Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The City of Puyallup understands that many people are concerned about the COVID-19 virus. State and regional health professionals are closely monitoring the situation and advising local jurisdictions on preparedness efforts and recommending extensive community mitigation measures at this time.

What are coronaviruses?

​"Human coronaviruses form a large family of viral illnesses that includes the common cold.  If you've ever been sick with a runny nose, cough or soar throat, you likely had a form of coronavirus.  Coronaviruses vary greatly in severity and in how they transmit".  (​source: Tacoma-Piece County Health Department)

What We Know

The City is planning response measures in the event that more cases develop. While we do not have reason to panic, we are keeping tabs on what is happening and contemplating actions in the event of worsening conditions.

The City will continue to receive regular COVID-19 updates from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and the Washington State Department of Health.

What We Can Do

In the interest of helping control the spread of COVID-19, we ask that everyone follow recommended precautions from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department:

  • Increase hand washing, using hot water and liberal soap for 20 seconds
  • Cover coughs and sneezes, ideally with elbows
  • Maintain physical distances from others (six feet, if possible)
  • Frequently clean and disinfect surfaces
  • Stay home if experiencing respiratory symptoms

Additionally, it is advised that members of our community consider how they will manage in the event of illness:

  • Who could care for any children or pets?
  • What about other household members and neighbors?
  • What is your family plan if someone needs to stay home if they are sick?
  • Visit the CDC to learn how to get your household ready for COVID-19

Please take precautionary measures to protect your health and that of your family and loved ones.

How likely am I to get Covid-19.

Governor Inslee announces "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" statewide order - March 23, 2020.  What qualifies as an essential business?   Click here to learn.Governor Inslee Order March 23, 2020

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