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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 (1743)/Comments (0)/
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3rd annual Health & Beauty Fair for Women of Color, March 15

Come to the Snohomish Health District for a FREE day of personal care, dynamic speakers, prizes, health screenings, refreshments, roundtable discussion, and much more.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Ladies, when was the last time you put yourself first? We invite you to make your health a priority at the Health & Beauty Fair for Women of Color, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat., March 15 at the Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett, Wash.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (722)/Comments (0)/
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Six new members welcomed to the Board of Health

Snohomish County’s Health Board oversees the policies and budget of the Snohomish Health District

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Ready for action, six new members raised their right hands recently and vowed to serve on the Snohomish County’s Board of Health. One was sworn in at the December 2013 meeting, four in January this year, and one in February. The 15-member board is composed of the five Snohomish County Council members, and 10 elected officials representing the county’s 20 incorporated cities and towns.

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Friday, February 21, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (830)/Comments (0)/
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Big jump in gonorrhea cases among Snohomish County residents

Take it seriously – if untreated, you and your partners could suffer long-term physical harm

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The number of gonorrhea cases in Snohomish County increased dramatically in the past year. The case total for 2012 was 168, and the number rose to 249 in 2013 – a nearly 50 percent jump. This is the highest incidence of gonorrhea in the county’s history.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (740)/Comments (0)/
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Food safety pros name Snohomish County’s safest kitchens

Selection based on site inspections of food handling practices in 2013

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The amazing Seahawks aren’t the only champions around here. A short list of award winners in Snohomish County is being recognized for excellence in food safety. Just like the Hawks, it took teamwork, relentless practice, spot-on coaching, and high standards for them to win the annual awards.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1567)/Comments (0)/
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