the Covid-19 Pandemic
Here are some links that we hope you will find helpful to answer your questions. Remember, don't panic! Stay informed, stay away from crowds & wash your hands - a lot. We are all in this together.
Get Free At-Home COVID-19 tests
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. Order Free At-Home Tests
Updated Interim Guidance for Schools (Thurston County): Click here for the guidance as of 1/6/2022.
The state COVID-19 Assistance Hotline: is a general information line related to COVID-19. If you need information or have a general question, call 1-800-525-0127, then press # or text 211-211 for help. New hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and observed state holidays. You can also text the word “Coronavirus” to 211-211 to receive information and updates on your phone wherever you are. You will receive links to the latest information on COVID-19, including county-level updates, and resources for families, businesses, students, and more.
Eviction Moratorium: The Washington State Eviction Moratorium and the Eviction Moratorium "Bridge" have ended as of October 31st, 2021.
Rental Assistance Fund: The 2021 Rent Assistance (ERAP and T-RAP) is funding established to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click HERE to make an appointment online (this is the best way to make an appointment). Phone scheduling is also available: (360) 438-1100 Press 8 for housing, then 2 for housed services. Community Action Council
Get a vaccine, exposure notifications, and testing: Use the DOH vaccine locator to help end the pandemic. Next, get WA Notify so you’ll know if you’ve been near another person who later tests positive for COVID-19. To get quickly and easily tested anywhere in Washington, visit the DOH COVID-19 testing locations page. For K-12 students, staff, and parents/guardians, learn more about our partnership that helps schools provide easy COVID-19 testing on site.
Washington DSHS Disaster Cash Assistance Fund: A cash program available because of a disaster or other specified states of emergency declared by the Governor. It is available to families or individuals without children who face an emergency and don’t have the money to meet their basic needs. This program is available only once within a twelve-month period.
Washington Listens: helps people manage stress and anxiety they may be experiencing because of COVID-19. If you or anyone you know is having difficulties managing stress, call the Washington Listens support line at 1-833-681-0211. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. TTY and language access services are available by using 7-1-1 or their preferred method. See resources and self-help tips from Washington Listens.
Washington Multi-Family Housing Association: Has a list of rental assistance resources. https://www.wmfha.org/rental-assistance
Washington Department of Health: The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, or how the virus is spread, please call 1-800-525-0127. https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
From PSE: We know some of our business and residential customers might be worried about paying their bills. Here are measurable actions we’ve taken on behalf of our customers: https://www.pse.com/covidhelp
From the Department of Financial Institutions: Financial resources for people affected by Covid-19: https://dfi.wa.gov/coronavirus-financial-resources
From Thurston County Public Health: Due to the level of concern about COVID-19, the following are in effect in Thurston County. https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/phss/Pages/coronavirus.aspx
South Sound Behavioral Hospital: Open for business and offering free mental health assessments 24/7. Based on assessment, clients may qualify for inpatient, outpatient, or hospitalization services. Please call: 1-844-949-8888