Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Local Case Count
Re-opening Status
General Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Guidelines and Resources
Secretary of Health John Wiesman issued a Statewide Order (20-03) mandating the use of cloth face coverings in most public areas as of June 26, 2020. As of July 7, 2020 businesses are required to enforce the use of face coverings by all customers or clients. Click here for an overview of COVID-19 statewide face covering requirements. Visit the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Cloth Face Coverings Webpage for additional rules that apply to employers and employees, resources and guidance for the general public and frequently asked questions related to masks and face coverings.

This is an evolving situation.  This page will be updated as more information is available.
For non-urgent COVID-19 questions or concerns, please call 509-886-6476.
If you need immediate medical attention, please call 911.

Local Case Count

These numbers reflect Chelan and Douglas County residents only. As a regional health care center, residents from other counties may come to Chelan County for treatment and may be included in counts by health care providers that are different from those of the Chelan-Douglas Health District.

For state-wide counts visit: Washington State Department of Health
For world-wide counts visit: Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at John Hopkins University (JHU)

Please note: data will be updated on a daily basis (Monday-Friday). Last updated: 8/14/20 at 7:32 a.m.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Chelan and Douglas Counties

County of Residence Confirmed Positive Cases New Cases 8/13 New Cases in Last 7 Days
(8/7 – 8/13)
New Cases in Last 14 Days
(7/31 – 8/13)
Currently Hospitalized Deaths
Chelan 1470 37 (47.9 per 100,000 193
(250.0 per 100,000)
412
(533.7 per 100,000)
11 8
Douglas 996 20 (46.1 per 100,000) 97
(223.4 per 100,000)
250
(575.7 per 100,000)
6 5
Total 2466 57 (47.3 per 100,000) 290
(240.4 per 100,000)
662
(548.8 per 100,000)
22* 13

*Total COVID-positive patients hospitalized in Chelan-Douglas, which includes residents from surrounding counties

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Chelan-Douglas by Age

Age Group (in years) Percent of Chelan-Douglas Population* COVID Case Count Percent of Total Cases
0 – 9 13% 126 5%
10 – 19 13% 278 12%
20 – 29 11% 555 23%
30 – 39 11% 439 18%
40 – 49 11% 435 18%
50 – 59 13% 306 13%
60 – 69 14% 158 7%
70 – 79 9% 65 3%
≥ 80 5% 47 2%

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Chelan-Douglas by City

City Case Count Percent of Total Case Counts Increase 8/6 – 8/12
Brewster 21 1% 8
Bridgeport 182 8% 18
Cashmere 104 4% 5
Chelan 92 4% 11
Chelan Falls 24 1% 1
Dryden 12 0%
East Wenatchee 634 26% 55
Entiat 15 1% 4
Leavenworth 29 1% 2
Malaga 51 2% 9
Mansfield 4 0%
Manson 64 3% 10
Monitor 34 1% 7
Orondo 58 2% 4
Palisades  4 0%
Pateros 5 0%
Peshastin 17 1% 1
Rock Island 56 2% 15
Waterville 14 1% 2
Wenatchee 989 41% 151

Re-Opening Status

Chelan-Douglas Health District is currently in a Modified Phase I of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Plan.

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) approved Chelan-Douglas Health District’s variance application to move to a Modified Phase I of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Plan. The approval takes effect immediately and includes specific conditions and limitations for activities and businesses:

WA DOH Approval Letter and Re-opening Conditions
Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce – Toolkit for Re-opening Businesses Safely

Visit the State’s Safe Start Plan Guidance for Reopening. On May 29, 2020, Gov. Jay Inslee released an updated, county-by-county based “Safe Start” Reopening Plan for resuming recreational, social and business activities.  This plan builds off the 4-Phase Plan he announced May 4, 2020.  The updated proclamation is here. All complaints received by the Health District regarding enforcement of the Governor’s orders are submitted to the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The State EOC will then determine what state agency will follow up on these complaints.

General Information

COVID-19 was first identified in China in December 2019 and has since spread to other countries.  There are now cases in the U.S. – including cases throughout Chelan and Douglas Counties.  The following links will help you learn more about COVID-19:

How Coronavirus Spreads
Coronavirus Symptoms
Prevention

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?
Current symptoms reported from patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

Is there a treatment for COVID-19?
There is no specific treatment for COVID-19.

