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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Phase 2 Variance for Snohomish County to be Submitted Monday

Contact: 

Joint Information Center (JIC), Snohomish County Emergency Coordination Centereccjic.activation@snoc.org, 425.388.5170 

Heather Thomas, Snohomish Health Districththomas@snohd.org, 425.508.4980 

Kent Patton, Snohomish Coun...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Special Board of Health Meeting Notice - May 29

SPECIAL BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING NOTICE - MAY 29

The Board of Health will meet on a special day, time, and location to conduct a special meeting as set forth on the agenda below:

Friday, May 29, 202010 a.m.

https://zoom.us/j/98993918437Dial In: 253-215-8782; ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Stay Home, Stay Healthy Updates – May 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

STAY HOME, STAY HEALTHY UPDATES – MAY 22

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – As the community heads into a scaled-back Memorial Day weekend...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Special Board of Health Meeting - May 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 May 20, 2020       &a...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Stay Home, Stay Healthy Updates - May 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

STAY HOME, STAY HEALTHY UPDATES 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – While the Snohomish Health District is largely focused on the COVID-19 ...

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Announcements
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Stay Home, Stay Healthy Updates, May 8, 2020

STAY HOME, STAY HEALTHY UPDATES 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Residents are encouraged to go outside and enjoy the sunshine. Do so safely by staying close to home, maintaining at least six feet of distance from others who are not household ...

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Announcements
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Special Board of Health Meeting, March 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 17, 2020                                   

CONTACT:   Hea...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Snohomish Health District suspends most in-person services effective noon today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 16, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Snohomish Health District suspends most in-person services effective noon todayMany services will continue to be available online and by phone

EVERETT, Wash. &ndas...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Cross-Sector Partners Launch $250,000 Coronavirus Response Fund

Media release shared from:Community Foundation of Snohomish County2823 Rockefeller Ave.Everett, WA 98201

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 13, 2020

Media Contact:Karri Matau, President & CEO425.212.4056karri@cf-sc.org

Cross-Sector Partners Launch $250,000 Coron...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

New state and local Orders issued to protect residents’ health from COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688

March 11, 2020 hthomas@snohd.org

NEW STATE AND LOCAL ORDERS ISSUED TO PROTECT RESIDENTS’ HEALTH FROM COVID-19 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Today, Governor Jay Ins...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Health District investigates COVID-19 cases involving patients linked to long-term care facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 10, 2020                                CONTACT:   Heather Thomas, 425.339....

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Media Advisory: COVID-19 response and coordination with long-term care facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 9, 2020

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688, hthomas@snohd.org 

Media Advisory: COVID-19 response and coordination with long-term care facility

STANWOOD, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District is investigating a ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Board of Health Meeting, March 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 9, 2020                            

CONTACT:   Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688, hthomas@snohd.org...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Snohomish County United in Response to COVID-19

For immediate release

 

March 4, 2020

 

 

CONTACT:

Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688, hthomas@snohd.org 

Kent Patton, 425.388.3883, kent.patton@snoco.org

Kimberley Cline, 425.257.8687, kcline@everettwa.gov...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

First Death from Coronavirus (COVID-19) of Snohomish County resident. Fourth case announced.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE             March 2, 2020                            ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Statement from Snohomish Health District on recovery of patient

In consultation with state and federal public health authorities, the Snohomish Health District has released the patient from home isolation. He is now considered fully recovered and free to go about his regular activities. We cannot thank him enough for ...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Upcoming community meeting about Snohomish Health District WIC Program

Please join us to discuss options for providing WIC services to clients of the Snohomish Health District. 

  • The Health District notified the State Department of Health they will no longer provide WIC services effective July 1, 2020. 
  • There ...
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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Update on response to 2019 novel coronavirus in Washington state

For immediate release: January 22, 2020

Contact: Lisa Stromme Warren, Washington State Department of Health, 360-628-7883

Heather Thomas, Snohomish Health District, 425-508-4980

Update on response to 2019 novel coronavirus in Washington state

OLYMPIA &nd...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Case of 2019 novel coronavirus confirmed in Washington state resident

OLYMPIA – Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a case of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a Snohomish County resident. While the risk to the general public is low, DOH is working with the Centers for Disease Contr...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Two Flu-Related Deaths, Additional Hepatitis A Cases in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District received its first reports of flu-related deaths for the 2019-20 season. At the same time, District staff are also investigating increasing numbers of hepatitis A cases in the county.&n...

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Announcements
Posted on: December 17, 2019

Four Cases of Hepatitis A Confirmed in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980

December 17, 2019 hthomas@snohd.org 

Four Cases of Hepatitis A Confirmed in Snohomish County

Individuals linked to illicit drug use, living homeless

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish He...

