Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

The safety and well-being of our members, visitors, volunteers, staff and communities are always our highest priorities. We are mindful of concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive. Here is a regularly updated list of resources to support our communities. Please submit additional suggestions HERE.

Artist Trust | Growing List of Resources in Response to COVID-19
Tacoma Public School Updates
Washington State Department of Health
Pierce County Health Department
Tacoma News Tribune | Impacts to Pierce County School Districts
Tacoma Mutual Aid Delivery Sign-Up
South Sound Magazine | Everything is Canceled. A Guide to Supporting Local Anyway  

What You Can Do  

  • Wash your hands! Do so often. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your face. Especially with unwashed hands. Your eyes, nose, and mouth are open doors for germs.
  • Avoid people who are sick. Steer clear of illnesses if at all possible.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Hold a tissue over your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Then throw that tissue away and, again, wash your hands.
  • Clean things. Disinfect objects and surfaces often.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Call first. If you or a family member are sick and plan to seek care, call first. Our healthcare partners need to prepare for people who are showing symptoms or direct you to the appropriate resource.
  • Stay informed. Follow and share trusted sources of accurate public health information.
  • Consider getting a flu shot to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information on the flu shot is available HERE from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It is strongly recommended that people at higher risk of severe illness should stay home and away from large groups of people as much as possible, including public places with lots of people and large gatherings where there will be close contact with others. People at higher risk include:

  • People 60 and older.
  • People with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes.
  • People who have weakened immune systems.
  • People who are pregnant.

We encourage you to stay informed and to follow the guidance provided by public health officials.