On March 14, 2020, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced the first cases of COVID-19 in Spokane County. At this time, Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) encourages community members to follow CDC recommendations for preventing illness. If you have questions about COVID-19, please call the DOH call center at 1.800.525.0127 and press #.
Prioritize testing individuals with compatible illness according to the following risk factors:
Hospitalized with severe lower respiratory illness
Work in healthcare setting (e.g., clinic, hospital, corrections, detention center, long-term care facility, mental/behavioral health clinic)
Work in public safety (e.g., law enforcement, firefighter, EMS)
Live or work in institutional or congregate setting
Work in critical infrastructure (e.g., grocery, pharmacy, public utility, etc.)
The following individuals should be tested if their symptoms worsen or their healthcare provider recommends testing:
Patients ≥ than 60 years
Patients with underlying medical conditions
If you determine that further medical screening is warranted and possible COVID-19 testing should be considered, the healthcare community has come together to offer a centralized location for COVID-19 screening and testing at the Spokane County Fairgrounds. This is a drive-thru procedure.Patients can to this location with or without a lab testing order. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 7 days/week.