COVID-19 - Risk assessment dashboard

Gov. Jay Inslee and the state’s public health leaders consider many factors when making decisions related to the governor’s Safe Start reopening efforts and approval of county applications for reopening. This dashboard provides an overview of the key metrics and data used by state leaders to assess whether it’s safe for a county to enter a new phase of reopening.

Key metrics have been developed in each of the five risk assessment areas: COVID-19 activity, testing, healthcare system readiness, case investigations and contact tracing, and the protection of high risk populations. The metric goals are intended to be applied as targets, not hardline measures. The targets reflect recommendations from the Washington State Department of Health. They each contribute to reducing risk of disease transmission, and are to be considered in whole. Where one target is not fully achieved, actions taken with a different target may offset the overall risk.


Dependent on the measure, data may be available at a county or regional level. When you’ve chosen a particular filter, that value will apply as you move from measure to measure. You can change your view by clicking the menu on the left.

This dashboard does not represent the totality of all COVID-19 related data or information used by public health officials. Counties provide additional information about these risk assessment areas, as well as their ability to prevent or respond to outbreaks, when they submit their Safe Start applications. The state is continuing to refine and update its systems for collecting, compiling and reporting data. This dashboard will link to those new systems as they are completed. Data displayed on individual county websites may be different due to differences in when they pull or post their data. The state Department of Health also reports COVID-19 data as of the midnight the day prior.

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Summary Data Tables
County Rate per 100K of newly diagnosed cases during the prior two weeks Rate per 100K of newly diagnosed cases during the prior two weeks (Goal is fewer than 25 per 100,000) Number of individuals tested for each new case during the prior week Number of individuals tested for each new case during the prior week (Goal is greater than 50) Percent of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 during the past week Percent of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 during the past week (Goal is less than 2%) Percent of licensed beds occupied by patients Percent of licensed beds occupied by patients (Goal is less than 80%) Percent of licensed beds occupied by COVID-19 cases Percent of licensed beds occupied by COVID-19 cases (Goal is less than 10%)
Adams 109.2 No 2.6 No 38.6% No 11.1% Yes 0.0% Yes
Asotin 4.4 Yes 70.0 Yes 0.0% Yes 68.0% Yes 8.0% Yes
Benton 82.3 No 6.3 No 15.8% No 63.8% Yes 12.6% No
Chelan 86.7 No 15.7 No 6.4% No 68.4% Yes 1.3% Yes
Clallam 5.3 Yes 193.0 Yes 0.0% Yes 70.2% Yes 1.2% Yes
Clark 31.1 No 13.4 No 7.5% No 62.9% Yes 1.4% Yes
Columbia 0.0 Yes 11.0 No 0.0% Yes 40.0% Yes 0.0% Yes
Cowlitz 4.6 Yes 212.0 Yes 0.5% Yes 21.7% Yes 0.0% Yes
Douglas 102.8 No 9.9 No 10.1% No Yes Yes
Ferry 0.0 Yes 25.0 No 0.0% Yes 16.0% Yes 0.0% Yes
Franklin 165.8 No 3.1 No 32.0% No 92.0% No 16.0% No
Garfield 0.0 Yes 6.0 No 0.0% Yes 72.0% Yes 0.0% Yes
Grant 21.3 Yes 22.1 No 4.5% No 50.9% Yes 0.9% Yes
Grays Harbor 4.0 Yes 112.0 Yes 0.9% Yes 36.6% Yes 8.5% Yes
Island 2.4 Yes 162.0 Yes 0.6% Yes 33.3% Yes 0.0% Yes
Jefferson 3.1 Yes 52.0 Yes 1.9% Yes 34.7% Yes 4.1% Yes
King 25.7 No 37.1 No 2.7% No 71.7% Yes 2.9% Yes
Kitsap 0.7 Yes 824.0 Yes 0.1% Yes 72.6% Yes 5.1% Yes
Kittitas 53.7 No 33.8 No 3.0% No 23.0% Yes 3.3% Yes
Klickitat 22.3 Yes 60.4 Yes 1.7% Yes 18.0% Yes 2.0% Yes
Lewis 2.5 Yes 84.0 Yes 1.2% Yes 44.4% Yes 1.3% Yes
Lincoln 0.0 Yes 19.0 No 0.0% Yes 60.0% Yes 0.0% Yes
Mason 4.6 Yes 223.0 Yes 0.4% Yes 68.0% Yes 8.0% Yes
Okanogan 21.1 Yes 47.3 No 2.1% No 23.3% Yes 1.4% Yes
Pacific 0.0 Yes 72.0 Yes 0.0% Yes 27.8% Yes 5.6% Yes
Pend Oreille 7.3 Yes 42.0 No 0.0% Yes 33.3% Yes 8.3% Yes
Pierce 16.3 Yes 35.9 No 2.8% No 69.9% Yes 4.1% Yes
San Juan 0.0 Yes 75.0 Yes 0.0% Yes 0.0% Yes 0.0% Yes
Skagit 7.7 Yes 35.8 No 2.8% No 76.3% Yes 1.2% Yes
Skamania 0.0 Yes 40.0 No 0.0% Yes Yes Yes
Snohomish 21.4 Yes 45.7 No 2.2% No 73.7% Yes 3.7% Yes
Spokane 39.2 No 19.8 No 5.0% No 57.2% Yes 1.2% Yes
Stevens 2.2 Yes 169.0 Yes 0.0% Yes 50.0% Yes 0.0% Yes
Thurston 9.4 Yes 44.2 No 2.3% No 86.5% No 1.6% Yes
Wahkiakum 0.0 Yes 17.0 No 0.0% Yes Yes Yes
Walla Walla 8.0 Yes 71.7 Yes 1.4% Yes 51.4% Yes 1.4% Yes
Whatcom 17.3 Yes 26.3 No 3.8% No 75.1% Yes 1.7% Yes
Whitman 4.0 Yes 35.0 No 2.9% No 45.7% Yes 0.0% Yes
Yakima 532.5 No 3.3 No 30.1% No 74.4% Yes 18.4% No

Additional Data

These are snapshots of additional data collected and reviewed by public health officials. This data is updated weekly on Wednesdays. Last updated: June 3, 2020

High Risk Populations

As measured by:

Risk among communities at higher risk remains a concern especially in Eastern Washington. We continue to see elevated number of outbreaks in non-healthcare settings such as fruit and vegetable packing plants that are associated with populations commonly known to be employed in the agricultural communities.

Case Investigations & Contact Tracing

Ability to rapidly isolate those with COVID-19, and identify/quarantine their contacts measured by:

For cases investigated over the past month, we achieved the goal of reaching 90% of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours of receiving a positive test report. Planning is still underway to ensure long-term staffing needs can be met for contact tracing investigators.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Availability of Personal Protective Equipment

Demand far exceeds supply so the state continues its aggressive procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This effort is one of the state’s top priorities, due to the critical importance of PPE in protecting frontline workers from infection as well as the state’s ability to move forward under the Safe Start reopening plan.

Due to serious shortages of PPE in Washington - similar to those experienced around the country - the state must continue to prioritize distribution of PPE to local jurisdictions based on the most urgent needs.