Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 Case Data for Whatcom County

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  1. Yes, you can get tested for COVID-19.

    Everyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested as soon as possible. If you think you have symptoms, or if you’ve been exposed to someone who has received a positive test result, please follow these steps to get tested right away. Read on...
  2. Biotoxin Closure Expanded in Whatcom County

    Unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning biotoxin are now detected in molluscan shellfish in all Whatcom County waters. The Department of Health expanded the biotoxin closure for all recreational harvest on all beaches in Whatcom County. Additional Info...
  3. Whatcom’s Phase 2 Application Accepted

    The Washington State Secretary of Health has accepted our application to move to Phase 2 of reopening. Here’s what that means for you. Read on
  4. New COVID-19 Data Dashboard Now Available

    We’ve partnered with the Washington State Department of Health to roll out a new, interactive Whatcom County COVID-19 Data Dashboard. Check out our new dashboard and learn all the things you never knew you wanted to know about public health data. Learn more
  5. Whatcom County Submits Phase 2 Application

    Today, with approval from the Whatcom County Health Board, we submitted our application to move to Phase 2 of Safe Start Washington to the Secretary of Health. Read more
  6. We're Applying for Phase 2!

    Today is a pivotal day. Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order has expired, and Whatcom County is applying to move to Phase 2 of the Governor’s “Safe Start Washington” plan. Read more
  7. Whatcom County COVID-19 Data Update

    The charts on our website with numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and COVID-19-attributed deaths were updated for the week of Sunday, May 24 through Saturday, May 30. Learn More
  8. Whatcom County is eligible to apply to move to Phase 2

    Governor Inslee has released an updated Safe Start plan which allows for more flexibility for counties to apply for a variance. Under the updated requirements, Whatcom County is now eligible to apply for a variance to move to Phase 2. Learn More
  9. Moving Whatcom County to Phase 2

    Whatcom County is currently in Phase 1 of the Safe Start reopening plan. We can move to Phase 2 after the county meets certain health benchmarks. We are working hard to meet those goals, so we can move safely into Phase 2. Read more
  10. Yes, Whatcom County is Still in Phase 1 of Reopening

    Moving to Phase 2 doesn’t happen automatically. Moving to Phase 2 happens when we meet certain public health criteria. How does Whatcom County get to Phase 2? Read on...
  11. Whatcom County COVID-19 Data Update

    We’ve updated the charts on our website showing the weekly number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, the number of COVID-19 attributed deaths, and more for the week of Sunday, May 17 through Saturday, May 23. Read more
  12. Is it safe to gather with friends?

    COVID-19 is transmitted from person to person. Any time two people are near each other, there is an opportunity for the virus to find a new host. But it needs help to get from person to person, and our actions can make it harder for the virus to succeed. Learn more
  13. Grieving During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Grieving loss is a painful life experience made more difficult and lonely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
  14. Whatcom County Cloth Face Covering Directive

    Today we issued a Local Health Officer Directive that directs everyone to wear cloth face coverings while in any public indoor and outdoor locations where a person will be within 6 feet of someone who they don’t live with. Read more
  15. Whatcom County COVID-19 Data Update

    We are committed to sharing reliable and meaningful information about the COVID-19 outbreak as soon as we are able. This week, we’ve added two new data charts and a map showing confirmed cases by geographic areas within the county. Read more
  16. Mental Health and Social Isolation During Stay Home, Stay Healthy

    One of the most important ways we can slow the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home and physically distance ourselves from others. Unfortunately, this method of slowing the spread of the virus can lead to some unintended consequences. Learn more
  17. Returning to Work After COVID-19 Illness or Exposure (Guide for Essential and Healthcare Workers)

    If you’re an essential worker or healthcare worker that tested positive for COVID-19, or has been exposed to someone who has, you may be wondering what to do and when it’s ok to return to work. Here’s what you need to know. Read more...
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