Information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
CWC leadership has been diligently monitoring the worldwide outbreak and spread of respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). National guidance recommends that we track what is happening locally, following local advisories and advisors, which we continue to do.
Please review the links below.
Where can you find accurate information about COVID-19?
- Facts about COVID-19 from the CDC
- Washington State Health Department coronavirus page is informative and is updated daily;
- Public Health – Seattle and King County Coronavirus Information page.
- Coronavirus Information and FAQs – SHRM
- Coronavirus: An Employer’s Action Guide – from The National Law Review
- Coronavirus Dashboard – Breakout of confirmed cases from WHO situation reports. (Not a government site.)
What is CWC doing to proactively keep our community as healthy as possible?
- We continue to monitor the situation daily and are closely following the guidance issued by Public Health.
- Our employees are working remotely as much as possible to reduce the risk of exposure.
- Our business continuity plan has been in place for years and dictates our actions during public health crises.
What can we do as a community to help prevent the spread of illnesses like flu and coronavirus?
- The Department of Health (DOH) identifies handwashing as the best defense against any virus or illness. It is especially important to wash your hands before eating.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless your hands are clean.
- If you are sick, please stay at home. While global attention is focused on the coronavirus, we want to remind our community that many types of Influenza are a concern at this time of year, and it’s important to protect yourself and others. As a reminder, you should stay home if you have the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, vomiting, and diarrhea.
- If you suspect you may have been exposed to the coronavirus and are not experiencing life-threatening conditions like shortness of breath, please call your doctor’s office. Nurses and doctors will be able to advise whether you need to be seen.
Where should questions be directed?
The Washington State DOH has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.
We appreciate your partnership as we all continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation.