First-response Agencies Form Upper Valley Unified Command
LEAVENWORTH – First-responders have organized a Unified Command to coordinate plans, supplies and resources for the Upper Valley in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The main partners are: Chelan County fire districts 3 and 6, Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue, Cascade Medical, Chelan County Emergency Management, and Chelan-Douglas Public Health. The team is also working closely with Upper Valley nonprofits and businesses with a common goal of preventing spread of the disease and ensuring the safety of our communities.
As evidence mounts of increasing community transmission, we encourage everyone to follow these guidelines for the health and safety of all:
- Use 911 for emergencies only: Only utilize 911 for life-threatening emergencies.
- Emergency Departments are only for immediate medical care: Call in advance for cases that involve fever, cough or shortness of breath.
- If you need advice for flu-like symptoms: Call the state DOH hotline: 1-800-525-0127, which is staffed seven days a week, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Most people will recover by isolating at home.
- Other COVID-19 questions: Check cascademedical.org first for frequently asked questions regarding testing, at-home care, and more. Call (509) 548-5815 if you need specific medical advice, or you are at higher risk for severe complications.
We want to ensure that our elderly and our most vulnerable populations (homeless or food-insecure), have the resources they need to stay safe and healthy. Here are a few local support agencies:
- Upper Valley MEND (food, shelter assistance): 509-548-0408
- Leavenworth Senior Center (meals for seniors): 509-548-6666
- Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue (welfare checks, food deliveries): 509-763-3034
- Cascade School District (meals for students): 509-548-5885
- Chelan County Fire District # 3 – Leavenworth: 509-548-7711
- Chelan County Fire District # 6 – Monitor, Dryden, Peshastin, Blewett: 509-663-1678