There is so much information being shared about the coronavirus pandemic that it can be difficult to discern reliable sources and accuracy. Here are trusted resources of accurate information:
Whatcom Unified Command
Whatcom Unified Command is the multijurisdictional agency coordinating our community’s response to COVID-19. Please check out www.WhatcomCOVID.com for news about our community’s response, accurate information and links to local trusted, credible resources.
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 COVID-19 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).
For the most up-to-date WCHD press releases, click here: http://whatcomcounty.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?CID=24
Washington State Department of Health
The Washington 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 #. You can also visit their website at www.doh.wa.gov/Coronavirus.
Centers for Disease Control
National information about the COVID-19 outbreak can be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created these webpages to help provide facts to stop the spread of rumors and decrease stigma surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:
Federal Emergency Management Agency
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) created a Coronavirus Rumor Control webpage to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
City of Bellingham Economic Recovery Dashboard for Whatcom County
This dashboard provides current countywide statistics related to economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic: