COVID-19 and Monkeypox
Monkeypox Phoneline and Updates
Have any questions related to the Monkeypox Virus (MPV)? People across Washington can now call 1-833-829-HELP to get their questions answered! Language assistance is available in 240 languages. Please see more details about the resource here.
For additional information about the Monkeypox virus, to access frequently asked questions (FAQS) and to keep up to date with case count, please visit the DOH MPV webpage available in English or Spanish. The webpage will soon be available in Russian, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Somali, Korean, Tagalog, Arabic, Punjabi, Cambodian and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional).
The CDC website on Monkeypox also lists ways that it can be spread, signs and symptoms, and what to do if you are sick. Visit the site here.
Getting Our Booster Shots for Better Health
For the latest information on the available COVID vaccine clinics for Thurston County visit:
The Department of Health's website to sign up for a vaccine appointment
The Thurston County Public Health's website
The Thurston County Public Health's Facebook
The Department of Health's Covid-19 website
The American Dept. of Health and Human Services' Test to Treat program
For the latest in general mask wearing guidelines visit:
AANHPI language vaccine videos presented by Crossing TV
APIC 2023 COVID-19
Read our informational pamphlet for
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Language Based Covid Resources and Recommendations
As COVID-19 guidance changes, the DOH is actively working to translate updated content into 40 languages (including many AANHPI).
To access translated versions:
Locate the brown rectangle in the top right corner of your screen that features the page’s current language and has an arrow indicating a drop-down menu.
Select the arrow and your preferred language from the dropdown menu.
Translated COVID-19 guidance available in the selected language will populate the page.
The DOH released translated versions of the following documents this week, which are available on the DOH website:
Language Based COVID Pediatric Vaccine Resources for Parents & Guardians
Resources are available in the following languages:
English, Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Hmong, Japanese, Korean,Lao,Somali, Vietnamese, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Thai
This is a community generated list of information on COVID Pediatric Vaccines and some general COVID vaccine info. Please note the links are shared by community members and not vetted for translation accuracy, use care in selecting which resources to give to families.
Resources for Our Community
COVID-19 Utility Moratorium
The COVID-19 Utility Moratorium ends September 30th. The Department of Commerce has a webpage dedicated to FAQs in 36 different languages to ensure your community has the information they need to call their utilities provider, make a plan and keep their service: https://www.commerce.wa.gov/utility-assistance/.
Updated pregnancy recommendation for the vaccine: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/VaccineInformation/FrequentlyAskedQuestions
Resource page for guidance on youth vaccinations: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/HealthcareProviders/VaccineInformationforHealthcareProviders/VaccinatingYouth
Testing guidance: Rapid Testing vs. PCR Testing
Learn about the difference between these two tests: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/TestingforCOVID19
Like to receive the Department of Health’s newsletters? We encourage you to subscribe at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WADOH/subscriber/new and choose the kind of information you would like to receive.
COVID-19 Impact and Considerations for Asians
Asian American COVID-19 Experience Report by NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH)
Education, Communication, and Outreach Resources
Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 Resources in Vietnamese by PIVOT: Viet Fact Check and VietCOVID.org.
SEARAC COVID-19 Resources in Vietnamese compiled by Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC).
Hmong COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit : Cov Qauv Lus Siv Tau Rau Tej Pej Xeem Zej Zog thiab Koom Haum Kev Ntseeg
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Advocating Together Resources
COVID-19 Vaccine PSA Nepal Seattle Society. video public service announcement from the Nepal Seattle Society encourages getting vaccinated
For Refugees and Immigrant Communities
Discussion Guide for Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines for Immigrants and Refugees (PDF)
National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrant Communities Translated Resources Library
Kanon Magazine View the Russian Q&A addressing COVID-19-related vaccine topics and hesitancy on pages 50-51 with trusted religious community leader and PhD candidate in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Washington, Andrey Shuvarikov.
Titre Avval article from a respected community member, Dr. Tara Jones | Farsi | English
Recommendations and Resource page (filtered by 36+ languages)
Washington Solidarity Immigrant Network COVID-19 Vaccine Know Your Rights (PPTX) (Social media posts)
Washington Solidarity Immigrant Network COVID-19 Vaccine Know Your Rights One-Pager (PDF) | Spanish
Hand Sanitizer Distribution
One of our APIC Family, the chapter from the Snohomish APIC, or Refugee and Immigrant Services NW, has coordinated and shared a donation of hand sanitizers with all the chapters around the state to distribute hand sanitizers to our local community organizations, churches, and businesses. APIC SPS was able to distribute more than 600 bottles of hand sanitizers this week! More could be available, but we need to hear from you. If your organization is in the South Sound area and are in need of hand sanitizers for your operations please contact us at email@example.com. Let me know if you may need more information.
Thanks to all of these who already responded and received their supplies. Thank you for sharing the hand sanitizers with the many organizations around this area. You are appreciated! We want to express our sincere appreciation to Mr. Yan and Mr. Hoang for helping us with bringing back the sanitizers from Kent's distribution center to Olympia for this effort. Thank you!