How do I know if I need to be tested for COVID-19?
Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19.  For information about testing, see Testing for COVID-19.
Testing Q&A

What should I do if I have COVID-19 Symptoms?
I have been confirmed or suspected with COVID-19.
I think I was potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19.
I have COVID-19 symptoms and have not been around anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

What can I do to avoid or reduce my family’s risk of getting COVID-19?
Practice everyday prevention actions to help reduce your risk of getting sick and remind everyone in your home to do the same.  These actions are especially important for older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions:

  • Do not touch your face unless you have just washed your hands and fingertips
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles)

What should I do if someone in my household gets sick?

  • Designate a separate room and bathroom (if possible) for sick household members and clean and disinfect these rooms often
  • Avoid sharing personal items like utensils, food, and drinks
  • Make sure sick household members self-isolates and monitor their symptoms.
  • If symptoms worsen, please call your healthcare provider or seek medical attention immediately.

What is Contact Tracing?
Contact Tracing is a public health tool with a proven track record of success in combatting even the most dangerous of diseases. Click on this Infographic to learn the steps of the case investigation. 

Additional FAQs can be found here.

Guidelines and Resources

This section provides Washington State resources and materials for various sectors throughout our communities.  Please use these materials and continue to turn to reliable sources of information such as the Washington State COVID-19 Response website.

Business Concerns call Labor & Industries Complaint Hotline: 1-800-423-7233

Businesses and Employers
Businesses that can operate from home should continue to do so.  For businesses where individuals cannot work from home, the governor’s Office has provided guidance on what businesses are essential.  To clarify status, or request inclusion on the list, please fill out this formTo report businesses in violation of the Governor’s Proclamation, please click hereAdditional resources include:

Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” Order
Governor Jay Inslee’s “Adjusting and Extending Stay Home – Stay Healthy” Order
Learn more on What’s Open and Closed
Guidance for Workers and Food Establishments
Guidance for Transient Accommodations – Hotels, Motels, Etc.
Guidance for Water Recreation Facilities
Recommendations for Temporary Worker Housing
Interim Guidance for Business and Employers
Recommendations and Guidance to Protect Critical Infrastructure Workers 
Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements
Service Workers https://ofwemergencyfund.org/help
COVID-19 Information for Agriculture and Food Businesses https://agr.wa.gov/about-wsda/news-and-media-relations/covid-19#business
Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings
Reopening Washington Schools: Q&A for School Districts 

Healthcare Providers
Resources and Recommendations for Healthcare Providers
Guidance on Healthcare Workers Returning to Work
Health Alert for Dental Providers
Urgent Dental Care
Strategies for extending PPE:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/index.html
Request PPE for Tier One Providers “Click here” and send request to Rich.Magnussen@CO.Chelan.WA.US
Americans with Disability Testing Concerns: https://adata.org/factsheet/accessibility-drive-thru-medical-sites

Schools & Child Care Providers
Region 7 K-12 Guidance for Reopening to Classroom Instruction 
Resources and Recommendations for Child Cares
Resources for Children with Special Health Care Needs: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/parenting/g31445865/indoor-activities-for-kids/ and https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/indoor-activities-for-kids/
Guidance for Child Care, Youth Development, and Summer Day Camps During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Long Term and Residential Care Facilities
Recommendations for Long Term Care Facilities
Recommendations for Interim Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare Settings 

Shelters & Jails
Recommendations for Homeless Shelter Facilities
Recommendations for Jails and Detention Facilities

Financial Resources
The federal stimulus bill has just passed, and Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine has a brief video on YouTube to explain some of the changes that benefit Washingtonians. Go to esd.wa.gov to sign up for COVID-19 action alerts so you can take action as things change and apply for benefits you are eligible for.

The state’s coronavirus website has information to help sort through other benefits that may be available to you, such as paid family leave, workers compensation, and resources for small businesses (https://coronavirus.wa.gov/business-workers).

Department of Financial Institutions (DFI)has developed a list of resources that might help address the financial impacts of the coronavirus, including mortgage assistance, financial resources, and financial scams.

Mental health information for Providers and Individuals
American Psychological Association

Volunteers
Making and Donating Non-Manufactured Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – How to Donate
Gown Donations Needed

Educational Material
Tips for staying safe outdoors as outdoor recreation starts to reopen
Precautions for Coronavirus
Stop the Spread of Illness
Wash Your Hands
Stay Healthy at Work
Which Mask for Which Task

Information for Parents
Hand Washing for Kids

Other Community Resources
Chelan-Douglas Emergency Operations Center
Our Valley Our Future – COVID-19 Communications Network
American Sign Language COVID-19 Video Series
Recommendations for License Exempt Community Based COVID-19 I&Q Facilities for Children and Youth