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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Health and safety during flood season

flood water

Heavy rain and high rivers have caused flooding recently in Snohomish County, and flood season is not yet over.

During a flood, it’s important to remember to heed road closed signs, stay out of floodwaters by car or on foot, monitor weather and e...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Snohomish County

Press conference about novel coronavirus on January 22, 2020

For more information and updates about novel coronavirus 2019 in Snohomish County, go to

The first confirmed case of novel coronavirus 2019 in Snohomish County was announced January 21, 2020. Since then, there hav...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Cold weather shelters

Ice covered plants

Multiple locations in Snohomish County provide overnight shelters during dangerously cold weather. Cold weather season generally starts in November and can last through March. The shelters usually open when temperatures are expected to be below freezing (...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Stay healthy this flu season

Sneezing woman

No one invited it, but it’s back: Flu season. 

Influenza, usually called flu, is highly contagious. Most people recover with rest and basic care – healthy food, plenty of fluids. However, the flu can be serious. Infants, older adults, pregnant wom...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Most current smokers want to quit

You can quit

The health benefits of quitting tobacco are no secret.

At 20 minutes cigarette-free, your heart rate and blood pressure go down. By the time 12 hours is up, carbon monoxide levels in your blood decrease. Weeks later, your circulation and lung function have...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Vaping-associated lung injury in Snohomish County

Person using vapor device

Four cases of vaping-associated lung injury have been reported in Snohomish County since April 2019. 

That's part of a statewide total of 19 cases as of the end of November. Nationwide, more than 2,200 cases have been reported, including 48 deaths...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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