The statewide order requires individuals to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces. The order also requires face coverings outdoors when you can't stay 6 feet apart from others.

Currently in PHASE 3:

Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens Counties


Business sectors listed in Phase 3 may reopen only AFTER the state publishes its guidelines for the specific sector and an individual business can implement those guidelines. 

Guidelines can be accessed at


Statewide Face Covering Requirements

High-Risk Populations* Strongly encouraged, but not required, to stay home unless engaging in Phase 1,2, or 3 permissible activities.

-Outdoor group rec.sports activities (50 or fewer people)

-Recreational facilities at <50% capacity (gyms, public pools, etc.)

Gatherings (social, spiritual) Allow gatherings with no more than 50 people
Travel Resume non-essential travel

-Restaurants/taverns <75% capacity/table size no larger than 10

-Bar areas in restaurant/taverns at <25% capacity

-Theaters at <50% capacity

-Customer-facing government services (telework strongly encouraged)



-All other business activities not yet listed except for nightclubs and events with greater than 50 people


* High-risk populations are currently defined by CDC as: persons 65 years of age and older; people with underlying medical conditions (particularly not well controlled) including people with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma, people who have serious heart conditions, people who are immunocompromised, people with severe obesity, people with diabetes, people with chronic kidney disease and undergoing dialysis, and people with liver disease; people who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility. 

COVID-19 Contact Information

Contacts and Resources

  • Stevens County Emergency Management Call Center: 509-684-7563, open 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday-Friday. 
  • Pend Oreille County Emergency Management Call Center: 509-447-1988, open 9:00am - 3:00pm, Monday-Friday. 
  • Washington State Department of Health Call Center: 1-800-525-0127, open 6:00am - 10pm, seven days a week. 


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What We Do!

Our Mission:  Northeast Tri County Health District works with other entities to assess, protect, preserve and promote the health of the tri-county area and establishes local policy relating to populations based services in Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens Counties.

Northeast Tri County Health District is Reopen to the Public

We are now open to the public for in-person transactions, with the exception of WIC services, which will continue to be provided remotely, by phone. 

To ensure the health, safety and well-being of our clients and staff we ask that you adhere to the precautions we have implemented to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while conducting business in our offices. 

  • If you are ill or are experiencing symptoms similar to COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, or congestion) please stay home. Many of our services may be conducted over the phone. 
  • Cloth face coverings are required, upon entering the building please wear a cloth face covering. Our staff will be wearing masks to protect you and we ask you do the same to protect us. If you cannot wear a mask, please call the office and we will arrange to provide services in an alternative way. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be available, please feel free to use it when entering and exiting the building. 
  • Designated areas will be marked on the floor to ensure social distancing when waiting or being assisted. 
  • We do have limited capacity which may require you wait outside briefly while we assist others. If possible, please conduct in-person transactions alone. 
  • Be prepared- when possible, please complete forms and applications prior to arriving. Many forms and applications can be found on our website at
  • The use of phone, mail and online alternatives obtain services are still encouraged. 

Northeast Tri County Health District remains in active COVID-19 response. Please be patient as you may experience longer than normal wait times when conducting transactions. 

Thank you for your cooperation and doing your part!

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