News Flash

Posted on: August 24, 2021

Executive Committee Special Meeting - August 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 24, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Heather Thomas, 425.508....

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Announcements
Posted on: August 20, 2021

New Data Highlights Impact that Delta is Having in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                August 20, 2021

CONTACT:   Heather Thomas...

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Announcements
Posted on: August 12, 2021

All Health Officers in Washington Urge Residents to Mask Up Indoors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                August 12, 2021

CONTACT:   Heather Thomas, 425.508...

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Announcements
Posted on: August 10, 2021

New Masking Directive Issued for Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                August 10, 2021

CONTACT:   Heather Thomas, 425.508...

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Announcements
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Sharp increase in cases, hospitalizations is unsustainable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 6, 2021

CONTACT:Kari Bray, 425.339.5223communications@snohd.org 

Sharp increase in cases, hospitalizations is unsustainable

Public participation in vaccination, masking for all and contact tracing are essential to reduce ...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Board of Health Special Meeting - July 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 23, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Kari Bray, 425.339.5223com...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 26, 2021

To fight climbing cases and delta variant, all urged to mask up in public indoor spaces

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 26, 2021

CONTACT:Kari Bray, 425.339.5223communications@snohd.org 

To fight climbing cases and delta variant, all urged to mask up in public indoor spaces

Universal masking helps protect those who are unvaccinated and offers...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Snohomish Health District seeing increase in reports of shellfish-linked infections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 20, 2021

CONTACT:Kari Bray, 425.339.5223kbray@snohd.org

Snohomish Health District seeing increase in reports of shellfish-linked infections

Public reminded to avoid eating raw or undercooked shellfish.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash.&nbs...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Board of Health Meeting - July 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 12, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Kari Bray, 425.339.5223kbr...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Celebrating the Fourth of July Safely

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 2, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Celebrating the Fourth of July Safely

Fire dangers, hospital volumes and increasing variants of concern this holiday weekend 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The extrem...

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Announcements
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Staying Healthy and Cool in the Heat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 25, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org  

Snohomish County Joint Information Center425-388-5170eccjic.activation@snoco.org

Staying Healthy and Cool in the Heat

Cooling stations available throughout Sno...

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Announcements
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Nine Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 18, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Nine Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccines

Information and resources to help tell fact from fiction

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – There’s a lot of COVID-19 vaccine information ou...

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Announcements
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Life After the Vaccines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 11, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Life After the Vaccines

Helpful tips and public health recommendations once vaccinated

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – For the nearly 450,000 Snohomish County residents who hav...

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Announcements
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Board of Health Meeting - June 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 7, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Heather Thomas, 425.339.868...

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Announcements
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Relief on the Horizon 500 Days and Four Waves Later

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 4, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Relief on the Horizon 500 Days and Four Waves Later

Case counts dropping and vaccine rates increasing are welcome signs after long response

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – It ha...

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Announcements
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Board of Health Meeting - May 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 10, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Heather Thomas, 425.339.868...

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Announcements
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Appointments now recommended but not required at mass vaccination sites in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 4, 2021

CONTACT:Joint Information Center425-388-5170eccjic.activation@snoco.org  

Appointments now recommended but not required at mass vaccination sites in Snohomish County

To increase ease of vaccination, the Snohomish Cou...

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Announcements
Posted on: May 1, 2021

With doses at risk, Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce urges people to take their shot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 1, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas425-508-4980hthomas@snohd.org 

With doses at risk, Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce urges people to take their shot

After months of high demand, a sudden sharp downturn in booking appointments...

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Announcements
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Snohomish County Reaches Milestone of 500,000 Vaccines Given

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 23, 2021 

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Snohomish County Reaches Milestone of 500,000 Vaccines Given

Vaccine supplies holding steady as County races against variant-fueled surge

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Was...

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Announcements
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce to open 7th mass vaccination site focused on transit, drive-thru

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 19, 2021

CONTACT:Snohomish County Joint Information Center425-388-5171eccjic.activation@snoco.org  

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce to open seventh mass vaccination site focused on transit as well as drive-thru access

T...

