During this time of uncertainty and unprecedented challenges for businesses, our communities and region, Auburn Area CONNECT hopes to serve as a trusted resource providing up-to-date information and access to community services and programs for support.
On this page, you will find links to information on local news and updates concerning the COVID-19 response, local businesses currently open and operating, essential services, business/employment financial assistance programs, and community organizations in need. This list will be updated as more information is received. If you have any information to add, please email [email protected].
In early January 2021, Governor Inslee announced the new "Healthy Washington" plan to guide the reopening of the state in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Under the new plan, counties across the state are grouped into eight regions. All regions are currently in Phase 1 of the reopening plan, as of January 11, 2021. To move into Phase 2, a region must show that it can meet four targets:
1. 10% decreasing trend in case rates
2. 10% decrease in COVID-19 hospital admission rates
3. ICU occupanacy less than 90%
4. Positive test rate less than 10%
(Reported by King5 1/10/2021 - Click here for the full report)
CLICK HERE for more information about the "Healthy Washington" Reopening Plan.
CLICK HERE for the complete presentation on the "Healthy Washington -- Roadmap to Recovery" Reopening Plan.
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MULTICARE
If you have upper respiratory symptoms (cough, fever or shortness of breath) and believe you need to be evaluated for COVID-19, please CALL FIRST before visiting a hospital, clinic or urgent care center to determine if you need to visit a specific site for testing.
Feeling sick but not sure if you should go to the doctor?
Visit the MultiCare COVID-19 Resource Center and complete the online assessment to evaluate if you're at risk and what the appropriate next steps should be. MultiCare offers e-visits to anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms through MultiCare Virtual Care, where our providers will help you navigate to the next appropriate step.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM FEMA
As local businesses and organizations look ahead to the planned reopening of our state, FEMA has released a "Pandemic Response: Exercise Starter Kit" to help organizations plan for resuming operations. The kit includes a fact sheet, sample slides, and a facilitator guide with suggested discussion questions that can be tailored to meet the needs of any organization or agency. CLICK HERE to access the Exercise Starter Kit.
Please Note: The Auburn Area CONNECT offices are currently CLOSED. If you are in need of information or assistance, please call 253-833-0700.