Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

This is an evolving situation. This page will be updated as more information is available.

For non-urgent COVID-19 questions or concerns, please leave a message at 509-886-6476 and someone will return your call within the next business day.

If you need immediate medical attention, please call 911.

For CDHD’s latest public health communications, please visit: CDHD’s Newsroom.

General COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a new 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 illnesses, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has spread throughout Chelan and Douglas Counties since our first case was reported on March 16. Confirmed cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have all had a positive molecular test for COVID-19. Only one positive test is counted per person, no matter how many positive tests they may have. This page includes daily case count updates Monday through Friday, and more comprehensive weekly updates every Wednesday.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Chelan & Douglas Counties

COVID-19 Data Latest Update: 8/5/22 at 3:11 p.m.

We are experiencing COVID-19 data interruptions and we apologize for the inconvenience. Please refer to the DOH Dashboard in between updates for the latest COVID-19 data. Thank you for your patience.

County of Residence
Total Positive Cases
New Cases in Previous Day
New Cases in Last 7 Days
New Cases in Last 14 Days
Chelan County
22,342
66
223 (279.94 per 100,000)
413 (518.45 per 100,000)
Douglas County
12,283
36
96 (219.43 per 100,000)
176 (402.29 per 100,000)
Total
34,625
102
319 (258.49 per 100,000)
589 (477.27 per 100,000)

COVID-19 Testing

Locations Of Test Sites

Location
Days & Times
Phone # & Website
Notes
Toyota Town Center
Wenatchee

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

*Testing symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals

*
Pre-registration here
Cascade Medical
817 Commercial Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

*Those who are symptomatic can call to schedule a testing appointment
CVCH Chelan Medical
105 South Apple Blossom Drive - Chelan

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

*12 to Adult
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
by appointment

*Pediatrics (5-11) call for dates and locations

CVCH Express Care
600 Orondo Ave - Wenatchee

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

*12 to Adult
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
by appointment

*Pediatrics (5-11) call for dates and locations

Lake Chelan Health Express Care Walk-in Clinic - Chelan
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

By appointment only

(509)682-8511 (option 1)

More Resources

Free at-home COVID-19 tests
Order your free home test kits online or by calling 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489)

Operation Expanded Testing | CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Operation Expanded Testing (OpET) program increases access to testing nationwide, especially for communities that have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. OpET provides no-cost testing to child care centers, K-12 schools, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), under-resourced communities, and congregate settings, such as homeless shelters, domestic violence and abuse shelters, non-federal correctional facilities, and other qualified sites.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Immunocompromised

Some immunocompromised individuals should receive four doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people ages 5 and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get an additional primary shot (third dose) of an mRNA vaccine 28 days after receiving their second dose. Currently, no additional primary shot is recommended for people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. See News Release below:

22-023 - 4th Dose of COVID19 Vaccine - News Release

Additional Resources

COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised People | CDC

Booster Doses

Booster doses will help provide continued protection against severe disease. Booster doses were previously recommended only for populations at high risk for severe COVID-19, but the recommendation expanded in late 2021 and early 2022 to include everyone 12 years and older to help increase protection against COVID-19 illness.

The CDC and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup recommend everyone 12 years and older who received the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine primary series to get a booster dose.

If You Received:
Who Should Get A Booster
When To Get A Booster
Which Booster To Get
Pfizer - BioNTech
People 12 years and older
At least 5 months after completing the primary series
Pfizer or Moderna are preferred*

People 17 years and younger may only get the Pfizer vaccine

Moderna
People 18 years and older
At least 5 months after completing the primary series
Pfizer or Moderna are preferred*
Johnson & Johnson
People 18 years and older
At least 2 months after completing the primary series
Pfizer or Moderna are preferred*

*mRNA vaccines are preferred, but the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is still available if you aren’t able or willing to get another vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions


Fact Sheets

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine fact sheet: www.fda.gov/media/144414/download

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine fact sheet: www.fda.gov/media/144638/download

Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine fact sheet: www.fda.gov/media/146305/download

Emergency Assistance

The COVID-19 Emergency Isolation and Quarantine Housing Program (I&Q Facility) is funded and managed by Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD). Please note: this is not an alternative homeless shelter. Public members will not be enrolled in the program without a formal referral.

