"Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of the rest of you."
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If you feel your child is old enough, show them how to clean some of their high touch surfaces like phones, tablets, remote controls, and video game controllers with sanitizing wipes. Watch the cool video!!
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You can also have them check out this cool zine on COVID-19 created by NPR. It’s written especially for kids and can easily be printed out. It includes information from experts at the University of Illinois, Louisiana State University, and the National Institute of Mental Health.
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Fight stigma, public panic, and misinformation by getting your information from trusted sources. Listen to guidance from the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and your local health department. Don't forget to check out our FAQ!
Update June 1, 2020
Help us support our local small businesses during these tough times by treating yourself to a delicious lunch or dinner, or purchasing a gift card.
For a list of South County restaurants, please click here.
Big Nick's Pizza and Pasta
Sunday - Thursday: 11am - 9pm
Fridays/Saturdays: 11am - 10am
706 Willapa Place, Raymond WA
Willapa Brewing Co.
Monday - Saturday - 12-8pm
Sunday - 12-6pm
405 Minnesota Ave, South Bend WA
Wild Man Brewing Company
Tuesday - Saturday (11am - 2pm & 3pm - 7pm)
Sunday (3pm - 7pm)
203 Duryea Street, Raymond WA
Tuesdays - Sundays: 11am - 10pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays
425 3rd Street, Raymond WA
(360) 942-5313 / (360) 875-8552
Sheila's Kountry Kitchen
226 Duryea Street, Raymond WA
Elixir Coffee Shop
Monday - Sunday: 7:30am - 3:00pm
1015 West Robert Bush Drive
South Bend, WA 98586
Las Maracas Mexican Restaurant
Monday - Sunday: 11am - 9pm
705 Willapa Place, Raymond WA
Jayden's German Store
Monday - Friday: 9am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm & Sundays: closed
1112 W Robert Bush Drive, South Bend WA
The Barge Restaurant
Monday - Sunday: 11am - 8pm (take-out only)
160 Laurel Ave, Raymond WA
520 W Robert Bush Drive, South Bend WA
Monday - Friday: 5:30am - 5:30pm
Saturdays/Sundays: 7:00am - 4:30pm
The Daily Perk
Monday - Saturday: 6am - 6pm
Sundays: 7am - 5pm
265 5th Street, Raymond WA
7th Street Coffee
Monday - Friday: 5:30am - 6:00pm
Saturdays: 6:00am - 6:00pm
Sundays: 6:30am - 6:00pm
206 7th Street, Raymond WA
Avoid watching, reading, or listening to news reports that cause you to feel anxious or distressed.
A near-constant stream of news reports is not calming. Seek out information from reliable sources like the Washington State Department of Health or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just a couple times a day. Fact check what you see on social media. Spread good information.
Stay connected with others and maintain your social networks.
Go for a walk and wave to your neighbors from six feet away. Ask them if they are well and if they need anything.
Introduce structure into your day.
Check out these resources to help support your mental health, or that of a loved one:
How to Help Someone with Anxiety or Depression during COVID-19
Resources to Support Mental Health and Coping with the Coronavirus
Local Warm Line through Willapa Behavioral Health, as well as the local crisis line and the national suicide prevention lifeline. Attached PDF below.
Fortunately child development experts, educators, and parent support organizations are posting great information and ideas for families. The Department of Health has provided a list of resources, information and ideas - we shared them below!
Information for parents and caregivers
Fun Tips and Activities for Children and Families
For additional resources, please click the button below.
For additional questions, the Pacific County Emergency Operations Center Hotline will be open from 8:00am to 4:00 p.m. to answer questions from the public about COVID-19. The call center number is 360-875-9407 or 360-642-9407.
Do I have COVID-19?
Should I get tested?
I saw on social media that there’s a vaccine or cure or top secret thing doctors don’t want you to know about!
Get the facts from the FDA here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Continues to Facilitate Development of Treatments.
Does ibuprofen make COVID-19 worse?
I have a regularly scheduled doctor or dental appointment. Should I go?
