You and Your Family

Nearly every Washingtonian has now been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s OK to ask for help. This page includes resources to help your family stay healthy both physically and mentally, find financial support services and more.

Good to Know

CV19 CheckUp, presented by WA DSHS and Community Living Connections, is free, confidential and easy to use. It is designed to help you be safer and healthier during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Use the Vaccine Locator to find a COVID-19 vaccination appointment near you. If you need help, call the hotline at 1-833-VAX-HELP (833-829-4357). Language assistance is available.
If you will travel or are coming home from traveling, here's information you will want to know.
What's open under the new guidelines?

Life After Vaccine

Every day, more of us across Washington are getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Once you’re fully vaccinated, you can start doing some of the activities you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. 

Financial Support

Housing

Utilities

Additional Assistance

Childcare, K-12 and higher education

Learn more on advice given to schools before reopening and more COVID-19-related information on childcare, schools, colleges and universities, as well as education support for multilingual families.

Adults Ages 65+

People over 65 years old, and people with underlying health conditions, are at higher risk of complications from COVID-19. The most important step you can take is to protect yourself. Here are some resources to help you during this time, as well as the Safe Start for Long Term Care plan.

Thinking of traveling?

Gov. Jay Inslee on March 19, 2021 rescinded his November 2020 Travel Advisory and is advising Washingtonians and others visiting Washington to comply with the Center for Disease Control’s current COVID-19 travel advisory guidance. That CDC guidance includes:

Find more information on the Department of Health's travel page.

Mental Health & Well-being

This can be a stressful time. It is normal that you or your loved ones might feel anxious, sad, scared or angry. You are not alone. It is okay to seek out and ask for help. The resources here are a good place to start. 

Cloth face coverings and masks

Guidance on cloth face coverings is available on the Washington State Department of Health's website.

Internet Access

Many internet service providers are waiving late payment fees and will not disconnect customers for late payments. In addition, some companies are offering free or low-cost internet services. 

Drive-In WiFi Hotspots provide free temporary, emergency internet access for Washingtonians who do not have broadband service to their homes. Access is available to all residents with specific emphasis on remote learning for students. Additionally, this service can be used for job searches, telehealth, telework, unemployment filing, and census participation.

Health Insurance

If you or someone you know has recently lost or will be losing health insurance coverage, download the mobile app, WAPlanfinder, or visit wahealthplanfinder.org to browse health insurance options and get covered. 

For additional information about coverage options, please visit the Washington Health Benefit Exchange Coronavirus FAQ page

Scams and rumors

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus. Now more than ever, we need to be vigilant looking for scams. Find out more at the link.

Military and Veteran Community Resources

This guide lists resources specific to our Military and Veteran community that may help us to get through the COVID-19 crisis. 

Information from the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs for family members and representatives of residents at Washington state Veterans Homes, including FAQs for families wanting to visit a resident and a daily update of staff and residents tested. 

Department of Corrections 

Information from the Department of Corrections about the state Corrections Facilities and testing, News Releases, and guidance. 

Legal aid

Washington Law Help has resources for those looking for legal aid during the coronavirus outbreak. Topics include family law, health issues, housing, financial, criminal, and assistance for seniors.  

Resources for immigrant community members

City of Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs is partnering with El Comite and Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. See FAQs for immigrants who want to know more about how the issue of public charge might affect their ability to access healthcare and other services during this COVID-19 outbreak. 

United We Dream maintains information on healthcare access for undocumented residents.