COVID-19 Response Information and Resources
SWACH is gathering information from our partners and community members to help keep people informed on the regional response to to the COVID-19 pandemic.
SWACH staff are following the current guidelines recommending social distancing. Our office will remain open with limited staff, but the majority of our team will be working from home and available via email. To connect with one of our staff, please click here for their information or email us and we will connect you with the right person.
Clark County Public Health updates their page regularly with information including local case count and current recommendations.
Washington State has created a COVID-19 response page managed by the joint information center with a significant amount of information from trusted sources. Washington State Department of Health also has comprehensive information on the state-wide efforts, recommendations, and guidance for specific circumstances
National information can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site.
The Washington State Employment Security Department has programs designed to help individuals and employers affected by COVID-19. You may also be eligible for WA State Paid Family and Medical leave.
The Washington State Health Benefit Exchange announced a limited-time special enrollment period for qualified individuals who are currently without insurance. This special enrollment period (SEP), that runs through April 8, 2020, will allow uninsured individuals 30 days to enroll in health insurance coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder.
US Citizen and Immigration Services just announced that any testing, treatment, or services relating to COVID-19 will NOT be used against immigrants in their public charge evaluation. Any one that reaches out with concerns over public charge and COVID-19 should seek all available treatment without fear of consequence.
Information on school closures, and resources for students, teachers, and families can be found on the ESD112 page, which also links to specific school districts in our region.
Students from Washington State University-Vancouver (WSUV) created a list of resources for people who may need some help during the school closures. Leaders of SWWA LULAC, Vancouver.Wa NAACP, Clark County Latino Youth Conference, and Latino Community Resource Group will continue to update it as more information is available.
Many providers and Managed Care Organizations (Medicaid/Apple Health insurance) are encouraging utilizing telehealth services, which allow patients to see a doctor by phone or video, for non-emergency issues . Please contact your provider or insurance carrier (Molina, CHPW, Amerigroup, Coordinated Care, etc.) directly to learn what options may be available. The DEA also has some guidance about using telemedicine and electronic prescribing for controlled substances.
We also have a short video that covers some of the basics of reducing the spread of COVID-19.