What is COVID-19?

  • ​​​​​​COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by new, or "novel" coronavirus that was not identified in humans before December 2019. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that usually cause mild respiratory illnesses such as the common cold. Some coronaviruses have caused more severe illness, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). 
  • Most people will recover on their own, but some people can develop more serious complications, such as pneumonia, and require medical care or hospitalization. Older people and people with chronic illnesses are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.
  • The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person to person and the number of cases detected in Washington, nationally, and in other countries is growing
  • The risk of COVID-19 is not connected to race, ethnicity or nationality. Share accurate information with others to keep rumors and misinformation from spreading. 

Contact Information

  • Stevens County Emergency Managment Call Center

    • 509-684-7563, Monday - Friday from 9am to 4pm

  • Pend Oreille County Emergency Management Call Center

    • 509-447-1988, Monday - Friday from 9am to 3pm

  • Ferry County Emergency Management Call Center

    • 509-775-5225 x 1112, Monday - Friday from 9am to 3pm

  • Washington State Department of Health

    • 1-800-525-0127 and press #, 6am to 10pm, seven days a week. 
    • Or visit their website at: