Department of Health asks for feedback on state’s pandemic response

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington’s health department is asking for the public’s feedback on its response to the pandemic.

The Washington State Department of Health created a COVID-19 community survey as part of an “after action” report that will be used to improve practices in future emergency responses.

The survey, which is voluntary and takes 20 to 25 minutes to complete, is anonymous.

It includes questions such as which COVID-19 related services were accessed, which government agency or representative is believed to have had the strongest influence on decision making, and where COVID-19 information was accessed.

The survey also includes questions about how WSDOH addressed misinformation and vaccine hesitancy, whether information was provided in one’s spoken language, and whether COVID-19 resources were equitably distributed throughout the state.

Some of the questions have fill-in-the-blank answers while others have a selection of answers to choose from.

Names are not collected.

The survey is available at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/R/2STCKS9.