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 (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:

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 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)

Please see our “Top Caregiver Questions” webpage for the latest on PPE.

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.


Self-care Resources

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:

  • Tools for Calm – Learn to use mindfulness to relieve stress.
  • Ginger – Get support and guidance from a certified coach on your touchscreen phone.
  • Resource Finder – Receive work/life resources that are right for you.

Training Updates

If you are looking for COVID-19-related training updates, please visit the COVID-19 Updates page for the latest information.