COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus

Our health advisories have the latest information.

Providers must fax positive lab results with demographic information to 509-249-6628.

Closely monitor health advisories for updated guidance, situational awareness and resources for providers and patients.

COVID-19 vaccination

For the latest information, visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Providers page.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine planning, development and safety standards from DOH and CDC.


People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms, from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. They may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or loss of taste or smell.

Ensure patients using over the counter tests use the state hotline for reporting, 1-800-525-0127, is available Monday from 6 AM to 10 PM, and Tuesday to Sunday (and observed holidays) 6 AM to 6 PM. Language assistance is available.

Follow DOH’s updated testing criteria.

Personal protective equipment

Additional Guidance

Patient instructions

  • For symptoms—What to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19 and have not been around a person diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • For exposed—What to do if you may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19.
  • For confirmed or suspected—What to do if you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

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