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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.

 

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Board of Health Meeting, September 13

District’s Situation Assessment Report to be Focus of Upcoming Meeting

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – During its regular board meeting, the Board of Health will receive a briefing from staff at The William D. Ruckelshaus Center based on their situation assessment report for the Snohomish Health District. The meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. The meeting will be held in the District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

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Monday, September 12, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (28)/Comments (0)/
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A Look At Marijuana Usage After Legalization

New report highlights use, trends and statistics in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Since the first recreational marijuana store opened in Washington in 2014, Snohomish County has had 41 retail licenses approved by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. With the passage of Initiative 502, questions were posed on how the legalization of marijuana would impact overall usage. To begin answering those questions, the Snohomish Health District and Snohomish County Human Services have released its first baseline report on marijuana in Snohomish County.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (229)/Comments (0)/
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Series of Heroin Forums Kicking Off in September

Events Focused on Empowering Our Community with Information

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Following increased attention on Snohomish County’s heroin and opioid issues, a series of community forums have been scheduled to provide information and encourage dialogue. Residents and businesses are invited to attend one of four forums scheduled throughout the county. Read More >>
Monday, August 29, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (352)/Comments (0)/
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Norovirus-Like Illness in a Local Childcare

Multiple Children and Staff Sickened

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. The Snohomish Health District was notified on Wednesday regarding multiple children and staff sickened with a norovirus-like illness. The Starbright Early Learning Center in Everett has had numerous children and staff out with vomiting and diarrhea. The symptoms closely match that of norovirus. The Snohomish Health District is working closely with the Department of Early Learning and Starbright to ensure that ill children stay home.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (247)/Comments (0)/
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Snohomish Health District Monitoring Tuberculosis Exposure

Low Risk Exposure at Edmonds Community College

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. Snohomish Health District is monitoring an Edmonds Community College student who was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis disease in the lung. Classes at the college are operating on a normal schedule but the student is not currently attending classes and will not return to school until there is no public health concern. 

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Thursday, August 25, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (212)/Comments (0)/
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