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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

Hookah lounge can’t allow indoor smoking

Judge rules in favor of Snohomish Health District

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Hookah lounges are just like bars, restaurants and other businesses when it comes to the state law that prohibits smoking indoors. Read More >>
Tuesday, March 4, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1740)/Comments (0)/
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Fend off the flu! H1N1 is here, but so is vaccine to fight it

Plenty of vaccine is available from local providers & the Snohomish Health District

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Influenza is spreading rapidly in Snohomish County.  Local health providers report a significant uptick in positive flu tests in the past two weeks, and many of the sick are people younger than 65. Seven local people died of the flu during last year’s flu season.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (893)/Comments (0)/
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Keep germs off the guest list at holiday meals

’Tis the season for food safety – fa-la-la-la-la, get flu shots, too!

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. Nothing can ruin a party quite like food poisoning. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 31 pathogens known to cause food-borne illness. Every year there are an estimated 48 million cases of illness, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths in the United States due to food-borne diseases.

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Monday, December 16, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1000)/Comments (0)/
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Shared responsibilities: Celebrate World AIDS Day in Everett, Dec. 1

Events in Everett Sunday afternoon; free HIV tests by appointment for at-risk people Dec.2, 4, & 6

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The public is welcome to free events in downtown Everett to commemorate World AIDS Day 2013 on Sunday, Dec. 1. Three community partners will sponsor a memorial walk and program that afternoon to build awareness of the impact HIV/AIDS has on our community.  All activities take place at the Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett, Wash. Testing opportunities are available at the Health District Dec. 2-6.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (930)/Comments (0)/
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Lynnwood and Marysville earn the Healthy Communities Award for clearing the air

Snohomish Health District commends the cities for adopting tobacco-free parks ordinances

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District is honoring the cities of Lynnwood and Marysville with its Healthy Communities Award. Keri Moore, Healthy Communities Specialist at the Health District presented the award to Lynnwood at the Nov. 12 meeting of the Lynnwood City Council. Health District Deputy Director Pete Mayer will present the Marysville City Council with the award on Nov. 25.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (970)/Comments (0)/
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