Island County Public Health Department is continuing to track COVID-19 and work with the community to reduce the impact of the virus by providing information and resources. We can all help minimize the impact of COVID-19 by staying informed and prepared.
Island County Offers Free Rapid Testing by Appointment
Island County COVID Response Team is offering free rapid testing for COVID-19. To make an appointment, which is required, or for more information, call the Island County COVID Response Call Center at 360-678-2301 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on holidays.
Testing is available if you have symptoms such as:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. (Source: CDC)
To learn more about COVID symptoms, visit the CDC website.
To receive a rapid COVID test, no insurance or identification is required, and test subjects will remain in their vehicles throughout the simple process.
COVID Response Call Center
The Island County COVID Response Call Center can be reached 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at 360-678-2301 for the following:
- To Report a positive result from an at-home COVID test
- To pick up free at-home COVID test kits for your family, or for future gatherings
- To schedule rapid COVID-19 testing for Island County residents
- For information about COVID-19
You can help spread the spread of COVID-19 variants
National medical experts say the best way to avoid becoming sick and spreading the COVID-19 virus is to take the following simple steps:
- Avoid large gatherings, especially indoors. If you are holding an event, keep it outdoors, spread apart as much as possible. Consider wearing a well-fitted mask and encourage others to mask up.
- If you gather indoors, make sure the space is well ventilated and practice social distancing. Consider wearing a well-fitted mask and encourage others to mask up.
- Take a COVID-19 rapid home test to ensure you are infection-free before attending gatherings or traveling. Even if you don't display symptoms, you may be infected with the virus.
- Consider people in your circle who may be high-risk. Spreading COVID-19 to the immunocompromised or unvaccinated is more likely to cause serious illness and require hospitalization.
- Obtain a rapid home test kit by calling the Island County COVID Response Call Center at 360-678-2301 or to have free test kits mailed to your home go online to www.sayyescovidhometest.org
- Make sure you and your family members have COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters up to date.
- Wash your hands with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer when soap and water aren't available.
- Stay home if you are sick.
Test positive for COVID-19? Download an informational flyer to learn your next steps.
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