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Announcements
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Symptom Checks, Testing and Full Quarantine Are Still Critical to COVID-19 Fight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 16, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Symptom Checks, Testing and Full Quarantine Are Still Critical to COVID-19 Fight

Community reminded to seek testing and quarantine if ill or exposed to a confirmed case...

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Announcements
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Social Gatherings are Leading Cause of Rising COVID-19 Cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 9, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Social Gatherings are Leading Cause of Rising COVID-19 Cases

Limiting nonessential gatherings and consistent mask usage are the keys to bending curve

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wa...

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Announcements
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce prepares to open sixth mass vaccination site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 5, 2021

CONTACT:Snohomish County Joint Information Center425-388-5171eccjic.activation@snoco.org 

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce prepares to open sixth mass vaccination site

Vaccination activities also are focused on a...

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Announcements
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Help Needed to Turn Numbers Around Quickly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 2, 2021

CONTACT:Snohomish County Joint Information Center425-388-5171eccjic.activation@snoco.org

Help Needed to Turn Numbers Around Quickly

Community asked to celebrate wisely, limit nonessential gatherings as the number of cases a...

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Announcements
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Snohomish County Ranked Among Healthiest in Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                March 31, 2021

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.49...

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Announcements
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Appointments still required, eligibility verification changing at mass vaccination sites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT:Snohomish County Joint Information Center425-388-5171eccjic.activation@snoco.org 

COVID-19 Call Center (not for media inquiries): 425-339-5278, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Appointme...

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Announcements
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce emphasizes eligibility and appointment requirements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 9, 2021

CONTACT:Snohomish County Joint Information Center425-388-5171eccjic.activation@snoco.org 

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce emphasizes eligibility and appointment requirements for mass vaccination sites

People sho...

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Announcements
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Board of Health Meeting - March 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 8, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Heather Thomas, 425.339.86...

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Announcements
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce opens fifth mass vaccination site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 5, 2021

CONTACT:Snohomish County Joint Information Center425-388-5171eccjic.activation@snoco.org 

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce opens fifth mass vaccination site

Vaccination efforts are hitting another milestone this ...

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Announcements
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Board of Health Meeting - February 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 8, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Heather Thomas, 425.339...

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Announcements
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Play it Smart this Super Bowl Sunday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                February 5, 2021

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508....

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Announcements
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Snohomish County to be in Phase 1 Next Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                January 8, 2021

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4...

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Announcements
Posted on: December 22, 2020

COVID-19 Updates in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                December 22, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508...

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Announcements
Posted on: December 18, 2020

COVID Vaccines Arrive in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                December 18, 2020

Contacts:Joint Information Center (JIC), ...

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Announcements
Posted on: December 11, 2020

COVID-19 Updates in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                December 11, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508...

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Announcements
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Board of Health Meeting & Public Hearing for 2021 Budget - December 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 7, 2020                                 

CONTACT:  Heather Thoma...

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Announcements
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Updates on Long-term Care, Testing and Vaccine Planning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                December 4, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508....

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Announcements
Posted on: November 25, 2020

New Data Updates, Test Sites and Vaccine Distribution Plan for Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                November 25, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508...

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Announcements
Posted on: November 20, 2020

COVID Updates and Reminders for Safer Holidays

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 20, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

COVID Updates and Reminders for Safer Holidays

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Snohomish County reached a grim milestone this week as it surpassed 250 deaths due...

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Announcements
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Give Thanks, Not COVID

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 13, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Give Thanks, Not COVID

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – As COVID rates continue to rise, Snohomish County is seeing increased hospitalizations and stress on the h...

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Announcements
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Cases Continuing to Increase in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                November 6, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas...

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Announcements
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Health District Continuing to See High Number of New Cases Daily

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 23, 2020

CONTACT: Kari Bray, 425.382.3184kbray@snohd.org 

Health District Continuing to See High Number of New Cases Daily

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – As the most recent numbers show, the Snohomish Health District...

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Announcements
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Schools in Snohomish County May Continue Limited In-Person Learning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               October 20, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4...

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Announcements
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Health District Calls on Community for Help to Curb Increasing Cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             October 16, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.49...

