Whatcom Unified Command

Agencies within Whatcom County are working together in a community effort to respond to COVID-19. The Whatcom Unified Command website is a landing page for Whatcom County resources related to the COVID-19. It is maintained by agencies involved in Whatcom Unified Command: City of Bellingham, Whatcom County, and the Whatcom County Health Department.

Whatcom County Health Department

The Whatcom County Health Department is the lead agency for the local response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Please visit their website for local testing and case information, recommendations for Whatcom County residents, guidance documents for businesses and community organizations, news, and more (including fact sheets in​ Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Vietnamese). www.whatcomcounty.us/ncov

For the most up-to-date WCHD press releases, click here: http://whatcomcounty.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?CID=24


Department of Health

The State Department of Health has ​​​​set up a call center to answer questions.  Anyone who has questions about what is happening with coronavirus in Washington State, how it is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms should call the hotline at 1 (800) 525-0127 and press #.   For more information, see www.doh.wa.gov/Coronavirus

Office of Drinking Water – Resources for Drinking Water Systems Owners and Operators

Governor Jay Inslee

The Governor’s Proclamations Page can be found here.

  • For the “COVID-19 Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Proclamation click here.
  • For news about the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy ” Order Extension through May 4, 2020, click here
  • Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act 20-28, first update, click here
  • Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act 20-28, second update, click here


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC is responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak.  Learn more about the outbreak and how to stay healthy:

  • How to protect yourself
  • What are the symptoms
  • How to tell if you are sick
  • A self-checker to determine if you are sick
  • What to do if you are sick and how to take extra precautions
  • Should you get tested
  • Caring for someone
  • Caring for your animal
  • Much more

Click here to be directed to the CDC’s COVID-19 website.