Spread the facts


Spread the Facts campaign materials and more in multiple languages for partners to use in their own outreach efforts. Visit the Partner toolkit

Reporting unemployment benefits fraud

The Employment Security Department's (ESD) Office of Special Investigations is committed to preserving the integrity of the Unemployment Insurance program. You can report unemployment fraud by calling ESD’s Special Investigations toll-free number: 800-246-9763.

COVID-19 Scams

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus. Watch out for scams by visiting this link for important resources and tips.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I have to wear a mask?

Yes in most cases you do. You can find the particulars here.

Where can I get information on county phases and what's open?

Visit this site to learn your county's status. Visit this site to learn what's open. Here's what it means to stay home, stay healthy.

Should I stockpile supplies to be prepared for the coronavirus?

SPREAD THE FACTS: Leave some for your neighbor. There has been no disruption to the supply chain that delivers goods. If we all purchase what we need without hoarding, there will be enough for everyone

What is the treatment for COVID-19?

SPREAD THE FACTS: There are some medications available that have been shown to decrease the duration and severity of symptoms in patients hospitalized for COVID-19.

Does smoking increase your risk developing serious complications from COVID-19?

SPREAD THE FACTS: People who smoke may be more likely to develop serious health complications from COVID-19. Smoking weakens the immune system, making it harder for your body to fight off viral infections - especially those attacking the lungs, like COVID-19. Additionally, initial findings suggest that vaping may increase lung inflammation and exacerbate lung infections.  Need help quitting? Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit doh.wa.gov/quit

Will my dentist charge me more for PPE now that they are open?

SPREAD THE FACTS: That is possible. Your insurance may also cover it. Check with the Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner here.

Get more facts about coronavirus myths on FEMA’s coronavirus rumor control page. If you have heard a coronavirus rumor pertaining to your local area, please check with your local county or city to verify the information before sharing it or let us know at covidhelp@mil.wa.gov.