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Announcements
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Board of Health Meeting - October 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 12, 2020                                 

CONTACT:  Heather Thoma...

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Announcements
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Updates on Local and State COVID-19 Guidance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                October 9, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4...

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Announcements
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Drive-Thru Testing, Information for Employers and Employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                October 2, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4...

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Announcements
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Tips for Celebrating Halloween Safely

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           September 30, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org...

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Announcements
Posted on: September 25, 2020

COVID Website Refresh, Data Updates, and Testing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            September 25, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.or...

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Announcements
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Temporary Closure of Testing Sites Due to Air Quality Concerns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Temporary Closure of Testing Sites Due to Air Quality Concerns

Health District drive-thru locations will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday ...

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Announcements
Posted on: September 7, 2020

Board of Health Meeting - September 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              September 7, 2020        ...

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Announcements
Posted on: August 28, 2020

COVID-19 Testing, Data Updates, and Reminders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

COVID-19 Testing, Data Updates, and Reminders 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District is continuing testing at ...

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Announcements
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Opioid Outreach Work Continues in Snohomish County Despite COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2020

CONTACT:        Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Opioid Outreach Work Continues in Snohomish County Despite COVID-19

Partners announce new opioid data portals, fe...

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Announcements
Posted on: August 21, 2020

COVID-19 Testing, Data Updates, and New Releases of State Guidance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org 

COVID-19 Testing, Data Updates, and New Releases of State Guidance 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health Dis...

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Announcements
Posted on: August 3, 2020

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Update

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District will continue drive-thru testing this...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 31, 2020

COVID-19 Activity and Testing Updates for Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 31, 2020 

CONTACT: Kari Bray, 425.382.3184kbray@snohd.org

COVID-19 Activity and Testing Updates for Snohomish County 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District is working ...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Remote Learning Recommended for Start of School Year in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

July 29, 2020 

CONTACT: Kari Bray, 425.382.3184kbray@snohd.org 

Remote Learning Recommended for Start of School Year in Snohomish County

Given the continued increase in COVID-19 cases, Health District favors r...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 24, 2020

COVID-19 Activity and Testing Updates for Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

COVID-19 Activity and Testing Updates for Snohomish County 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District was ...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Board of Health Meeting - July 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:July 13, 2020

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

BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING, JULY 14

FULL BOARD TO CONVENE FOR REGULAR BUSINESS 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular mee...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 10, 2020

COVID-19 Updates, Reminders and Data for Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 10, 2020 

CONTACTS: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Joint Information Center, 425.388.5170eccjic.activation@snoco.org

COVID-19 Updates, Reminders and Data for Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. &...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Health District Relying on Employers to Play a Critical Role in COVID-19 Response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Health District Relying on Employers to Play a Critical Role in COVID-19 Response

Organizations encouraged to review requirements and develop interna...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 2, 2020

COVID-19 Updates, Reminders and Data for Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

COVID-19 Updates, Reminders and Data for Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Governor Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesma...

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Announcements
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Health District Looking to Identify Guests from Stanwood Party

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org 

Health District Looking to Identify Guests from Stanwood Party 

Attendees of large gatherings to remain home for 14 days, get tes...

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Announcements
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Snohomish County Leaders Continue Monitoring COVID-19 Activity

Contacst:

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 Countykent.patton@snoco.org, 425....

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Announcements
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Drive-thru Testing Schedule, Data Updates, and Looking Toward Phase 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Drive-thru Testing Schedule, Data Updates, and looking toward Phase 3

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District is continuin...

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Announcements
Posted on: June 10, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Reported Involving Snohomish Health District Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

 

COVID-19 Cases Reported Involving Snohomish Health District Staff

One employee has tested positive, one considered probable

EVERETT, Wash. ...

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Announcements
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Board of Health Meeting - June 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:June 5, 2020

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

Board of Health Meeting, June 9

Full board to convene for regular business 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeti...

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Announcements
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Snohomish County Approved to Move to Phase 2

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 Countykent.patton@snoco.org, 425.3...

