frequently Asked Questions page for information on what to do if you are sick with COVID-19 or think you may have been exposed to the virus.