DDA Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus Information

In January 2020, the Washington State Department of Health announced the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) in Washington State. On February 29, 2020 Governor Inslee issued a COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation; on March 10, 2020 he announced new rules for nursing homes and assisted living facilities for protection; and on March 11, 2020 he further amended the proclamation to limit large events to minimize public health risk related to COVID-19.  There are certain things you can do to reduce your risk of acquiring and spreading the virus including:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home and away from others if you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

If you have questions about coronavirus, call the Department of Health coronavirus call center at 1-800-525-0127 and press #.

Specific Messaging

DDA Community Residential Providers

Clients and Families

Adult Family Home Providers

Home Care Agencies

Assisted Living Facilities

Nursing Home & ICF/IID

RCS Provider Letter, 2-21-2020

Additional Resources for Clients and Families with Limited English Proficiency

Additional Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

Additional COVID-19 Resources

For up to date facts, figures and guidance on the COVID-19 please visit: