Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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  1. Friends don’t give friends COVID-19

    Humans are social creatures. And it’s great to relax with others, but some things still need to be taken seriously. Learn more
  2. This Fourth of July - Celebrate Small, Celebrate Safely

    Summer is here, and Fourth of July, our biggest summer celebration, is coming up. This year, our celebrations will be different than normal, but we can still have a great time while celebrating small and safely. Learn more
  3. The Importance of Masks: Small Actions with Big Results

    Buckle your seat-belt. Call your mom. Say thank-you. And wear a mask. Because little things mean a lot. Learn more
  4. How safe is it? A guide to COVID-19 risk

    It’s good to get out and engage in healthy activities. Understanding how COVID-19 spreads will help you minimize your risk of catching or spreading the illness while you’re out and about. Learn more
  5. How to talk to friends and family about COVID-19

    COVID-19 has been present in our community for a few months and has drastically changed how we live. Unfortunately, there is some misinformation about it, and some people aren’t taking it seriously. Read on for tips about how to talk about COVID-19. Learn more
  6. Face Coverings Required Statewide in Washington

    Beginning Friday, June 26, everyone in Washington will be required to wear a cloth face covering in public spaces. Learn more
  7. Whatcom County is not eligible to apply for Phase 3 this week

    Whatcom County will not be applying to move to Phase 3 of Washington State’s Safe Start plan on Friday, June 26th, which is three weeks after we moved to Phase 2. Unfortunately, we do not meet the requirements to move to Phase 3 at this time. Learn more
  8. Phase 2 in Whatcom County: Evaluating Our Progress

    Whatcom County is regularly evaluating how COVID-19 is being spread through our community and our progress in responding to it. Find out what’s happening in Phase 2 right now, and how we’re working toward moving to Phase 3. Learn more
  9. PSP Biotoxin at Dangerous Levels in Whatcom County

    Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin has increased to dangerous levels in mussels in Whatcom County, with levels capable of causing illness detected from Lummi Bay north to the Canadian border. Learn more
  10. Resources are available for people with financial hardships due to COVID-19

    COVID-19 has created hardship for millions of Americans. Many people are experiencing financial uncertainty right now. Fortunately, there are resources available to help those struggling with lost income due to COVID-19. Learn more
  11. Isolation and Quarantine: Your Questions Answered

    Isolation and quarantine are effective strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read on to find out how these tools are used, and to get your questions answered. Read on...
  12. Gatherings in May lead to COVID-19 Outbreaks

    We are investigating a series of COVID-19 outbreaks connected with large recreational and social gatherings in late May, held in Whatcom County. Some attendees of these gatherings have since been diagnosed with COVID-19. Learn more
  13. Responding to COVID-19 Outbreaks

    Responding to contagious disease is one of the most important functions of a public health system. How do health officials keep outbreaks from spreading? Learn More
  14. Whatcom County COVID-19 Data Charts Have Been Updated

    Every Monday we update two charts on our COVID-19 Data Dashboard Page. We have also added a new link to the State’s Risk Assessment Dashboard. Read more
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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
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