COVID-19 (coronavirus) Information

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King County Public Health is your primary source of information for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Please visit their website for the latest information. 

On March 5, the City of Sammamish issued a proclamation of local emergency in order to support measures to be taken to protect public health, safety and welfare within the City. This declaration went before the City Council for adoption and was passed at their March 10 meeting. The full proclamation is available here, and the press release can be found here.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) is an active situation that is changing daily. The City of Sammamish is proactively monitoring public health information for any potential implications for our community.

There are specific actions residents can take to reduce their risks:

Personal hygiene:

  • More hand washing; less face touching. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Regular use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer covering all surfaces of the hands and rubbing them together until dry will decrease risk that the virus is transmitted to you or other people.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick. 
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others. 

 Be prepared at home:

  • Have a plan to care for family members should they get sick or schools/offices be closed.
  • Know your workplace telecommute options and school/daycare policies.
  • Stock up on food supplies and prescription medications now, so you don’t have to leave your home if you or someone in your household becomes infected.
  • Do not go to the emergency room unless essential. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, call your regular doctor first.

Additionally, people at higher risk of severe illness should stay home and away from groups of people as much as possible, including public places and gatherings where there will be close contact with others. People at higher risk include:

  • People 60 and older
  • People with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes
  • People who have weakened immune systems
  • People who are pregnant

 

Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Novel Coronavirus Resources in Chinese 关于华盛顿新型冠状病毒的问题和解答


 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I have questions about what’s happening in Washington State, how the virus spread, and what I should do if I have symptoms. How can I find out more information?
    • The Washington State Dept. of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.
  • Who will be providing information to the public about the prior movements of confirmed cases? 
  • Do Sammamish’s firefighters and police officers have the correct equipment to keep themselves and our community safe?
    • The City’s first responders have CDC-approved personal protection equipment and are following recommended protocols. 
  • Are there economic resources available for me or my business?

For accurate official information and guidance related to the status of COVID-19 it is recommended to look to the CDC, Washington State Department of Health, and Public Health Seattle-King County websites:

 

For daily updates, refer to our news section.