The SCAN study is now available for Pierce County residents. Sign up here for a free, at-home COVID-19 test.
We’ve chosen these trusted public health resources so you can get the best information available about coronavirus. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, we recommend checking the websites listed below regularly.
Seattle & King County’s public health agency provides a wide range of information about coronavirus, including the latest public health recommendations, daily updates on cases in our local community, and details on what to do to prevent and respond to the virus.
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department We work to protect and improve the health of all people and places in Pierce County. Residents can get more information about COVID-19 in our community, including case numbers, guidance for illness prevention, testing information, and resources for families, businesses, and schools.
The state Department of Health provides information and recommendations for the entire state of Washington, such as details on the number of cases in each county. The FAQ section answers a long list of questions about how to prevent, plan for, and protect against coronavirus.
This resource gives answers to frequently asked questions in 11 languages. Find out what coronavirus is, its symptoms, how it’s being treated, and more.
This is a list of the latest recommendations to slow the spread of coronavirus in our community and reduce the number of people infected. The recommendations are available in many languages and are made in consultation with the CDC, based on the best and latest information on how to protect public health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the nation’s health protection agency, with a mission of fighting disease and protecting communities and citizens. This site has details on who is at risk and how many cases exist around the world, and advice for individuals as well as schools and businesses.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a global organization that works to promote better health. Its coronavirus-focused website provides information and guidance with a worldwide focus, including travel advice, updates on the global situation, and insights into research activities.
How to Use a SCAN Kit
Watch this 2-minute tutorial to see how to properly swab your nose and send the package to our labs.
How to swab for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Local Call Centers
King County Call Center
If you’re in King County and think you have coronavirus, or if you're a healthcare provider with questions about coronavirus, contact Public Health – Seattle & King County’s novel coronavirus call center at 206-477-3977. The call center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tacoma-Pierce County Call Center If you are in Pierce County and have questions about coronavirus, please contact the call center at (253) 649-1500. Available 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Washington State Coronavirus Call Center
For general questions about coronavirus or the state’s response, please call the Washington State Novel Coronavirus Call Center at 800-525-0127.