covid-19 IN wHITMAN
**This data is based off the information submitted and/or communicated to Whitman County Public Health as of the date and time listed and may not constitute an exhaustive list of the cases or testing results in Whitman County.
POSITIVE CASES: 6
NEGATIVE CASES: 92 (at least)
UPDATED: 3/28/2020 11:00 am
"STAY HOME, STAY HEALTHY" ORDER
On March 23, 2020, Governor Inslee issued Proclamation directing all residents immediately to heed current State public health directives to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors and additional sectors as the State Public Health Officer may designate as critical to protect health and well-being of all Washingtonians. Click here for a list of "Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers"
what should i do if i have symptoms or have been exposed TO COVID-19?
Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to answer questions from the public about COVID-19. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington State, how the virus is spread and what to do if you have symptoms, call their hotline at 1-800-525-0127 and press #.
WHAT IS COvid-19?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. They usually cause mild respiratory illnesses like the common cold. There have been coronaviruses that cause more severe illnesses, such as SARS and MERS. A new type of coronavirus called 2019 novel coronavirus or COVID-19 has been identified. COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The virus has since spread throughout China and to other international locations, including the U.S. This is an emerging disease, and the information available is developing over time.
HOW IS IT SPREAD?
SYMPTOMS & RISK
Symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. These symptoms may include a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. A person's individual risk depends on their exposure to the virus. Some people have an increased risk of infection, especially those who have had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient, or those who have traveled recently to an area with community spread.
Resources and recommendations
- Child Care
- Dental Care Providers (PDF)
- Drinking Water (PDF)
- Emergency Authorities and Regulatory Flexibility
- First Responders
- Food Workers and Food Establishments
- Foster Care Group Home Facilities (PDF)
- Funeral Homes (PDF)
- Healthcare Facilities
- Healthcare Providers
- Homeless Service Providers
- Jails and Detention Facilities
- Juvenile and Behavior Rehabilitation Facilities (PDF)
- Local Government Planning Guide
- Local Health Jurisdictions
- Long Term Care Facilities
- Parents and Caretakers
- Persons Who are at Higher Risk for Serious Illness
- Section 1135 Waiver Requests
- Taxi and Rideshare Services
- Temporary Worker Housing Guidance (PDF)
- Testing, PPE, Isolation and Quarantine Guidance (PDF)
- Transient Accomodations (Hotels, Motels, B&Bs, etc.)
- Wastewater Guidance
- Water Recreation Facilities
- Workplace and Employers