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Announcements
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Phase 2 Variance for Snohomish County Officially Submitted

Contacts:

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 Countykent.patton@snoco.org, 425....

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Announcements
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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Announcements
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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Announcements
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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Announcements
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Special Board of Health Meeting - May 21

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

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Announcements
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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Announcements
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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Announcements
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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Announcements
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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Announcements
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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Announcements
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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Announcements
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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Announcements
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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Announcements
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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Announcements
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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Announcements
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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Announcements
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.

T...

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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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Announcements
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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Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: November 19, 2019

Cold Weather Shelter webpage

The Cold Weather Shelter webpage has been updated. 

Cold Weather Shelter Updates
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Cold Weather Shelter webpage updated

The Cold Weather Shelter webpage has been updated

Cold Weather Shelter Updates

News Flash

Posted on: September 17, 2021

Clinician Alert--COVID-19: Interim Triage of Limited Supply of Monoclonal Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies

September 17, 2021 

Clinician Alert--COVID-19:Interim Triage of Limited Supply of Monoclonal Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies

Note: This alert modifies implementation of previous guidance issued on this topic earlier in the week.

Requested Action...

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Health Alerts
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Clinician Update--COVID-19: Use of Monoclonal Anti-SARS-CoV2 Antibodies

September 14, 2021

Clinician Update--COVID-19: 

Use of Monoclonal Anti-SARS-CoV2 Antibodies for Prevention of Severe Disease

 

Requested Actions

  • Consider using monoclonal antibodies to treat eligible, high-risk patients with mild-to-moderate ...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Clinician Advisory: Vigilance for Measles & Polio in Afghan Arrivals

Clinician Advisory

Vigilance for Measles & Polio in Afghan Arrivals

Requested Actions

  • Maintain awareness of immunization recommendations for people arriving from Afghanistan.
  • Maintain vigilance for measles or&a...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Clinician Advisory: Vaccination and Masking Requirements

Clinician Advisory--COVID-19: 

Governor Requires Vaccination for Healthcare Personnel

Local Health Officer Issues Directive for Masking in Public Indoor Spaces

 

Requested Action

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Health Alerts
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Advisory: Fifth COVID Wave Fueled by Delta Variant: Increase Vaccination; Mask in Public Indoors

July 28, 2021

Clinician Advisory

Fifth COVID-19 Wave Fueled by Delta Variant: 

Increase COVID-19 Vaccination

Mask-up in Public Indoor Places

 

Requested Actions

  • If you are a health care worker and are not fully vaccinated, get vaccinated as soo...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Advisory: Updated EUA Fact Sheets Note Risk of Guillain-Barré after J&J COVID-19 Vaccination

Clinician Advisory

Updated EUA Fact Sheets Note Risk of Guillain-Barré 

after J&J COVID-19 Vaccination

 

Requested Actions

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Health Alerts
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Clinician Update: Myocarditis-Pericarditis following Vaccination; Additional or Booster Doses

Clinician Update—COVID-19

Myocarditis-Pericarditis following Vaccination

Additional or Booster Doses of Vaccine

June 25, 2021

 

Actions Requested

  • Be aware of the association of rare cases of myocarditis and/or pericarditis with mRNA COVID-19 ...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: June 24, 2021

Clinician Advisory: Human Immunodeficiency Virus & Other Sexually Transmitted Infections

Clinician Advisory: 

Human Immunodeficiency Virus & Other Sexually Transmitted Infections

june 24, 2021

Actions Requested:

 

  • Provide empiric treatment for bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STI) among patients presenting with comp...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Clinician Advisory: Continuing Education Addressing Evaluation & Management of Post-COVID Conditions

Clinician Advisory

June 22, 2021

Continuing Education Opportunity Addressing 

Evaluation & Management of Post-COVID Conditions

 

Actions Requested

 

  • Become familiar with the clinical presentation and current recommended framework f...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Clinician Advisory: Myocarditis and pericarditis association in COVID-19 vaccine recipients

Clinician Advisory

Myocarditis and Pericarditis Association in COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients

May 28, 2021

 

