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COVID-19 resources for caregivers

Welcome to your central resource for the COVID-19 clinical and non-clinical information, policies and procedures that will help us care for our patients and each other during this crisis.

Latest Update

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Enhanced Masking

PPE Guidance

Aerosolizing procedures:



PPE Job Aids

Other Guidance

Frequently Asked Questions

An updated FAQ will be available soon.


Questions and Suggestions

If you are a MultiCare employee or affiliate and have questions or suggestions about this page, please email us at [email protected]. Members of the public can learn more about COVID-19 on our Resource Center page.

Past updates

April 30, 2020: Bill’s weekly video; postponement of elective surgeries and procedures; serology testing; updated N95 reprocessing tip sheet and COVID-19 PCR specimen instructions.

April 23, 2020: Bill’s weekly video; video on resilience from June Altaras; updated Adult COVID-19 treatment protocol and N95 reprocessing tip sheet; scrubs guidance; COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) protocol and pre-procedure COVID-19 testing

April 18, 2020: Communications shifting to a weekly basis; where to find the numbers; rejected COVID-19 specimens; cloth mask guidance

April 17, 2020: Bill’s weekly message; billing questions; birthplace guidelines; updated guidance for employees at higher risk for severe COVID-19 infection

April 15, 2020: Employee support programs and Code Lavender and N95 reprocessing

April 14, 2020: When to discontinue isolation of COVID-19 inpatients; Guidance for patient visitation after a COVID-19-related death as well as personal belongings handling

April 13, 2020: Ambulatory/outpatient clinic visitor policy changes; Isolation guidance for PPE/Room closure by type of room, unit or ward; New employee health attestation form

April 11, 2020: Continued COVID-19-related phishing attempts; ambulatory/outpatient clinic visitor policy changes; isolation guidance for PPE/Room closure by type of room, unit  or ward; non-emergency (elective) surgeries

April 10, 2020: Regional labor pool in action; Dr. Mahnke on predictive modeling; Enhanced masking guidance and FAQ; Blue surgical masks to be issued.

April 8, 2020: Epic downtime; non-emergency (elective) surgeries; employee screening guidance; lab update