Health and Wellness

Skagit County Health Information

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides national statistics about the spread of the virus and quarantine efforts underway to decrease its spread.  You’ll also find resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs for preventing COVID-19 virus spread in communities.  Print and post handwashing posters above sinks at home as a reminder for how to effectively wash hands to prevent the spread of the virus.

CDC Enfermedad del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID‑19) 

Coronavirus Research Database gives ProQuest users no-cost access to essential coverage of COVID-19 articles.  Login using your Burlington Public Library card barcode to gain access.  The database will be constantly updated as new research and information is gathered.

Database company EBSCO has made their DynaMed COVID-19 virus Topic available, free of charge; the Topic is being maintained daily.  

FEMA’s Rumor Control page is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis. Do your part to the stop the spread of disinformation by doing 3 easy things; don’t believe the rumors, don’t pass them along and go to trusted sources of information like your state and local government’s official websites or social media accounts for instructions and information specific to your community.

Healthcare.gov This site directs you, based on your state of residence, to purchase insurance through either the appropriate state or federal health insurance marketplace. 

Medicare is a health insurance program for people aged 65 and over who have paid into the system through payroll taxes on their wages. In order to receive benefits, you need to enroll. This page, getting started with Medicare, gives more information about setting up Medicare. 

The National Library of Medicine has compiled a list of consumer health information and current research related to the COVID-19 virus.

Sea Mar Community Resource Navigator Can help families get signed up for health insurance and find food assistance.

Washington State Coronavirus Response For daily updates on the Coronavirus statistics, information on applying for unemployment, and COVID-19 resources in multiple languages: Spanish: Nuevo coronavirus, BienestarWA, Chinese 中文, Russian: Pусский, Vietnamese: Vi-rút Corona Mới, Korean: 한국어,  more translations... 

World Health Organization / Organización Mundial de la Salud