Actions requested

  1. For suspected cases of myocarditis or pericarditis occurring following COVID-19 vaccination:
  1. get complete COVID-19 vaccination h...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Clinician Alert: Fax System Failure April 21-26, New Health District Voice Line for Clinicians

Clinician AlertFax System Failure April 21-26, New Health District Voice Line for Clinicians

April 26, 2021

Actions requested:

  • Please resubmit any COVID/SARS-CoV-2 test results, other notifiable condition case reports or laboratory results, or any other mate...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Clinician Advisory: Students and Isolation-&-Quarantine Directives for COVID-19

Clinician Advisory: Students and Isolation-&-Quarantine Directives for COVID-19

Requested Actions

  • Follow prevailing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Washington State Department of Health when counseling families a...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Clinician Alert: Pause on Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 Vaccine Use

Clinician Alert: Pause on Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 Vaccine Use

Requested Actions

  • Hold off on administering any J&J vaccine pending the outcome of a safety review by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Food &...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Clinician Advisory: Travelers from Ebola-affected Countries

Clinician Advisory

Travelers from Ebola-affected Countries

 

Requested actions

  • Be aware that the Health District is currently monitoring travelers to Snohomish County from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where recent Ebola case...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Clinician Advisory: Identifying Cases for SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing to Detect Variants

Requested Actions:

Background

  • The Washington S...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Clinician Advisory: Updated Guidelines for Gonorrhea & Syphilis February 18, 2021

Clinician AdvisoryUpdated Guidelines for Gonorrhea & SyphilisFebruary 18, 2021

Gonorrhea Treatment Update

Requested action:

Please note and implement these updated recommendations for the treatment of uncomplicated gonococcal infections of the urogenital...

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Health Alerts
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Clinician Update: COVID-19 Guidance February 12, 2021

Clinician UpdateCOVID-19 GuidanceFebruary 12, 2021

COVID-19 Situation Report

Requested Actions

  • Maintain awareness of the level and trajectory of COVID-19 transmission in the community.
  • Be able to direct patients and colleagues to guidance on Washington State&...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: December 2, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Clinicians: December 2, 2020

Update for Clinicians

December 2, 2020

 

SUMMARY 

See this update for:

  • Correcting Misinformation about Isolation and Quarantine 
  • Re-infection and Re-testing for COVID-19
  • Washington [COVID-19] Exposure Notifications (WA Notify)

 ...

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Health Alerts
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Public Health Advisory: Increased Suicide Risk: November 18, 2020

 Public Health Advisory:  Increased Suicide Risk

November 18, 2020

 

Background

Since August of 2020, there have been four student suicides in Snohomish County reported to public health. These tragedies appear to be unrelated to one...

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Health Alerts
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Update for Clinicians: November 4, 2020

SUMMARY 

 

See this health alert for:

  • Approach to Influenza Season in the COVID-19 Era
  • COVID-19 Quarantine and Negative SARS-CoV-2 Test Results

 

Approach to Influenza Season in the COVID-19 Era

 

Requested Actions

 

  • Alw...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: October 27, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Clinicians October 27, 2020

SUMMARY: See this health alert for:

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Program Information
  • Interim State COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan Update
  • Increased Risk of COVID-19 from Smoking

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Program Information

 

The Washington St...

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Health Alerts
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Health Care Provider Alert: Wildfire Smoke & Unhealthy Air Quality

Ongoing wildfires in the Pacific Northwest region have caused a substantial decline in air quality that is expected to last through the coming weekend, with a forecast for improvement by the beginning of next week.  As you are aware, this may lea...

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Health Alerts
Posted on: August 3, 2020

COVID-19 Updates for Clinicians: August 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update 

COVID-19 incidence continued to increase for the sixth consecutive week through July 25, with the most recent 2-week period being 97 confirmed cases per 100K*14days (see Figure 1 below). When this metric approaches or exceeds 100,...

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Health Alerts
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Update on COVID-19 Testing for Healthcare Providers

Update on COVID-19 Testing for Healthcare Providersc/o Kathy Lofy, MD (State Health Officer, Washington State Department of Health [DOH])

Dear Provider,

We recently became aware of significant delays in obtaining COVID-19 test results from some of the large...

