Dear 11th District Resident,

The following coronavirus update and best prevention practices is provided courtesy of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA).  It contains links to resources translated into several selected languages.

You should visit the state Department of Health website dedicated specifically to coronavirus information here:

Or, call their hotline at 1-800-525-0127 and press #.

In solidarity,

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Translated Coronavirus Factsheets:

*CAPAA has requested these factsheets be translated into Tagalog & Marshallese. 

Anti-stigma Resources

During this time, you can help reduce stigma and bias against people, as well:

  • Speak up if you hear, see, or read stigmatizing or harassing comments or misinformation.
  • Show compassion and support for individuals and communities most closely impacted and anyone who might be sick.

Resources to combat stigma and discrimination can be accessed at Public Health’s webpage. Click here to access anti-stigma resources.

*CAPAA has requested this information be translated into traditional & simplified Chinese. CAPAA also requested that all Coronavirus health updates be coupled with anti-stigma and anti-racism messaging.

Read this blog post co-authored by CAPAA Executive Director Toshiko Hasegawa and WA St. Secretary of Health John Wiesman: It takes all of us to reduce stigma.

Report Discrimination

State, county, and city governments and other organizations often have a place to report discrimination including, but not limited to, the resources listed below:

Washington State Human Rights Commission

Under the law, everyone has the right to be free from discrimination at work, in housing, in a public accommodation, or when seeking credit and insurance. Any individual who believes that he or she has been discriminated against based on protected class status may file a charge of discrimination for employers, housing providers, and businesses.

King County Office of Civil Rights

Our office has authority to handle discrimination complaints only for King County government and for employers, housing providers, and businesses in the unincorporated parts of King County (outside the cities).

Seattle Office for Civil Rights

This office upholds laws that protect you against discriminatory harassment in housing, employment, or public places within Seattle city limits.

City of Spokane’s Human Rights Commission

This is the appropriate point of contact if you reside in the City of Spokane.

Spokane County Human Rights Task Force

This is the appropriate point of contact if you reside elsewhere in the Spokane County.

*CAPAA has requested this information be turned into a flyer and translated into traditional & simplified Chinese. 

Stop the Spread of Disease

Take the same steps to protect yourself from novel coronavirus as you would to reduce your risk of catching any respiratory virus:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your face – including eyes, nose, or mouth – with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes, in your elbow or into a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect “high touch” objects and surfaces such as doorknobs, faucet handles, railings, and shared keyboards.
  • STAY HOME if you are sick or symptomatic, and seek healthcare if needed.

Questions? Try the new nCoV Call Center.

A new Washington call center can answer questions about the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), how it spreads and what to do if you have symptoms. Call 1-800-525-0127 and press #. More information on 2019-nCoV, including prevention, hygiene, travel, and more, can be found online at the following reputable sources: