When someone has symptoms of COVID-19, they need to stay away from others by isolating themselves, even from people who live with them. That’s not always possible for those who live with many family members or with young children, or if their home isn’t set up so that the person who is sick can have a separate bedroom and bathroom.
It can also be hard to isolate or quarantine for people who live alone or who do all of the errands and shopping for the household. And sometimes people live with family members or housemates who are at high risk for severe illness and possible death from COVID-19 and are worried about any potential exposure.
For all of these situations, King County has safe, clean, and comfortable places to stay for anyone who can’t safely self-quarantine or isolate in their own homes. Some additional services may be available for people who may need help with basic needs, like getting food, so that they can stay at home.
We’ve created the infographic below to help explain what services are available. It’s also available in:
Infographic by Debra Berliner
Originally posted on May 5, 2020.