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:

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:

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.

For public health news specific to the King County area, visit the King County Public Health website for:

COVID-19 Updates

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:

COVID-19 Updates, March 16, 2020

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

For a limited time, if you work fewer than the required 80 hours per month due to COVID-19, you can still get continuous health insurance if you have health coverage through SEIU 775 Benefits Group. Learn more.

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.

Health Benefits

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.

Financial Resources

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.

Child Care Resources, King County

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.

Self-care Resources

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.

Training Updates

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.