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Columbia County
341 E. Main St.
Dayton, WA 99328

Public Health
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

COVID-19 Testing:
Recovered ........8
Out of County....2 (recovered)


Phase III in Columbia County

The governor’s office will provide industry-specific guidance and safety criteria for businesses listed in each phase of the plan. Business activities are not authorized to open until a business is able to meet all safety criteria. Guidance documents will be added here as they become available.

Workplace safety and health complaints may be submitted to the L&I Call Center: (1-800-423-7233).

General questions from employers about the Safe Start plan can be directed to the state’s Business Response Center.

Additional workplace safety guidance is available on our Business & Workers page. Visit our What’s Open page for more information about which personal, recreational and spiritual activities are allowed.

Phase I, II and III Business Activity Guidelines

Public Health Weekly Newsletter

When you sign up for Columbia County Public Health emails, you will receive the latest information regarding COVID-19 (Columbia County, WA) from Public Health administrator, Martha Lanman, on a weekly basis. If you have any questions, please call Public Health at 509-382-2181. Use the link below to sign up for weekly updates!

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Public Health Updates

Many parts across the world are experiencing an expanding outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The risk to the public in Columbia County is still relatively low; however please take everyday precautions to prevent the spread of many respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza:

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.
  • Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.
  • Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US.

Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms. If you are feeling sick with mild symptoms and do not need to see medical care, stay home while you recover. If you are sick and plan to seek care, please call before going in for care so arrangements can be made to prevent exposing others. For urgent medical needs, call 911.

Here at the Public Health we are in close contact with all local stakeholders, including healthcare and local school districts, and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). We have been participating in daily webinars and calls to stay up to date on the current situation.

(updated 3/23/2020)

Mission Statement

Our goal at Columbia County Public Health is to protect and promote the health and safety of each resident in Columbia County. Columbia County Public Health provides health related information, addresses public health concerns, partners with the State of Washington and the national Public Health Network to provide up-to-date information to our community. Columbia County Public Health works to empower people to develop and strengthen a healthy, safe, and resilient community.

Programs and Services
Martha Lanman

Delphine Bailey
WIC, Vital Records, and Insurance signup

Leslie Sweetwood
WIC Peer Counselor, Vital Records, Public Health Educator

  • ABCD Dental
  • Accountable Communities of Health
  • Basic Food Stamps
  • Birth Records
  • Children w/ Special Health Care Needs
  • Death Records
  • Environmental Health
  • Food Worker Cards
  • Foundational Public Health Services
  • Health Benefit Exchange

Chelsey Eaton
Program Coordinator

Estasia Collins
Public Health Nurse

270 E Main Street
Dayton, WA  99328

phone: (509) 382-2181
fax: (509) 382-2942

Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch from Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Immunization Records
  • Marijuana Prevention and Education
  • Maternal Child Health
  • Medicaid Insurance Signup and Renewal
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness
  • Restaurant Inspections
  • Sewer Inspections
  • SNAP Education
  • Tobacco Prevention and Education
  • WIC Benefits

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