Individuals, Families & Households

Last updated: Friday, March 19, 2021 at 4:59 p.m. 

This is the latest guidance for individuals, families, and households to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Whatcom County.


Social Gatherings

On March 11, 2021, the Governor announced that Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery will be transitioning from a regional approach to a county-by-county evaluation process. On April 9 the Governor updated the the metric requirements, and the first evaluation for the new metrics took place on April 12. Whatcom County met the required metrics and will remain in Phase 3.


Visit Washington State’s Safer Gatherings Page for more information. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also developed the COVID-19 Travel Planner page, a centralized location of COVID-19 information for domestic travelers throughout the holiday season.


What's Allowed

  • Under Phase 3 limited social gatherings and business activities are allowed. These changes went into effect on Monday, March 22, 2021.
  • More information about what is open can be found here.

What to Do if You Are Sick or Have Been Exposed

See our Frequently Asked Questions page for information on what to do if you are sick with COVID-19 or think you may have been exposed to the virus.

Preventing COVID-19 Infection

Personal prevention habits are effective for preventing COVID-19 infection and help make community-wide actions more effectiveThese are important action steps everyone should take to protect their health:

Take Care of Your Mental Health

Financial Support

Many of us have been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you, or someone you know, are in need of financial assistance, programs and resources are available.

Guidance for Children and Families

Maternal and Child Health 

Supporting Youth Mental Health

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