In order to stay at the I&Q Facility, a referral from a Primary Care Physician (PCP) must be provided. The referral should be clear on the guest’s COVID-19 status with a recommendation to isolate or quarantine. CDHD will take these recommendations and make the placement according to guest eligibility and willingness to agree to the terms of an Occupancy Agreement.

Once placed into the program, guests are expected to isolate or quarantine in the room and abide by the Occupancy Agreement that they have signed. Guests will receive three (3) meals per day during their stay. It is the duty of the guest to list all food allergies known ahead of time. Guests will participate in regular daily vital signs/symptoms check twice a day by Lifeline and will be connected to medical professionals when necessary.

Definitions

  • Isolation – Specifically for a COVID-19 positive person needing to separate from people as to not spread the virus.
  • Quarantine – People exposed to COVID-19 and waiting for test results need to restrict their interactions with others to decrease possible transmission.

Eligibility

This program will serve community members who:

  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 and live in a situation where they cannot self-isolate or quarantine within their homes without exposing others in the household (medical recommendation to self-isolate or quarantine).
  • Have been exposed to COVID-19 and have received a medical recommendation to self-isolate or quarantine but cannot self-isolate or quarantine within their homes without exposing others in the household.

QUARANTINE & ISOLATION PACKET

  • Motel, Hospital, and CDHD isolation and quarantine guidelines.
  • Occupancy Agreement
  • Care Overview
  • Release of Information
  • Be able to self-monitor of temperature and symptoms
  • Be able to self-administer own medications
  • Calling “911” if symptoms become unmanageable
  • Refraining from using motel amenities, other than what is provided in the room.
  • GUESTS WILL NOT GO INTO THE LOBBY

Referral

Eligible referral partners include (but not limited to): CDHD, Confluence Health, Cascade Medical, Lake Chelan Health, CVCH.

Please note that medical need is the primary factor in determining eligibility for emergency housing during this time. Homelessness is a secondary factor in determining eligibility. Making this referral does not guarantee entry into the Emergency Housing Facility. You will be contacted within 24 hours of the status of your referral submission. Thank you for your compassionate self-care and patience during this unprecedented time.

Email documents to the contacts below (i.e., medical referrals, signed HIPAA release, etc.) that provide medical and/or housing eligibility for the referred individual in order for CDHD to make an EMERGENCY HOUSING placement.

I&Q Facility Contact Information

Stephanie Snitily
EMAIL: Stephanie.snitily@cdhd.wa.gov
Monday-Friday 509-886-6417

Other Resources

Care Connect Washington

Care Connect Washington is a program for people who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed and need support to isolate or quarantine at home with services such as medication delivery, health care, help applying for unemployment, local housing agencies assistance, food banks, childcare providers, as well as provide personal care kits, nonperishable food kits, and fresh food orders delivered to their homes.

1-833-453-0336

Congregate Facilities

Schools & Childcare

Our local schools and childcare centers are an important part of the infrastructure in our communities and they play an important role in preventing the spread of illness. They continue to collaborate, share information, and review plans with public health officials at Chelan-Douglas Health District in order to protect their school and childcare communities and our communities at large.

Schools and childcare providers reporting positive cases and/or requesting COVID-19 guidance, please call:

School Guidance

K-12 Schools Requirements 2021-2022 (wa.gov)

Key Principles For Reducing Potential Exposures In Schools And Childcare Settings

  • Keep ill persons out of school and childcare – educating students, families, and staff to stay home when ill
  • Cohorts – conducts all activities in small groups and avoid mixing with other groups
  • Physical distancing – minimizing close contact (less than 6 ft) with other people
  • Hand hygiene – frequent washing with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand gel
  • Protective equipment – use of cloth face coverings
  • Environmental cleaning and disinfection – especially of high-touch surfaces
  • Improve indoor ventilation
  • Isolation – of sick people and those who have been exposed to COVID-19

