Staying Healthy and Safe
Lemolo | Bumbershoot 2016 | Photo by April Jingco
Last Updated: April 21, 2020

Information and guidelines to protect your health, safety and access to health care resources. Your actions not only protect you and your family, but can help slow the virus and protect other artists, audiences, workers and everyone in our community. 

If you are in King County and believe you were exposed to COVID-19—contact our call center between 8 AM to 7 PM PST at 206-477-3977

The site provides up-to-date information across many issues and questions. 

Your Health & COVID-19

CDC Prevention Tips and Info on Staying Healthy

The State of Washington has issued a Stay Home, Stay Healthy order for all residents. This will:

  • Require every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity.
  • Ban all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes.
  • Close all businesses except essential businesses.
  • All grocery stores, pharmacies, childcare facilities, gas stations, food supply chains and other things that offer people basic, crucial needs will remain open.
  • What’s Open, What’s Closed

Symptoms & Testing

CDC Symptoms and Health Information
Washington state information on testing for COVID-19

If you have symptoms like fever, cough or shortness of breath, the best thing to do is to stay at home and contact your doctor or local health care provider.

You can use the online Coronavirus Assessment Tool developed by Providence and Microsoft, and visit a virtual clinic such as the following:

Health Insurance Coverage

Free or low-cost Apple Health enrollment is available year-round.  See if you qualify.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced a special enrollment period extension through May 8, 2020 for qualified uninsured individuals who have experienced life changes as a result of COVID-19.

Washington has required insurers to offer no co-pays or deductibles for testing for COVID-19

The City of Seattle has a resource guide on healthcare access and hygiene support.

Emotional or Mental Health Support

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For mental health support or treatment resources for substance use, call the Washington Recovery Help Line at 1-866-789-1511.

Other Resources

Reports of domestic violence is on the rise during this stay at home order.  For any victims and survivors who need support, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is here for you, 24/7. Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto or text LOVEIS to 22522.

Help track the virus: sign up for at home testing to help officials understand the pandemic.

Health care support for specific industries: We’ve complied a resource list by sector, including some health care funds for musicians, artists and other creatives.

Wash your hands: Tired of “happy birthday?” Make your own 20 second hand washing routine

Know of other resources?

We know there are gaps and resources we haven’t discovered yet, and we’re working fast to add more. If you have a resource to add, please let us know about it in this form.


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