No. At this point—both to conserve the masks, gowns, and gloves that keep health care safe and to support us all in staying home—you should call your doctor and see if your appointment can be done over the phone or video-chat or rescheduled. If you are not in pain, your dental appointment should be rescheduled. Elective surgeries should be rescheduled.
Can I get this from my pet?
No. We have no reason to believe our pets can spread COVID-19 to us. Not from licking us or from us petting their fur. And, no, you should not try to get your pet tested for COVID-19.
What can I do to keep my immune system strong? The best way to keep your immune system strong is to take great care of yourself. Rest, eat fruits and vegetables, drink water, get moderate daily exercise. Try to reduce your stress, and get enough sleep. Connect with a friend or loved one.
What all is closed now?
Not sure if you or your business qualifies as "essential?" Below is a downloadable PDF list of "Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers." For individuals looking to clarify status, or petition to be added to the list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers, please click HERE. You may also download the Washington State Business Re-Entry Registration Guide below.
How long is this going to last?
How can pregnant women protect themselves from getting COVID-19?
Pregnant women should do the same things as the general public to avoid infection. You can help stop the spread of COVID-19 by taking these actions:
- Cover your cough (using your elbow is a good technique)
- Avoid people who are sick
- Clean your hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Can COVID-19 cause problems for a pregnancy?
Can COVID-19 be passed from a pregnant woman to the fetus or newborn?
If a pregnant woman has COVID-19 during pregnancy, will it hurt the baby?
We do not know at this time what if any risk is posed to infants of a pregnant woman who has COVID-19. There have been a small number of reported problems with pregnancy or delivery (e.g. preterm birth) in babies born to mothers who tested positive for COVID-19 during their pregnancy. However, it is not clear that these outcomes were related to maternal infection.
Transmission of COVID-19 through breast milk
CDC breastfeeding guidance for other infectious illnesses
Outside of the immediate postpartum setting, CDC recommends that a mother with flu continue breastfeeding or feeding expressed breast milk to her infant while taking precautions to avoid spreading the virus to her infant.
So what can we do to cope during this public health emergency?
- Connect! It’s our relationships that will see us through this. Find a way to invest in those important relationships from at least 6 feet away. Skype, Facetime, Zoom or just talk on the phone. Video-chatting is fun! You feel like a techno-wiz and you can see your friend and their pets and kids and make each other smile!
- Take care of yourself. The old fashioned way—with nourishing foods, lots of sleep, deep breaths, and exercise. Exercise is especially good for your mental health. Unplug from social media. You know, after you’re done reading this.
- Focus on anything else. Clean, cook, garden, sing, play games, create, read, write. Do whatever it takes to allow your mind to focus on the parts of your life that bring you energy and joy!
- Know when to call for help. If you continue to feel overwhelmed and struggle to get through the day, call your health care provider, therapist or mental health provider and set up a telemedicine appointment.
WA “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Order:
Yesterday, Gov. Jay Inslee held a live address from his office to announce a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order requiring every Washingtonian to stay home unless they are engaged in an essential activity. You can read the governor’s announcement here.
This proclamation will:
- -Require every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity.
- -Ban all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes.
- -Close all businesses except essential businesses.
The proclamation states it’s still safe for people to go outside as long as they remain at least six feet from each other. Grocery stores, doctor’s offices and other essential businesses will remain open. People can still participate in activities such as bike rides, gardening, and dog walking — as long as they follow social distancing rules.
Visit the Pacific County Health and Human Services' website for updated WA State COVID-19 numbers, resources and information: http://pacificcountyhealthdepartment.com/covid-19
While you are at home, are there young kids in your life who you could reach out to? Babies are born ready to learn. And you have what it takes to help them! Even a few minutes count!
Have you checked out www.Vroom.org? Vroom is a great resource for families of kids up to the age of 5 to make the most of their time with their children, even if all you are doing is staying at home! Vroom has tips to add early learning into the new daily routine - and to remind everyone with a child in their life that YOU already have what it takes to create a bright future for this child!
Here’s a great tip from Vroom: Take a minute today to watch your child. Pay attention to what they look at. How do they move? What do they sound like? What are they learning? Even when you’re busy, responding to what they are learning deepens your connection with them.
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