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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

COVID-19 King County Community Resources

RESOURCES TO SUPPORT KING COUNTY RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19

PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Podcasts about COVID-19 safety from Washington State University
COVID-19 Simplified – How It Makes You Sick
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Three Proven Practices for COVID-19
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Five Steps for Safe Shopping
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Important Action Steps for Families
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Know When to Stay Home from Shopping
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Minimize Shopping Trips, Minimize Stores, and Minimize Exposure:
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Better Way to Wash Your Hands
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Viruses, Soap, and Health
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What Kind of Soap is Best for Hand Washing
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Does the Coronavirus Spread Through Food?
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Soap, Water, Household Bleach and COVID-19 (podcast) 
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Clean and Disinfect Household Surfaces
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Online Meal Kits and Food Safety – Before You Order
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Online Meal Kits and Food Safety – Delivery and Home Preparation
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Stay at Home Versus Home Stay – Your Perspective
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SCHOOL DISTRICT RESOURCES

BASIC NEEDS – FOOD & SHELTER

  • Grab & Go Meals for Students – King County’s list of meal locations for students up 18 years of age, organized by school district
  • Free Meals for Youth and Teens – United Way of King County’s list of meal locations, organized by county
  • Food Lifeline – find a food bank, food pantry, or hot meal program in your neighborhood
  • Renton School District will provide breakfast and lunch at all school sites during the school closure.
  • NW Harvest’s SODO Community Market is also doing bagged drive-through service and doesn’t require any ID or proof of address–anyone can get food for themselves or anyone who needs it.
  • Renton Salvation Army Food Bank  is open and serves 98178 and several other zip codes, new clients need to bring photo ID, proof of address, and copies of ID/birth certificates/guardianship paperwork for other members of their household. Proof of income is not required. The Salvation Army also does community meals.
  • Chop Chop Family: An online cooking education and recipe resource for families featuring tons of healthy, affordable recipes and a free online Cooking Club for kids to learn essential cooking skills together with their families
  • ParentHelp123: Online resource finder for food, clothing, healthcare and other resources hosted by WithinReach
  • Emergency Feeding Program’s Fresh Market in Renton is offering weekly drive-thru food banks services. There is a paper or online form you have to fill out, but there isn’t anything saying you have to meet specific requirements. 
  • Seattle Good KidsThis group is called “The Good Kids.” We are creating a network of middle school students to match them with babysitting jobs for families that need a sitter to be ready the next morning!
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of King CountyThe Boys & Girls Club will be offering a full day of care for school-aged children at their clubs around Seattle.Others will have to pay a $50 membership fee and a $25 per day fee to attend; new teen members will just have to pay the $50 membership fee.
  • Child Care Aware – This statewide nonprofit operates a database of licensed childcare providers that is open to the public to search.
  • WIC is open to applications if your income is temporarily impacted
  • King County Metro has discontinued fares for the time being. Also some routes have changed with reduced service.
  • REACH meal coalition has moved to grab and go meals, M-F 8 am-10 am & Fri-Sun 5:30 – 7pm. 
  • Margie WIlliams Helping Hands, outdoor food pantry: Saturdays 8:00- 11 am
  • “Eat right when money’s tight” articles and information from the USDA Snap-Ed program to make your food dollar go further

CALL CENTERS – MORE INFO

  • King County Call Center – If you are in King County and believe you were exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, or if you’re a healthcare provider with questions about COVID-19, contact our novel coronavirus call center: 206-477-3977.  The call center will be open daily from 8 AM to 7 PM PST.
  • Washington State Call Center – The Washington State Dept. of Health has established a call center to address questions from the publicIf you have questions about what is happening in Washington state, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.

WAYS TO HELP

FINANCIAL HELP

EDUCATION RESOURCES

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