The Starbucks on 23rd and Jackson, 2300 S. Jackson St., in Seattle is hosting free vaccine and booster clinics from noon to 3 p.m. every third Friday of the month to June 17th. No appointment is needed. Call 206-322-7061 for more information.
As well, every home in the country is eligible to order four free at home COVID-19 tests. Orders will usually ship in seven to 12 days. To learn more and/or order the tests, go to COVIDtests.gov.
People can also visit www.sayyescovidhometest.org, a Washington State Department of Health statewide portal, to order up to five free rapid-antigen COVID tests per household online. Those tests, will be delivered at no cost. Supplies are limited but will be restocked as they become available.
It is possible to report a positive test result from an at-home test through the state’s COVID-19 hotline. Hotline personnel will determine next steps based on a resident’s zip code so results can be recorded and reported. Staff can also guide callers through any questions they may have. The state hotline, 1-800-525-0127 (then press #), is available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Language assistance is available.
DOH encourages all smartphone users to download or enable WA Notify, https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/WANotify, for exposure notifications and to plug in positive results. Those using WA Notify at the time they test positive for COVID-19 can record their positive test results directly from their devices.
It is important to note that Washington is experiencing a surge of cases across the state, so if people who have symptoms should assume they have COVID-19 even if they don’t have a test to confirm it, and stay home if sick.