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Decisive steps to contain COVID-19.

novel coronavirus infographicYour family’s health is our top priority as we work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Pierce County.

Public health follows a playbook for viral outbreaks.

COVID-19 transmission is widespread in our region. Decisive action is required. 

Social distancing and basic hygiene are the best steps you can take to protect yourself.

Gov. Inslee ordered:

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Cases in Pierce County

On April 2, we confirmed 80 new cases, bringing our total to 498 cases and 7 deaths.

University of Washington Virology Lab, Washington Public Health Lab, private labs and healthcare providers now provide test results for Pierce County residents. As of March 28, they had tested 5,299 of our residents. Department of Health is still working to fix its disease reporting system. Until that happens, you will see a lag in our case count reporting, and we won’t be able to update our testing numbers. You will likely see a spike in our numbers when the system is back online. 

Read the Department of Health's statement on the delay in data posting.

Answers to your questions

This outbreak is fluid. Our staff and the Washington State Department of Health are working to answer your questions:

Our FAQs answer dozens of your most-asked questions. You can find some of our more-asked answers below or visit our FAQ page for many more.


  • What should I do if an employee or someone I know is being tested?
  • What are COVID-19 symptoms?
  • How does COVID-19 spread?
  • Who should get tested for COVID-19?
  • What type of cleaning and disinfecting products should I use?
  • Where can I get tested for COVID-19?
  • I need to get groceries. Are grocery stores closed?
  • Schools are closed and I have to work. Where can I find out information for childcare?
  • What if a business doesn’t comply with the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order?
  • What if an employee tests positive for COVID-19?
  • What is included in the statewide closure of entertainment, leisure and non-essential services?
  • What underlying medical conditions put me at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19?

Prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Pierce County 

Follow basic steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19: 
  • Wash your hands with hot water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your face, mouth and eyes.
  • Stay home if you have a fever or cough or experience shortness of breath.
  • Cover sneezes and coughs with your elbow.
  • Disinfect frequently used surfaces such as tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, mobile devices and keyboards.
  • Avoid sharing personal items like water bottles, eating utensils or towels.
  • Avoid large social gatherings and crowds. 

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