REMEMBER: If you feel sick or have cold- or flu-like symptoms,
GO HOME or STAY HOME. Take a COVID-19 test.
This COVID-19 update contains information to help you stay informed and safe.
King County Public Health COVID –19 Dashboard
Accurate data has been one of the cornerstones of our COVID-19 response, helping us inform policy decisions and identify communities most directly impacted by the virus. The latest metrics and trends can be found on the King County Public Health Dashboard.
King County Public Health Advice
Given an unprecedented surge in viral respiratory illnesses, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza and COVID-19, King County Health officials recommend that everyone wear a high-quality, well-fitting mask when around others in indoor spaces to protect against both acquiring and spreading these infections to others.
COVID-19 and BC
If you believe you were exposed to COVID-19:
If you test positive for COVID-19:
A Word About Masks at BC
As mentioned above, health experts are recommending that masks be worn in indoor spaces to protect against both acquiring and spreading these infections to others. It’s important to remember that we are a community at BC. We need to look out for each other. When it comes to COVID-19, there are those in our community and families who are more at risk than others.
You may find yourself in a situation at BC where you are asked to wear a mask. If you can wear a mask, please do so. It’s a small request, and your support will be appreciated. If you are meeting with someone who is already wearing a mask, consider putting on a mask or asking them if they would like you to wear a mask.
If you are asking someone to wear a mask, remember these suggestions:
Additional information on the above topics can be found here.
Official State Information
Guidance about COVID-19 continues to evolve. Here are some additional websites to help you stay informed:
As always – stay well,
The Flu Team
The situation in King County continues to evolve, so please check their website often for updates. Bellevue College is following federal, state and local guidance and will continue to keep the campus community up-to-date.
You can also stay informed by visiting the Washington State Department of Health website, and by subscribing to the Public Health Insider blog. The Washington State Dept. of Health also established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington state, how the virus is spread, or what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.