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.

Kroger drive-thru testing at Tacoma Dome—June 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 29-30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See if you qualify.

Our health advisories have the latest information.

On March 6, 2020, Pierce County had its first confirmed case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Closely monitor health advisories for updated guidance, situational awareness and resources for providers and patients.


People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms, from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. They may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or loss of taste or smell.

Follow DOH's updated testing criteria.

Personal protective equipment

Additional Guidance

Patient instructions

Contacting the Health Department

Urgent issues

Call (253) 798-6410 and press 0. Includes reporting high-risk COVID-19 cases.

Non-urgent issues

Call (253) 798-6534 and leave a message—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Leave the patient's name, date of birth and disease. Includes reporting notifiable conditions.


Additional guidance