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Snohomish Health District is the local public health agency for Snohomish County in Washington state. Our news releases are a resource for current public health information for media, the public, policymakers, and other community partners.

News releases are sent to print and electronic media as needed. We also share relevant media releases from the Department of Health and other public health agencies.

 

Media Releases

Comment on local smoking code proposal

Formal Comment Period Begins October 15

Oct. 14, 2014, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - Snohomish Health District is currently seeking public comment on a proposal to adopt and amend the state Smoking in Public Places law (SIPP). The Snohomish Health District proposes adding language to the local code to make it clear that the law applies to marijuana and hookah smoking, as well as to pipes, cigars, and cigarettes.  The first reading will take place at the next Snohomish Health District Board of Health meeting on October 14, 2014 at 3 pm in the first floor auditorium at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (48)/Comments (0)/
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Health District to test plans for mass medication dispensing

Oct. 1 - Regional emergency response exercise to help improve planning

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – A rapid response to dangerous diseases—natural epidemics or following a terrorist release of anthrax or other biological agents—can make the difference between life and death.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (141)/Comments (0)/
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Enterovirus D68 confirmed in Snohomish County

September 19, 2014 - SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the presence of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Washington state, including Snohomish and King Counties. The CDC testing confirmed that two children, one from Snohomish County and one from King County who had been hospitalized at Seattle Children’s Hospital has respiratory illness associated with EV-D68.

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Friday, September 19, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (180)/Comments (0)/
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Comment on local smoking code proposal

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - Snohomish Health District is currently seeking preliminary public comment on a proposal to adopt and amend the state Smoking in Public Places law (SIPP).

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (170)/Comments (0)/
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Event for moms celebrates breastfeeding

Premera Blue Cross recognized for supporting working women

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Pregnant women, moms, and their families are invited to the Snohomish Health District clinic in Lynnwood on Aug. 15 to celebrate National Breastfeeding Month.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (147)/Comments (0)/
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