August 6, 2020

Amy Cloud, Public Information Officer
Whatcom County Health Department
(360) 318-4356

Whatcom County Health Department Seeks Community Feedback on COVID-19 Prevention Practices

Whatcom County Health Department, in partnership with Whatcom Unified Command and researchers at Western Washington University, has released an online survey regarding practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  

Local COVID-19 response partners are seeking community member engagement in the survey in order to better understand people’s choices to adopt personal prevention practices such as limiting social gatherings or wearing masks in public or social settings.

Interested residents are encouraged to participate by going to the Whatcom County COVID-19 Survey to give input. The survey is anonymous and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

Transmission of COVID-19 has increasingly shifted from long-term living facilities to social gatherings, where people may view the risks of spreading COVID-19 differently than they do when they are in public spaces. Whatcom County residents have already adapted to prevention measures such as limitations on gathering size and wearing face coverings around others to limit the spread of COVID-19; however, community leaders acknowledge there are still many challenges to overcome before the virus is mitigated.

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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