COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources
With so much media available about 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.
- Self-care resources to reduce stress and anxiety.
- Training Support.
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.
- 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 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
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
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)
Please see our “Top Caregiver Questions” webpage for the latest on PPE.
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.
Many people are feeling stressed and anxious about COVID-19, and it’s important to cope with these feelings both for your emotional and physical health.
There are several self-care programs designed for caregivers. Find out which one is best for you:
If you are looking for COVID-19-related training updates, please visit the COVID-19 Updates page for the latest information.