Know how to protect yourself and your loved ones, and when to seek medical
care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find the latest updated information on infections, resources and care from
County Seattle Public Health or sign up for
COVID testing is available on Vashon. Details at https://testing.vashonbeprepared.org.
Local Health Care
Neighborcare Health and Vashon Natural Medicine are continuing to provide
primary care during this pandemic. Offering telemedicine is among the changes offered during the
COVID-19 symptoms occur on a spectrum: no/mild to critical/death.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
- Dry cough
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle aches
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of taste and smell
- Additional less common symptoms have included headache, sore throat,
- In addition to respiratory symptoms, GI symptoms (nausea, diarrhea) are
For more comprehensive overviews, see
When to Seek Care
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, the CDC recommends
seeking medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any
other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
The best way to avoid getting sick is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
- Follow the Stay
Home, Stay Healthy order, and go out in public only when necessary.
- Wash your hands often.
- Avoid close contact with others. Follow the social distancing guidelines
of 6 feet between you and another person.
- Stay home if you are
sick. We can help pick up and deliver what you need.
and disinfect your home.
For more complete information on protecting yourself, friends,
and family, follow advice from the Centers for Disease Control and