Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 Case Data for Whatcom County

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  1. Whatcom County Health Department Moves COVID-19 Testing Out of the Weather

    Community low barrier testing for COVID-19, which has been provided by the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) and Whatcom Unified Command (WUC) at several locations throughout Whatcom County, will soon take place at one location. Learn more
  2. Community Asked to Avoid Gatherings and Use COVID-19 Testing Services Only When Necessary

    The low-barrier mobile COVID-19 testing that we have been offering to our community members has reached maximum capacity. We are still offering COVID-19 tests to everyone, but we are asking community members to use the service only when necessary. Learn more

    Nothing says “autumn” like changing leaves, pumpkin spice, and fall sports. We can do our part and still enjoy game day safely. Learn more
  4. New guidelines ease restrictions for team sports

    Fall sports leagues got a recent boost from the new safety guidelines by Washington State. Restrictions will ease the most for low risk sports and in counties that have lower COVID-19 activity level. What does this mean for Whatcom County? Learn more
  5. State Data Reporting Delay Affects Whatcom County COVID-19 Data Dashboards

    On October 12, the Washington State Department of Health announced data issues that required a rollback of the COVID-19 data dashboard. Learn more
  6. Physically Distanced but Socially Connected: Activities to do when the weather gets bad

    Fall is here, and with it comes grey skies and rain. We’ve got some ideas for physically distanced but socially connected activities that you can enjoy when the weather gets cold and wet. Read on...
  7. One COVID-19 mobile testing location to close after Oct. 7

    COVID-19 testing has been offered since August by Whatcom Unified Command and the Whatcom County Health Department. One of those locations, at Christ Fellowship Church in Everson, will no longer be available for testing after Wednesday, Oct. 7. Learn more
  8. Halloween: Have a Spooky, Safe and Healthy Holiday

    Halloween is on its way, and with everything we’ve been going through this year, we’re looking forward to the festivities it brings. We’ve provided some tips for you to be able to celebrate Halloween safely, and still have a fun and spooky holiday. Learn more
  9. Emergency Preparedness

    Wildfires, hurricanes and earthquakes don’t care that we’re in the middle of a pandemic. Give yourself some peace of mind, and make sure you’re prepared for emergencies. Learn more
  10. Protect Yourself from Flu During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    COVID-19 infection is a top concern for most of us, but flu season is fast approaching. Given the current pandemic, it’s more important than ever to get a flu shot and continue everyday healthy habits that help stop the spread of germs. Learn more
  11. Small actions add up

    We’ve seen encouraging changes in the rates of COVID-19 in Whatcom County, showing that the actions we’ve taken to slow the spread are helping. Each small action we take adds up to keep ourselves and our communities safer. Read on
  12. Back to school readiness includes being up-to-date on shots

    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some children may have missed appointments to get immunizations. With the school year back in session, it's a good time to get caught up and protect your child from preventable diseases. Read on
  13. COVID-19 and Chronic Stress

    After six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us may be experiencing chronic stress. Chronic stress can cause physical and mental problems, and can lower your immune system. Learn more
  14. We’ve Changed How We’re Reporting COVID-19 Race and Ethnicity Data

    We’ve updated our method for reporting the percentage of confirmed COVID-19 cases by race and ethnicity. The changes increase consistency, improve clarity of reported data, and are more reflective of how individuals may racially self-identify. Learn more
  15. How to Have a Safe Learning Pod

    Many schools in Whatcom County are beginning the school year with distance learning, and some families are considering forming homeschool learning pods with other families. We have some tips for how to do this safely. Learn more
  16. Staying Connected When We Have to Stay Apart

    Because older adults have a higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, it’s important to limit close contact with people outside their household. Staying connected may take some creative thinking in our new COVID-19 world but it’s worth the effort. Learn more
  17. The Importance of Contact Tracing

    We use a variety of tools to help slow the spread of COVID-19, including mask wearing, maintaining physical distance and washing our hands. Another tool we use is contact tracing which helps us “box the virus in”, so it doesn’t continue to spread. Learn more
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