Guidance & Resources

North Central Educational Service District

Child Care, Youth Development, and Summer Day Camps During the Covid-19 Outbreak (PDF)

Guidelines for Student Housing – Higher Education Institutions (PDF)

Higher Education Facilities (PDF)

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Guidance

Living Centers

Long-term care facilities are at high risk for severe COVID-19 outbreaks due to their congregate nature and vulnerable population (e.g., older adults with multiple co-morbidities). These resources are intended to help long-term care facilities take the appropriate steps to prepare for and respond to cases of COVID-19 in their facility, and thereby protect the health of residents and staff.

Long-term care facilities (nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult family homes, etc.) reporting positive cases and/or requesting COVID-19 guidance, please call: 509-886-6476.

Staff Guidance

Information for Providers and Long-Term Care Professionals

Healthcare Workers in Nursing Homes

Visitor Guidance

LTCF Visitor Log
Family Help – Facility Status and Information

Guidance & Resources

Nursing Homes and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Adult Family Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Enhanced Services Facilities

Certified Community Residential Services and Support

Homeless Shelters

Business & Employers

Good public health practices can protect employees, volunteers, and members of the public that visit these establishments. Below are several public health recommendations for businesses, organizations, and other non-health care workplaces to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their establishments and communities.

Guidance & Resources

General Workplace Safety Guidance

Guidance for Non-Healthcare Businesses and  Organizations during COVID-19

Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce – Toolkit for Re-opening Businesses Safely


Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Coronavirus?

A coronavirus describes a large number of viruses that usually cause mild respiratory illness. There are coronaviruses that have caused severe illness, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The new name for novel coronavirus 2019 is now COVID-19.

What Are The Symptoms?

Symptoms ​may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Other less common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

Is There A Treatment For COVID-19?

There are some medications available that have been shown to decrease the duration and severity of symptoms in patients hospitalized for COVID-19. (DOH)

How Do I Know If I Need To Be Tested For COVID-19?

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19
  • People who have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with someone with confirmed COVID-19
  • People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provide

Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home while waiting for test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

What Should I Do If I Have COVID-19 Symptoms?

Take precautions anytime you feel sick by staying away from others and wearing a face mask if you must get within six feet of someone else. Contact you doctor and let them know that you think you have COVID-19 symptoms and would like to get tested for the virus. Follow DOH guidelines aligned with CDC.

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

What to do if you were potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19

Additional Information

10 things you can do to manage your COVID-19 symptoms at home - factsheet

What Is A Case Investigation?

A case investigation is part of a process to support people who have confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

For More Frequently Asked Questions, Please Visit:

How Does COVID-19 Spread?

COVID-19 is commonly spread from an infected person to others through:

Close Contact With Others (Within About 6 Feet)

Through Respiratory Droplets Produced When An Infected Person Coughs, Sneezes, Or Talks. These Droplets Can Land In The Mouths Or Noses Of People Who Are Nearby Or Possibly Be Inhaled Into The Lungs.

COVID-19 May Be Spread By People Who Are Not Showing Symptoms.

It May Be Possible That A Person Can Get COVID-19 By Touching A Surface Or Object That Has The Virus On It And Then Touching Their Own Mouth, Nose Or Eyes.

At This Time, The Risk Of COVID-19 Spreading From Animals To People Is Considered To Be Low. Learn More About Pets And COVID-19.

How to Prevent COVID-19

The best way to prevent COVID-19 is to avoid being exposed to the virus:

Learn more about how to protect yourself and others.

Maintain Good Social Distance (About 6 Feet). Learn More About Social Distancing.

Wash Your Hands Often With Soap And Water. If Soap And Water Are Not Available, Use A Hand Sanitizer That Contains At Least 60% Alcohol. Learn More About Adequate Hand Washing.

Clean And Disinfect Frequently Touched Surfaces. Learn More About Cleaning And Disinfecting.

Cover Your Mouth And Nose With A Mask In Public Or Around Others. Learn More About Masking.

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