We are in Safe Start Phase 2. Read our press release.

Questions about COVID-19? Visit our COVID-19 pages.

We suspended most in-person services. Read our blog post.

The Health Department is closed July 3 for the Fourth of July Holiday.

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Should I Worry About Zika?

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Travel-related Zika information

People traveling or returning from Zika-affected areas should take steps to avoid catching the virus or infecting others.

Travel warnings

Women who are pregnant should not travel to areas with risk of Zika.

For more information about pregnancy and travel, see CDC's website.

Women who might become pregnant should talk to their healthcare provider before traveling to Zika-affected areas. CDC recommends people delay pregnancy after travel to Zika-affected areas.

People who have traveled to Zika-infected areas should have protected sex. Find more information from CDC regarding Zika and sexual health.

How can I stay protected?

For more information about protecting against Zika, see the CDC's Zika Prevention site.

Public health role in disease outbreaks

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department works to protect and improve the health of all people and places in Pierce County communities. We do this work every day:

  • Disease tracking.
  • Case follow up.
  • Contact follow up.
  • Controlling disease.
  • Emergency response.
  • Guidance for health care providers.
  • Public education and information.


  • What is Zika?
  • What are the symptoms of Zika?
  • How does Zika spread?
  • Where is Zika spreading?