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Health Alerts
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Update for Clinicians: COVID-19 Cases Increasing in Snohomish County

Update for CliniciansCOVID-19 Cases Increasing in Snohomish CountyJuly 7, 2020

Contents

  • Requested Actions
  • COVID-19 Data Summary
  • Updated COVID-19 Testing Guidance for Healthcare Providers
  • Employer Roles and Responsibilities

Requested Actions

  • Be aware that COVID-1...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Isolation & Quarantine Referral Information for Health Care Providers

Snohomish County health care providers:If you identify someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has test results pending, does not need hospitalization, and cannot isolate themselves in a safe/secure environment, you can refer the person to Snohomi...

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Health Alerts
Posted on: May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Clinicians: May 19, 2020

SUMMARY: See this health alert for

  • Augmented Case & Contact Investigations for COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Clinical Trials
  • Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Data

Augmented Case & Contact Investigations for ...

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Health Alerts
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Infection Prevention and PPE Guidance for Dental Healthcare Professionals: May 14, 2020

In this advisory:

  • Dentistry and COVID-19 transmission
  • Patient care, staff screening, and cleaning
  • Current PPE availability and requesting resources
  • Infection control and PPE recommendations

*Guidance is compiled from CDC and ADA sources. See Resources section ...

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Health Alerts
Posted on: May 5, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Veterinarians: May 5, 2020

COVID-19 Update for VeterinariansMay 5, 2020

SUMMARY: See this health alert for

  • COVID-19 Guidance for Veterinarians
  • Caring for a pet from a household where a person has suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  •  Testing for SARS-CoV-2
  • Managing a pet th...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: May 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Clinicians, May 1, 2020

SUMMARY: See this health alert for 

  • Updated Guidelines for SARS-CoV2 Testing 
  • SARS-CoV2 Testing Survey 
  • Health District Not a Venue for SARS-CoV2 Serology 
  • HRSA Launches COVID-19 Uninsured Program 
  • COVID-19 in 2020 ...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Isolation & Quarantine Referral Process Update: April 27, 2020

Please note that the referral process for the isolation-and-quarantine (I&Q) facility at Angel of the Winds Arena has been simplified. To launch a referral, please just contact the I&Q facility directly at 425-238-3439. Criteria for eligibility ar...

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Health Alerts
Posted on: April 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Clinicians: April 24, 2020

SUMMARY: See this health alert for

  • Health District After-Hours Calls
  • How to Sign Up for Health Advisories
  • Serologic Testing

Health District After-Hours Calls

Our after-hours communicable disease (CD) reporting line (425-339-5278) prompts clinicians to...

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Health Alerts
Posted on: April 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Clinicians: April 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update for CliniciansApril 13, 2020

Contents

  • Isolation & Quarantine Site Update
  • Syndromic Management of STD during COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Data
  • Isolation and Quarantine Supplemental Materials

Isolation & Quarantine Site Update

Requested Actions:

  • Please...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Clinicians April 7, 2020

In this update:

  • COVID-19 Data Update
  • Snohomish County Isolation & Quarantine Facility
  • HIPAA & Telehealth during COVID-19 Emergency
  • Cloth Face Coverings

Summary

Taken together, these data provisionally suggest that COVID-19 transmission is decreasing in ...

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Health Alerts
Posted on: March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Clinicians March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Data Update

Summary

Taken together, these data suggest that COVID-19 transmission is increasing in the community and that an increasing proportion of emergency department visits and hospital admissions for febrile respiratory disease over the past ...

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Health Alerts
Posted on: March 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Clinicians March 22, 2020

SUMMARY: See this health alert for

  • Brief Epidemiologic Update
  • Updated Guidance from the Washington State Department of Health
  • Requested Action
  • Background
  • Isolation – Healthcare Workers and First Responders
  • Quarantine – Healthcare Wo...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: March 19, 2020

March 19 Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Clinicians

COVID-19 Updated Guidance for CliniciansMarch 19, 2020

Summary: Please review this health alert for:

  • Situation update
  • Future projections and care standards planning
  • Testing guidelines update
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Long term care facilities
  • Kidney ce...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: March 10, 2020

March 9 COVID-19 Updated Guidance for Clinicians

COVID-19 Updated Guidance for Clinicians March 9, 2020 

SUMMARY: Please review this health alert for: 

  • Situation update 
  • Laboratory testing guidance 
  • Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings 
  • Directions for Pati...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Outpatient Guidance for COVID-19: March 5, 2020

The attached outpatient guidance for the COVID-19 response is being shared from Washington Department of Health and Snohomish Health District. 

