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KBTC COVID-19 INFORMATION, RESOURCES, & NEWS COVERAGE

Along with fear and uncertainty, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is spawning a plethora of rumors and misinformation. KBTC is here to point you toward credible sources of information during this difficult time. And while vaccines are being rapidly distributed to most Washingtonians over the age of 16, we still need to keep safety measures in mind as this pandemic is not over. 

Meanwhile, please remember to wash your hands, avoid contact with others (stay at least six feet away), stay at home if you are sick, and contact a medical professional to get tested if you have symptoms. If you are out and about please be safe and wear a mask and continue to stay at least six feet away from others. If you need more information on masks or how to get them you can click here for info from DSHS.

As we head deeper into the Summer of 2021  vaccines may be here, but we still must practice social distancing and take all of the aforementioned precautions to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means we may have to limit travel and the amount of people we see in person.  Together we will triumph over this pandemic and bring our pre-COVID routines back into our normal everyday lives. 

 

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Latest COVID-19 INFORMATION HELP AND RESOURCES

 

Where to get tested:

Click HERE for info from The Washington State Department of Health about COVID-19 testing.

 

Latest statistics Washington State statistics about COVID-19

Click HERE for the latest statistics from the state, and HERE for info from the World Health Organization and to see the COVID-19 Map  by Johns Hopkins University.

 

Unemployment Information

Click the link for information on unemployment benefits. https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19

 

Business resources

Click www.pnwer.org for business resources for the Pacific Northwest region regarding COVID-19

 

 

 

AT HOME LEARNING

WAYS YOU CAN HELP

 

Vaccine/Community Health Volunteer Washington Coronavirus Response

Volunteer or donate to the United Way of Tacoma and Pierce County

Donate much needed blood to through the American Red Cross

Donate or volunteer to help the homeless at the Tacoma Rescue Mission

Donate food or funds to Food Lifeline or The Emergency Food Network

Contact Pierce County for volunteer opportunities

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COUNTY HEALTH WEBSITES

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SCAMS AND DANGEROUS MISINFORMATION ABOUT COVID AND VACCINES

Fact Vs. Fiction

 

The COVID-19 Vaccines are SAFE and EFFECTIVE, however there is a lot of very dangerous misinformation about these vaccines that if taken seriously, could put your safety and the safety those you love in serious danger.  CLICK HERE TO GET THE FACTS AND MYTHS ABOUT THE COVID VACCINES from the Centers For Disease Control and get vaccinated to protect you and those you love.

 

In the interest of keeping you properly informed, we ask that you click HERE to get the facts about COVID-19 from the Centers For Disease Control. COVID-19 is real and it's dangerous.  The vaccines are our biggest weapon in defeating this virus and they're safe. Trust certified medical experts and science and tune out dangerous misinformation.

 

Unfortunately, scammers are actively trying to trick consumers out of money and personal information. Price gouging has also proven to be an issue. To learn more about scams and report price gougers, use the links below:

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION WEBSITE

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL WEBSITE

 

 

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