Last updated: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 4:59 p.m.
This is the latest guidance for individuals, families, and households to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Whatcom County.
Starting January 11, 2021, Washington State is following a regional recovery approach. On February 12, 2021 the Governor announced the North Region, which includes Whatcom County, will move into Phase 2 effective Monday, Feb. 14.
During Phase 2:
Visit Washington State’s Safer Gatherings Page for more information. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also developed the COVID-19 Travel Planner page, a centralized location of COVID-19 information for domestic travelers throughout the holiday season.
Each of us assesses 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.
Personal prevention habits are effective for preventing COVID-19 infection and help make community-wide actions more effective. These are important action steps everyone should take to protect their health:
Many of us have been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you, or someone you know, are in need of financial assistance, programs and resources are available.
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.
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