Current Outbreak News and Announcements

 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19) 

On March 1, 2020 the Walla Walla County Department of Community Health, in partnership with Providence St. Mary Medical Center, Umatilla County Public Health, Oregon Health Authority and Washington State Department of Health announced the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Walla Walla Valley. The case was a Umatilla County resident.

The Walla Walla County Department of Community Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Walla Walla, or how the virus is spread, please call 509-524-2647. This line is staffed Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Or call the Washington State Department of Health line at 1-800-525-0127, then press #. Phone lines are currently staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday through Friday.  Please note that this call center cannot access COVID-19 testing results. For testing inquiries or results, please contact your health care provider. 

Learn about human coronaviruses (CDC)

NEW: WA State Coronavirus Response website

Current Situation in Walla Walla - case count here
What is the Current Risk?
The risk posed by a virus outbreak depends on factors including how well it spreads between people, the severity of the illness it causes, and the medical or other measures we have to control the impact of the virus (for example, vaccine or treatment medications).

  • COVID-19 is spreading in several communities in Washington, the risk of exposure is increasing for people who live in our state.
  • Healthcare workers caring for patients with COVID-19 are at elevated risk of exposure.
  • Those who have had close contact with persons with COVID-19 are at elevated risk of exposure.
  • Travelers returning from affected international locations where community spread is occurring are at elevated risk of exposure

Our knowledge of COVID-19 is still rapidly evolving. The risk assessment will be updated as needed.

Symptoms and Testing
What should I do if I have symptoms or have been exposed?

How do I get tested?

Resources and Recommendations
General Information


Updated 03/26/2020