Statewide Response Updates
Newest numbers. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) reported a total of 691,077 confirmed cases as of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 6. There have been 9,460 COVID-19 deaths in Washington.
COVID-19 boosters essential for protection as omicron variant spreads across the country. The emergence of the omicron variant in Washington further emphasizes the importance of vaccination and booster doses for everyone who is eligible. Read the full news release.
Omicron COVID-19 variant discovered in three counties across Washington. DOH confirmed a total of three cases of omicron variant in Thurston, Pierce, and King counties. The patients range in age from 20 to 39, two men, one woman. Read the full news release.
COVID-19 long-term care report. As of Dec. 6, a total of 26,773 COVID-19 cases and 3,185 deaths have been identified as associated or likely associated with a long-term care facility (such as nursing home, assisted living facility, or adult family home). These cases include residents as well as employees and visitors. Read the full Dec. 7 report.
Get a vaccine, exposure notifications, COVID-10 testing, and proof of vaccination. Use the DOH vaccine locator to help end the pandemic. Next, get WA Notify so you’ll know if you’ve been near another person who later tests positive for COVID-19. To get quickly and easily tested anywhere in Washington, visit the DOH COVID-19 testing locations page. For K-12 students, staff, and parents/guardians, learn more about our partnership that helps schools provide easy COVID-19 testing on site. Once vaccinated, you can provide your vaccination status using WA Verify.
Latest COVID-19 reopening guidance for businesses and workers. See a full list of current reopening guidance from the Governor's Office.
Guidance and resources for employers and business owners. Sign up for the Economic Resiliency Team business and worker newsletter.
The state COVID-19 Assistance Hotline is a general information line related to COVID-19. If you need information or have a general question, call 1-800-525-0127, then press # or text 211-211 for help. New hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and observed state holidays. You can also text the word “Coronavirus” to 211-211 to receive information and updates on your phone wherever you are. You will receive links to the latest information on COVID-19, including county-level updates, and resources for families, businesses, students, and more.
Washington Listens helps people manage stress and anxiety they may be experiencing because of COVID-19. If you or anyone you know is having difficulties managing stress, call the Washington Listens support line at 1-833-681-0211. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. TTY and language access services are available by using 7-1-1 or their preferred method. See resources and self-help tips from Washington Listens.