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    For Families and Children

    General Information related to COVID19 with individuals, families, and community.


    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • King County Public Health
    • Seattle Food Committee

    COVID Symptoms

    graphic image child with thermometer and virus imagesCOVID-19 affects different people differently with symptoms ranging from mild to severe!

    Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms include:

    • Muscle or body aches
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Fatigue
    • Shortness of breath
    • Cough
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Headache
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Sore Throat

    graphic of medical staffEmergency warning signs for COVID-19. Seek emergency medical care immediately:

    • Trouble breathing
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion
    • Inability to wake or stay awake
    • Bluish lips or face

    If you have any of these symptoms get tested!


    graphic of a brain with a thermometerMental Health Importance

    COVID-19 Global Pandemic may be stressful for some people. The way we carry out daily activities has been changed significantly and may cause stress, fear, anxiety, and feelings of overwhelmingness.

    It is important to remember you are not alone. It is okay to ask for help. Resources are available to get you the help you need.


    Mental Health Resources

    One may experience changes in sleep, eating, mood, physical and mental health due to stress, anxiety, depression, isolation, and feelings of overwhelmingness and loneliness.
    It is important to take care of your mental health during these unprecedented times.

    Healthy ways to cope include:

    • take care of body: exercise, stretch, sleep and healthy eating
    • take breaks from reading, watching, and listening to news
    • make time to unwind or connect with friends and family: journal, art, music, talk with others, meditations, deep breathing
    • talk with children about their feelings and thoughts in a safe environment, be accepting and understanding; practice coping with them.


    • Disaster Distress Helpline: 800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
    • Warm Line: 1-877-500-9276 for people living with emotional and mental health challenges
    • Washington Listens: 1-833-681-0211 to talk to someone about stress due to COVID-19
    • Teen Link: 1-866-833-6546
    • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
    • National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453 or text 1-800-422-4453
    • National Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673

    Food Banks

    graphic of a box of pantry food itemsRainier Valley Food Bank
    4205 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 (0.7mi)
    Phone: (206) 723-4105
    Available: Wed and Sat 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m.

    The Food Bank @ St.Mary’s
    611 20th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98144 (2.1mi)
    Phone: (206) 324-7100 x.18
    Available: Mon, Wed, Fri,10a.m. - 1p.m.

    Byrd Barr Place Food Bank
    722 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (2.9mi)
    Phone: (206)-812-4940
    Available: Tues 11-4, Wed 12-4, Thurs 9-1

    JFS Polack Food Bank
    1601 16th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 (3.4mi)
    Phone: (206) 461-3240.
    Available: Mon 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wed 10am-12pm
    Thurs 2-4 pm, Fri 10am-12pm

    Local Urgent Care

    MultiCare Indigo Urgent Caregraphic image of a hospital
    3820 Rainier Ave S Suite L Seattle, WA 98118 (0.5mi)
    Phone: (206)-731-7500
    Available: Everyday 8am-8pm

    Kaiser Permanente - Urgent Care
    1501 E Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98112 (3.7mi)
    Phone: (206) 326-3223
    Available: 24 hours

    COVID Testing Sites

    All within 5 miles of John Muir ES!
    Language Interpretation Available!

    International Community Health Services
    720 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104 (2.5mi)
    Phone: (206) 788-3700
    Available: Fridays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    City of Seattle at SODO (South Seattle)
    3820 6th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108 (3.5mi)
    Phone: (206) 684-2489
    Available, Mon-Sat, 9:30am-5:30pm

    Atlantic City Boat Ramp Walk-Up (South Seattle)
    8702 Seward Park Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 (3.8mi)
    Phone: (206) 684-2489
    Available, Mon-Sat, 9:30am-5:30pm

    Downtown Public Health Center
    2124 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121 (behind building) (4.4mi)
    Phone: (206) 477-8300; No appointment necessary
    Available: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Go to following website for links to make online reservations and more available testing sites!

    Testing Information

    • COVID Swab Test detects SARS-CoV-2
    • Get the swab test if you are currently sick, have symptoms, or have been exposed to someone who tested positive.
    • Get the antibody test if you were sick more than 2 weeks ago. It will detect if you had COVID-19.

    Stay Safe and Healthy At Home

    • Clean and disinfect with alcohol-based solutions (at least 70% alcohol) frequently touched objects and surfaces daily Ex: doorknobs, tables, light switches, phones, toys, remote controls, keyboards, sinks, toilets.
    • Disinfect after bringing in groceries and packages into home! Wash all produce under running water before eating or preparing!
    • Use white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide solutions for general cleaning in between disinfecting surfaces.
    • Use 1/3 cup of 5.25–8.25% bleach solution per gallon of room temperature water disinfection effective for 24 hours.

    Things To Remember

    graphic of students staying six feet apart

    • Wear your mask! Keep mouth and nose covered!
    • Fewer, shorter, and safer interactions! Keep 6 meter distance!
      Wash hands frequently with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching face!
    • After a few hand sanitizations wash hands!
      For reliable and most current information refer to CDC, WHO, and for local updates refer to