City of Sammamish - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information & Resources
The City of Sammamish has been notified by Eastside Fire and Rescue (EF&R) that a patient at the Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center tested positive for COVID-19. Three EF&R firefighters, who had contact with the patient, are self-quarantining out of an abundance of caution and are currently asymptomatic. Emergency response staffing is not affected, and EF&R continues to operate at its full capability.
While this individual case is outside of City limits, we know that residents within the care facility may have ties to our community.
If you, or a loved one, has had recent contact with someone inside this facility, Public Health has specific advice for people who may have been around someone with COVID-19. See their full recommendations here.
First, know that you generally need to be in close contact with someone with COVID-19 to get infected. Close contact includes scenarios like living with or caring for a person with confirmed COVID-19, being within six feet of a person with confirmed COVID-19 for about 10 minutes, or if someone with COVID-19 coughed on you, kissed you, shared utensils with you or you had direct contact with their body secretions.
Our thoughts are with all the affected families in the region. King County Public Health has established a call center for those individuals who believe they may be exposed: 206-477-3977.
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