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.

We are in Phase 2


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4 phases of reopening

We are in Phase 2. Find out what activities are authorized in phase 2.

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.

Testing plays an important role in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Visit our testing page for more information on Pierce County testing sites. 

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Visit our COVID-19 case numbers page to learn more about cases in Pierce County.

Answers to your questions

Resources from the Health Department, Pierce County 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 are COVID-19 symptoms?
  • How does COVID-19 spread?
  • Should I wear a mask?
  • I think I have COVID-19. What should I do?
  • Can I get COVID-19 from a surface or object?
  • Where can I get tested for COVID-19?
  • Do you have a long-term plan for investigating COVID-19 in Pierce County?
  • I don’t have a primary care provider. Where can I find one?
  • What is antibody testing?
  • What underlying medical conditions put me at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19?
  • Where can I find information about volunteering?

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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