Social distancing is showing positive signs of slowing the spread of COVID-19 throughout the King County community. We are so proud of the work our strong, united community is doing to stay safe and protect vulnerable segments of the population. We wanted to reiterate that the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is still in affect. Unless necessary, please do not leave your home. If you do need to leave your home, remember these key tips:
- Only leave the house for an essential trip, such as the grocery store or a doctors appointment.
- If you do leave the house for an essential trip or exercise, mind business and recreational activity closures and stay 6-feet away from people whenever possible.
- Wash your hands thoroughly and often. If you cannot wash your hands, use hand sanitizer if available.
During these unprecedented times, especially since it is cold/flu/allergy season, getting sick can be cause for great concern and uncertainty. We understand. If you are ill and have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough or shortness of breath), stay home. If you are unsure of how to care for yourself or are concerned about your condition, call your health care provider for advice. If you feel you need to visit your doctor, call them first. Keep yourself separated from other people and animals in your home. Cover your coughs and sneezes and wash your hands often. Here are some additional valuable resources that may help you or a loved one if you become ill:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) screening tool and guidance for steps to take if you are sick with COVID-19 or think you may be infected with coronavirus
- Washington State Department of Health information on getting tested
- Washington State Department of Health information on what to do if you were potentially exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19
Renton RFA is continuing our strong dedication to our community. If you experience a medical emergency, even if you think you may have COVID-19, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1. Dispatchers will ask questions to assess your current health state and pass that information off to first responders so that we can provide you aid in the safest way possible for you and our crew. Our crews are not only equipped to respond to patients with COVID-19, they have the equipment and procedures necessary to decontaminate for their safety and the safety of everyone we help on a daily basis. We are here for you. Always.
Remember, we are all in this together, just 6-feet apart for now!