COVID-19

We are currently in Phase 1B tiers 3 and 4 of vaccine distribution

  • People 16 years or older with 2 or more co-morbidities or underlying conditions
  • All people 60 years and older
  • People, staff, and volunteers in certain congregate living settings: correctional facilities; group homes for people with disabilities; settings where people experiencing homelessness live or access services
  • High-risk critical workers* in certain congregate settings: agriculture, fishing vessel crews, food processing, grocery store/food bank, corrections (prisons, jails, detention centers), court of law, public transit, remaining first responders, restaurants, food services, construction, and manufacturing
  • People 16 years or older who are pregnant or have a disability that puts them at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness
  • All people 50 and older who live in a multigenerational household
  • All workers in health care settings
  • Educators and school staff for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and child care workers
  • People who live or work in long-term care facilities

*Work in an enclosed space around other people and cannot maintain physical distance.

Visual timeline of phases (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)

Washington State COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Guidance

A Note from Jefferson County Health Officer, Dr. Tom Locke

Clallam and Jefferson Counties are leading the State in deploying these vaccines rapidly. Priorities for vaccination are determined by Washington’s Governor and vaccination administration sites are required to adhere to these restrictions.

At Jefferson County Public Health, we work very closely with Jefferson Healthcare and local pharmacies on COVID vaccine deployment. Whenever vaccine becomes available, scheduling can be done through the following:

To assess your eligibility to receive COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the WA State Department of Health Phase Finder tool.

COVID-19 Data Dashboard: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/DataDashboard
Find out the number of cases, hospitalizations, deaths and vaccinations in each county.


Jefferson County residents 65 or older, or over 50 caring for elderly relatives or young grandchildren, nieces or nephews, or PreK-12 school employees or a 1A worker It’s your turn! 
Schedule your appointment at Jefferson Healthcare directly

If you are experiencing stress due to COVID-19 call the Washington Listens line at 833-681-0211 for support and resources. For a comprehensive list of mental health resources (including local resources): Mental Health Resources

Board of County Commissioner Meetings with COVID-19 Updates

Every Monday, at 9:45 a.m., Dr. Tom Locke, Public Health Officer for Jefferson County, or a member of Public Health will be giving regular public updates about COVID-19 during the County Commissioner’s weekly meetings. The COVID-19 Updates are live-streamed for viewing on the internet, and also are recorded for on-line viewing on demand anytime thereafter. Those without internet can listen by dialing: +1 (646) 749-3122 enter Access Code: 661-198-069

To see live or recorded videos of the Board of County Commissioners’ meeting, go to www.co.jefferson.wa.us and click on “Videos of Meetings” on the lower left side of the screen. Choose “Streaming Live” or “Recorded.”

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Resources & Recommendations

Our Current Recommendations

  1. Do not go to the emergency room unless it is essential. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you are experiencing symptoms like cough, fever, and other respiratory problems, contact your regular health care provider for advice. In many cases, you will not need to be seen and home self-care will be your best option.

  2. Stay home if you are sick. Children should not be sent to school; adults should not go to work if they are ill.

  3. Practice optimal person hygiene habits, including coughing into tissue or the elbow and avoidance of touching your eyes, nose, or mouth unless your hands are freshly washed or sanitized. Washing your hands before touching and eating food is also important.

  4. Stay away from people who are ill, especially if you are 60 years of age or older or have an underlying health condition such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or a weakened immune system.

  5. Stay informed. Information is changing frequently. Check the Jefferson Public Health Website (Jeffersoncountypublichealth.org), Washington State Department of Health (doh.wa.gov), and Public Health-Seattle King County (kingcounty.gov/COVID) on a daily basis for updates.

When to seek medical evaluation and advice

If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, call your healthcare provider. Isolate yourself and wear a mask before leaving the house. Do not go to the emergency room. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs.

If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.  

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A COVID-19 Resource page: the result of many different community groups

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