COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources
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With so much media available about the coronavirus (COVID-19), it can be overwhelming and hard to know what to believe. Use these trusted resources to get the latest, most accurate information:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Public Health Guidelines.
- COVID-19 Updates.
- Caregiver Continuous Health Coverage.
- Best practices for hand washing and sanitizing.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Health Benefits.
- Financial Resources.
- Child Care Resources.
- Self-care resources to reduce stress and anxiety.
- Training Support.
- Seattle-area COVID-19 Vaccine Trial.
Caregivers in training programs and continuing education classes who have limited access to internet can also find public wireless internet hotspots using the Washington State Drive-In WiFi Hotspots Location Finder.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and Public Health Guidelines
As the nation’s health protection agency, the CDC offers the latest information on public health issues. Visit their website for:
- Latest situation updates.
- Symptoms, prevention and treatment.
- Frequently asked questions.
- Information specific to caregivers.
- Travel advice and advisories.
Get the latest overview from the Washington State Department of Health on what to do during COVID-19 to care for your clients. This document is now available in 13 languages in addition to English: Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Khmer (Cambodian), Korean, Laotian, Russian, Samoan, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
- The latest news and cases in Seattle and King County.
- Common questions and answers about coronavirus.
- Call center information for case reporting and general questions.
- Multilingual COVID-19 fact sheets.
- Amharic: ኖቭል ኮሮናቫይረስ (PDF)
- Chinese Simplified: 新型冠状病毒 (PDF)
- Chinese Traditional: 新型冠狀病毒 (PDF)
- Khmer: វីរុសកូរ៉ូណាប្រភេទថ្មី (PDF)
- Korean: 신종 코로나바이러스 (PDF)
- Russian: Новый штамм коронавируса (PDF)
- Somali: Caabuqa Xalfaafka Wadnaha (PDF)
- Spanish: Nuevo coronavirus (PDF)
- Thai: ไวรัสโคโรนาสายพันธุ์ใหม (PDF)
- Vietnamese: Vi-rút Corona Mới (PDF)
For important updates about learning, the Member Resource Center (MRC) and other information, visit the COVID-19 Updates page.
Watch recent Facebook Live events for COVID-19 updates from Dr. Freddy Chen, SEIU 775 Health Benefits Trust Medical Consultant, and Dr. Leslie Phillips, an epidemiologist and Senior Director of Research Insights & Innovations at SEIU 775 Benefits Group.
We want to keep you updated on the latest information about COVID-19. Facebook Live video streaming events can be joined from any location by visiting the SEIU 775 Benefits Group Facebook page. You do not need a Facebook account to watch. If you cannot watch live, the videos are available after the event for you to view at any time.
March 16 Facebook Live video:
Drs. Phillips, Chen & Fathi join us to discuss COVID-19 and answer your questions.
Posted by SEIU 775 Benefits Group on Monday, March 16, 2020
March 9 Facebook Live video:
February 26 Facebook Live video:
Caregiver Continuous Health Coverage
Continuous Coverage was temporary and ended February 28, 2021. What you need to know about your healthcare coverage options:
- If you were not able to work 80 hours or more this month (to keep coverage through SEIU 775 Benefits Group), you will need to get other health insurance.
- You can apply for other coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder’s (wahealthplanfinder.org) special enrollment period. Learn how through Washington Healthplanfinder’s Coronavirus FAQs page.
- Caregivers and their families may qualify for coverage through Apple Health (Medicaid). If you qualify, you can enroll at any time.
- Caregivers who qualify for coverage through SEIU 775 Benefits Group can apply today.
Best Practices for Hand Hygiene
Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself, your family and your client from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy by watching this helpful video.
If you are unable to wash your hands, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Get information on when and how to use hand sanitizer in community settings.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
See the PPE webpage for resources.
Please visit the COVID-19 Health Benefits page to get the latest information on testing, the importance of virtual care, and insurance if you do not have healthcare coverage already.
COVID-19 (coronavirus) has created a lot of uncertainty about financial security. To get help right now, the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions has created a list of financial resources, including mortgage payment, utility payment and emergency assistance programs.
As more resources become available, they will also be posted to the COVID-19 Resources page.
Get a free cell phone and free minutes every month to take care of your basic and emergency needs, if you are a Washington state resident experiencing financial hardship. Visit the Lifeline Assistance page to learn more.
If you are an essential worker who lives or works in King County and are interested in accessing the free emergency child care slots through King County’s emergency child care plan, please call the Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center at 1-800-446-1114 and complete an intake with staff. After intake, a resources specialist will work to match you with a child care provider that meets your family needs.
If you are feeling stressed and anxious about COVID-19, it is important to cope with these feelings for both for your emotional and physical health. There are many free tools available to help you and your family with anything from day-to-day stresses to other challenges like anxiety or depression. Visit the self-care page today to find out about all the free resources available to you.
If you are looking for COVID-19-related training updates, please visit the COVID-19 Updates page for the latest information.
Seattle-area COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
Kaiser Permanente Washington is looking for adults in the Seattle area who are 18 and older and are in stable health to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine trial.
Learn more about registering by visiting this webpage. You do not need to be a Kaiser Permanente member to participate.
SEIU 775 Benefits Group is not affiliated with this vaccine trial effort and does not specifically endorse participation in this research group, but wants to make you aware of ongoing opportunities you may be interested in.