The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, or how the virus is spread, please call 1-800-525-0127. Phone lines are currently staffed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m, seven days a week. Please note that this call center cannot access COVID-19 testing results. For testing inquiries or results, please contact your health care provider.
The resources below are provided to help you understand the most current information regarding this new pandemic known as COVID-19. Links will be updated and new resources posted as information evolves.
WASHINGTON STATE RESOURCES
Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA):
Let’s Talk COVID-19 – Informing Families
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction:
INFORMATION IN EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND LANGUAGE
Plain Language Tips for Working with Support Staff During COVID-19 – Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) NEW!!!
COVID-19: What in the World is Going On? (PDF) – Informing Families
COVIBOOK: Supporting and reassuring children around the world (available in 22 Languages)
Plain Language Booklet on Coronavirus – Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center
Important Things to Know About COVID-19 – Lurie Institute for Disability Policy
VIDEOS: COVID-19 EXPLAINED
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Explained World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Our World in Data
Susceptibility to the Coronavirus? Dr. Eric Berg, National Institutes of Health and more
The coronavirus explained to children Eurac Research
ADVOCACY FOR COVID-19 SERVICES AND SUPPORTS
The Arc of the United States is a strong voice in Congress for people with I/DD. Find out what is happening and make your voice heard so that the needs of people with disabilities, their families and the workforce that supports and cares for them are included in all legislation packages that Congress passes to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Legislative Responses to COVID-19 Fiscal Note NEW!!!