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Announcements
Posted on: December 12, 2019

New community health assessment report released for Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – While not a surprise to most, new data confirms that suicide, opioid misuse and youth mental health are among the top health issues in Snohomish County. On a more positive note, the County’s rates of homicide,...

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Announcements
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Board Adopts 2020 Budget, Appoints Frederick as Administrative Officer

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash – At its regular business meeting on Tuesday, December 10, the Board of Health took action on a number of key items for the Snohomish Health District. The first of which was adoption of the agency’s 2020 budget.

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Announcements
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, December 10

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

In...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Flu season arrives in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Flu season is early this year but it’s not too late to protect yourself.

National Influenza Vaccination Week is Dec. 1-7, a good reminder for people to get their annual flu shot if they haven’t alread...

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Announcements
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Special Meeting Notice: Board of Health Meeting, November 12

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

Ju...

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Announcements
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Public hearing on Health District preliminary budget, Nov. 12

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will take comments on the preliminary 2020 Snohomish Health District budget during its next regularly scheduled meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 12. The meeting is in the auditorium on the first f...

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Announcements
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Prepare for Flu Season

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Scrub your hands. Cover your cough. Get your flu vaccine. Stay home if you feel ill.

Now is the time to refresh yourself and your family about the best ways to avoid getting the flu, and to avoid spreading it if you do get sick.&a...

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Announcements
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Regular Meeting and Special Meeting for a Work Session, October 8

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

Just prior to its regula...

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Announcements
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, September 10

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

The full board packet...

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Announcements
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Upcoming Overdose Awareness Events in Snohomish County

EVERETT, Wash. — Thousands in Snohomish County struggle with opioid use disorder, and too many are lost to overdose. More than 100 people in Snohomish County died of overdoses in 2018.

Overdose is preventable and recovery is possible. Education and treatme...

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Announcements
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Board of Health Meeting and Work Session, Aug. 13

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

Just...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Comments sought on potential statewide food rule changes

Don’t miss your chance to comment on potential changes to statewide rules for retail food services. The comment period is over at the end of July. 

Multiple public presentations by the Washington State Department of Health are planned to...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 5, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, July 9

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

The full boa...

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Announcements
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Words Matter: Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide

Words have power. And while it's important for people to talk about suicide, it's just as important to choose our words with care.

Journalists, bloggers, students, social media users and communication professionals are invited to a free training at the Sno...

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Announcements
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, June 11

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

Th...

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Announcements
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, May 14

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

The full boa...

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Announcements
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, April 9

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

The full bo...

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Announcements
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Flu season packing a punch in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Flu season typically peaks between January and March, but the timing and severity is unpredictable. Since the start of the year, there have been 15 flu-related deaths, which is down considerably from the two previous seasons.

Scho...

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Announcements
Posted on: March 21, 2019

New Healthy Youth Survey results show concerning vaping trends in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The likelihood that young people in Snohomish County are binge drinking, smoking cigarettes or using illegal drugs like heroin or methamphetamine appears to be dropping, according to the 2018 Healthy Youth Survey Results...

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Announcements
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Snohomish County ranked third healthiest in Washington State

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Snohomish County holds its spot as third healthiest county in Washington State for the second year in a row, according to the annual County Health Rankings.

The 10th annual rankings were released today by the Robert Wood Johnson F...

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Announcements
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Board Votes to Support Funding Request for Everett Smelter Site Clean-up

 SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – At its regularly scheduled meeting, the Board of Health unanimously approved a resolution in support of the City of Everett’s request to the legislature for capital funding to address the Everett Smelter clean-up.&n...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2019

First Lab-Confirmed Flu Death Reported in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District has received its first report of a laboratory-confirmed influenza (flu) death for the 2018-19 season. A Marysville woman in her early-80s with underlying conditions died earlier this week. 

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Announcements
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Public Hearing Dec. 11 to Consider 2019 Budget

During its regular board meeting, the Board of Health will hold a public hearing and is expected to take action on the 2019 budget. The meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health...

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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: 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 www.snohd.org/ncov2019

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: June 25, 2019

Window Wisdom: Keep Kids Safe from Falls

Young boy standing near an open window

Window screens are great for keeping bugs out of your house.

They aren’t strong enough to keep children in.

Every summer, when the weather warms enough to leave windows open, toddlers are injured in falls that could be prevented. A young child pus...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Water Wisdom: Prevent Drowning

Family swimming

We urge you to be safe and help keep others safe in or around water. Whether you are at a swimming pool or the beach, water safety is essential. 

A few key reminders:

  • Keep a close eye on children and make sure they are wearing life jackets if they ...
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