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:
City of Bellingham
COVID-19 news is distributed posted on the City’s main news page, and distributed via email subscription and via social media. Information about City closures, resources, and more available in the COVID-19 section of the City website.
Whatcom County Health Department
The Whatcom County Health Department is the lead agency for the local response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please visit the Health Department 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 Whatcom County Health Department announcements, visit the Media & Press page of the Health Department website.
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.
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s Office
COVID-19 news, guidance and more from Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, part of the Governor’s website at governor.wa.gov.
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 the state Health Department 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: