About Us

The State of Washington recognizes the critical role first responders play in COVID-19 management both in and outside of an emergency proclamation.

As your agency continues to respond to COVID-19 in the community, the Department of Health wants to ensure you have the supplies, funding, and training to provide COVID-19 tests to your vulnerable community members.

Our Services

COVID-19 rapid antigen tests

Free bulk supply of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests

strategic support & technical assistance

One-on-one strategic support and technical assistance from your WA COVID-19 Program Manager.

Access to funding

Access to DOH funding to support your COVID-19 testing services

Virtual networking sessions

Virtual networking sessions with other First Responders, agency heads, and state leaders in Washington to share best practices and insights about community testing.

Translated Materials

Access to a library of materials about COVID-19 in many different languages.

Get your tests

WA COVID-19 can help your agency design and implement lightweight COVID-19 testing services that protect the health of the communities you serve.

WA COVID-19 is operated by Health Commons Project, a Washington-based non-profit that closes health equity gaps in underinvested communities.

WA COVID-19 First Responders Testing Program 

This program is an initiative funded by the CDC Health Disparities Grant and uses Health Commons Project (HCP) as an implementation partner. We also work with the Washington State Fire Chief’s Association (WSFCA) as a connection to the various first responder agencies across the state. Through this program we are providing testing supplies and technical assistance to first responder/EMS agencies to support capacity building and involvement in community paramedicine programming.

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We provide resources and one-to-one technical assistance to help you educate community members on why testing matters and how they can test themselves for COVID-19. Knowing when to isolate, especially when other vulnerable individuals may be involved, is critical to protecting community health.

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The Washington State Department of Health and Heath Commons periodically reviews the contents of WACOVID19.org to keep information content of WACOVID19.org as up to date as possible during guidance changes and program expansion. The content of WACOVID19.org does not necessarily represent the official views of WA State Department of Health.

To request this document in another format, call 1-800-525-0127.

Deaf or hard of hearing customers, please call 711 (Washington Relay) or email [email protected].