News and Briefings
As the most recent numbers show, the Snohomish Health District has continued to receive more than 60 new cases each day this week. It is anticipated that the reported case rate will again increase significantly in next Monday’s update. Read on...
Based on the decision tree for schools, updated by the Washington State Department of Health on October 16, schools may continue limited in-person learning. Read on...
The Snohomish Health District has been receiving more than 60 new cases each day this week, with Thursday’s preliminary total of 114 new cases being the third highest day since the pandemic started. Read on...
In September, a call for applications went out seeking community members committed to public health and interested in being a founding board member for a new public foundation. More than 20 applications were submitted... Read on...
The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Read on...
- October 20: Executive Dave Somers and Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters
- October 13: Executive Dave Somers, Emergency Management Director Jason Biermann, County Councilmember and Board of Health Chair Stephanie Wright, and Health District Administrative Officer Shawn Frederick
- October 6: Executive Dave Somers and Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters
- September 22: Executive Dave Somers and Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters
- September 18: Dr. Megan Gary, assistant medical director and practicing psychiatrist with Kaiser Permanente Everett Medical Center, Rena Fitzgerald, crisis services senior program manager for Volunteers of America Western Washington, and Dr. Kira Mauseth, practicing clinical psychologist and co-lead of Washington State Department of Health Behavioral Health Strike Team
- September 15: Executive Dave Somers, Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters and Dr. Yuan-Po Tu with the Everett Clinic
- September 8: Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters and Maria Coghill, former COVID-19 patient
- September 1: Executive Dave Somers, Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters, and Department of Emergency Management volunteer Steve Davis
- August 25: Executive Dave Somers, Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters, and Debbie Warfield, co-organizer of virtual event for Overdose Awareness Day
School and COVID - What to Expect
October 14, 2020: While preventive efforts like face coverings, handwashing, screening for symptoms, distancing, and good ventilation can greatly reduce the likelihood of spreading COVID, the risk cannot be entirely eliminated in settings where people are together in person. This includes school and child care. It can be scary for students, parents or staff to hear that there may have been a case at school. This blog focuses on some key things for parents and others to keep in mind.
COVID-19 updates for employees and employers
October 1, 2020: Workplaces are doing things differently during the coronavirus pandemic to prevent the spread of illness. It can be confusing and frustrating at times for workers as well as supervisors and business owners. This blog focuses on what employees and employers should know.
Updates for parents and guardians
September 14, 2020: There’s a lot to keep track of during this pandemic, and it can feel overwhelming. We want to keep parents and guardians up-to-date during an unusual back-to-school season.
COVID-19 Updates for Parents and Guardians
August 12, 2020: As the start of the 2020-21 school year nears, parents and guardians of school-age children have been hit again with one of the ongoing, growing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic: remote learning is recommended to start the school year.
Dear Snohomish County, It’s Been Six Months
July 20, 2020: To our friends and neighbors in Snohomish County:
It’s been six months since the first reported case of COVID-19 in the U.S. was identified here.
A lot has happened.
Addressing questions and misinformation about COVID-19 in Snohomish County
July 14, 2020: The amount of information about the COVID-19 pandemic can be overwhelming. So can the amount of misinformation.
This disease has disrupted our lives. The measures in place to reduce the spread have created new challenges. Misinformation makes it more difficult to come together as a community to face this pandemic.