COVID-19 information and resources

PROTEC17 is committed to a healthy, safe, and productive working environment for all members. We are also committed to providing updates and information to you about COVID-19. Below you’ll find a list of reputable resources on COVID-19. If you are concerned about your rights or benefits related to COVID-19 (telecommuting, sick leave use, etc.), please reach out to your Union Representative.

Informational Resources/Links

Federal Resources:

Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response COVID-19 Treatment Locater

Federal Emergency Sick Leave Law

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) РFree High-Quality Mask Locator 

Guidance on Essential Workforce, U.S. DHS

*Free* At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

Washington State:

Washington State Department of Health

Dept. of Health COVID info by phone: 800-525-0127 or text: 211-211

Washington State Department of Health Blog

Washington State Department of Health – What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms

Washington State Department of Health – Free Telehealth Appointments for COVID-19 Treatments (Including Paxlovid)

Washington State Department of Health – Info on Long Covid

Washington State Department of Health – Support for Workers During COVID-19

WSLC COVID-19 Resources for Workers

The University of Washington

UW Institute for Health Metrics

Employment Security Department of Washington State

Washington State Employment Security Department – COVID-19 Info for Workers

WA Labor & Industries

To report a workplace violation (COVID-19 related) to WA L&I: 1-800-4-BE-SAFE


Oregon Health Authority

Multnomah County COVID-19 Info

Oregon Employment Department

King County: 

King County COVID-19 Resource Page

King County Public Health Vaccination Page

Other Health Departments:

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Snohomish Health District

Whatcom County Health Department

Skagit County Public Health

Thurston County COVID-19 Page

Kitsap Public Health District

Mason County COVID-19 Page

Grays Harbor County Health and Wellness Page

Jefferson County Public Health

Cowlitz County Health & Human Services

Clark County Public Health

San Juan County Health & Community Services

Island County COVID Response Call Center

To report a positive result from an at-home COVID test, pick up free at-home COVID test kits for your family or for future gatherings, schedule rapid COVID-19 testing for Island County residents, or for more info on COVID-19, call: 360-678-2301 (M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Island County COVID-19 Page

Other Resources:

The People’s CDC offers comprehensive information and resources in the ever-changing nature of COVID-19

The People’s CDC – CO2 Monitoring of Ventilation

The People’s CDC – What to do if you have COVID-19

The People’s CDC – Ventilation for Coronavirus in the Workplace

Information on different types of masks and which to use

Vaccination Resources

Other Resources and Ways to Help


Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) – Foundation for Working Families

MoveOn Coronavirus Resource Hub

Neighborhood House (Portland)

One America COVID-19 Resources

Oregon Law Center

Our Just Future – Utility Assistance (Portland)

United Way of King County – Community Resources

Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN) Resources


Protecting yourself from unemployment fraud

Unemployment Law Project (Washington State)


Catholic Community Services (CCS) – Tenant Law Center

City of Portland – Financial Assistance for Sewer/Stormwater/Water Bills

Homeless shelter directory

Impact NW (Portland)

King County Bar Association – Housing Justice Project (Resource for Renters Facing Eviction)

Mary’s Place – Rental Assistance (Seattle and King County)

Solid Ground – Tenant Resources (Washington State)

Tenants Union (Washington State)

United Way of King County Rental Assistance (ONLY for King County residents)

WA Renter/Rentee Resources

Food Access:

Oregon Department of Human Services – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Oregon Food Assistance

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services – Basic Food/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Medical/Mental Health Resources:

Coalition of Community Health Clinics – Mental Health Resources (Oregon)

Free online mental health resources for frontline workers

Multnomah County – Mental Health Services

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Seattle

Resources for undocumented people seeking medical care

Washington Listens: 833-681-0211 (live person to listen and support you)

Washington State Department of Health – Behavioral Heath Resources and Recommendations


Domestic violence resources

Report a hate crime

Supporting Community:

Send masks to healthcare workers