Currently in PHASE 3:

Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens Counties

Business sectors listed in Phase 3 may reopen only AFTER the state publishes its guidelines for the specific sector and an individual business can implement those guidelines. 

Guidelines can be accessed at:




High-Risk Populations* Strongly encouraged, but not required, to stay home unless engaging in Phase 1, 2, or 3 permissible activities.

-Outdoor group rec.sports activities (50 or fewer people)

-Recreational facilities at <25% capacity (gyms, public pools, etc.)

Gatherings (non religious) Allow gatherings with no more than 10 people
Travel Resume non-essential travel

-Restaurants/taverns <50% capacity/table size no larger than 5

-Movie theaters at <25% capacity

-Customer-facing government services (telework strongly encouraged)



-All other business activities not yet listed except for nightclubs and events with greater than 10 people


Report a Violation

Safe Start Violations - Businesses and restaurants not following phased openings, not requiring face masks of customers and employees and large groups. 

Workplace Violations - Employees can report employers not providing masks, not requiring employees or customers to wear masks. 

Statewide Order Requiring the Use of Face Coverings

Secretary of Health John Wiesman issued a statewide order requiring the use of cloth face coverings in public places. As of June 26, a face covering must be worn in any indoor public space, or in an outside public space when unable to physically distance from others. 

As of July 7, 2020 businesses cannot serve customers or clients unless they wear face coverings. Click here for an overview of COVID-19 statewide face covering requirements. 

Visit the Washington State Department of Health(DOH) Cloth Face Coverings Webpage for additional requirements that apply to employers and employees, resources and guidance for the general public and frequently asked questions related to masks and face coverings. 

* High-risk populations are currently defined by CDC as: persons 65 years of age and older; people with underlying medical conditions (particularly not well controlled) including people with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma, people who have serious heart conditions, people who are immunocompromised, people with severe obesity, people with diabetes, people with chronic kidney disease and undergoing dialysis, and people with liver disease; people who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility. 


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COVID-19 Contact Information

Contacts and Resources

  • Stevens County Emergency Management Call Center: 509-684-7563, open 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday-Friday. 
  • Pend Oreille County Emergency Management Call Center: 509-447-1988, open 9:00am - 3:00pm, Monday-Friday. 
  • Washington State Department of Health Call Center: 1-800-525-0127, open 6:00am - 10pm, seven days a week. 


What you Need to Know for the 2020-2021 Flu Season

It's likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both be spreading this fall and winter, making it more important than ever that YOU and YOUR FAMILY get a flu vaccine!

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Considering Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder?

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Our care navigator will assist you with accessing treatment and comprehensive medical & social support resources. 

For more information or assistance please contact our Care Navigator:

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What We Do!

Our Mission:  Northeast Tri County Health District works with other entities to assess, protect, preserve and promote the health of the tri-county area and establishes local policy relating to populations based services in Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens Counties.

Northeast Tri County Health District is Reopen to the Public

We are now open to the public for in-person transactions, with the exception of WIC services, which will continue to be provided remotely, by phone. 

To ensure the health, safety and well-being of our clients and staff we ask that you adhere to the precautions we have implemented to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while conducting business in our offices. 

  • If you are ill or are experiencing symptoms similar to COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, or congestion) please stay home. Many of our services may be conducted over the phone. 
  • Cloth face coverings are required, upon entering the building please wear a cloth face covering. Our staff will be wearing masks to protect you and we ask you do the same to protect us. If you cannot wear a mask, please call the office and we will arrange to provide services in an alternative way. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be available, please feel free to use it when entering and exiting the building. 
  • Designated areas will be marked on the floor to ensure social distancing when waiting or being assisted. 
  • We do have limited capacity which may require you wait outside briefly while we assist others. If possible, please conduct in-person transactions alone. 
  • Be prepared- when possible, please complete forms and applications prior to arriving. Many forms and applications can be found on our website at
  • The use of phone, mail and online alternatives obtain services are still encouraged. 

Northeast Tri County Health District remains in active COVID-19 response. Please be patient as you may experience longer than normal wait times when conducting transactions. 

Thank you for your cooperation and doing your part!

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