Please see the DOH document here: https://alertsenseadmin.blob.core.windows.net/snohomish-county-wa/Out...

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Health Alerts
Posted on: March 3, 2020

March 3 COVID-19 Updated Guidance for Clinicians

•    Surveillance data through March 2, 2020

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Health Alerts
Posted on: March 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Health Care Systems Mitigating COVID-19 Impacts

Requested Actions: 

  • Please review SHD’s recent updates for clinicians from February 28 and March 1 and follow those guidelines for determining eligibility for COVID-19 testing. Visit http://www.snohd.org/304/HealthAlerts 
  • Put sys...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: March 1, 2020

March 1, 2020 COVID-19 Updated Guidance for Clinicians

  • The February 28 update contained an error of omission in the definition of a person under investigation (PUI) eligible for testing.  The phrase “…requiring hospitalization” was missing from the second row addressing...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: February 28, 2020

February 28, 2020 COVID-19 Updated Guidance for Clinicians

Corrected March 1, 2020

Clinical Guidance & Requested Actions

  • Sustained person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in large numbers has been established in nations near to and far from China, including South Korea (1766), Italy (528), Iran (245), and Jap...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Respiratory Infection Updated Guidance for Health Care Providers 2/6

Health Alert: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Respiratory Infection Updated Guidance for Health Care Providers February 6, 2020 

Update: 

  • 18 days have passed since 2019-nCoV was confirmed in a Snohomish Country traveler returning from Wuhan,...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Respiratory Infection Updated Guidance for Health Care Providers

Requested Actions 

  • Be aware that 
    • 2019-nCoV has been confirmed in a traveler who returned to Snohomish County from Wuhan, China, on January 15; and 
    • approximately 50 contacts from health care and occupational settings are being mon...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Respiratory Infection Wuhan City, China & Snohomish County

Action requested:

  • Be aware that 2019-nCoV has been confirmed in a traveler who recently returned to Snohomish County from Wuhan, China.
  • Obtain a detailed travel history for patients being evaluated with fever and acute respiratory illness.
  • 2019-nCoV should b...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Health Advisory: Hepatitis A Outbreak in Snohomish County

Actions requested:  

  • Health care providers, particularly hospital emergency departments and urgent care centers, should offer hepatitis A vaccines to all patients who are homeless, users of injection or non-injection illicit drugs, infected with h...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Influenza Circulating in Snohomish County

Action requested: 

  • Be aware that influenza is now circulating in the community (see Figure 1 below). 
  • Encourage unvaccinated patients to get vaccinated as soon as possible, particularly those predisposed to severe illness or complications ...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Rabies Post Exposure Prophylaxis Reporting, Assessment & Vaccine Availability

Action requested:   

  • Immediately notify the Snohomish Health District Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response Program (SHD CD) at 425.339.5278 to report suspected human rabies exposures due to a bite from or other exposure to an an...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Vaping-Associated Lung Injury: Clinician Guidelines, State Board of Health Emergency Rule

Background: 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of vaping-related lung injury...

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Health Alerts
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Outbreak of Severe Lung Disease Associated with E-cigarette Use or Vaping

Health Alert: Outbreak of Severe Lung Disease Associated with E-cigarette Use or Vaping

Three Cases Identified in Washington State

Key Actions Requested: 

  • Be aware of reports of severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping from multiple U.S. stat...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Health Advisories: Hepatitis A Case, Vaping-associated Illness, and Upcoming Training

Hepatitis A Case in Snohomish County

Actions requested: 

  • Be aware of a confirmed case of hepatitis A in a foodworker at Ashiya Teriyaki located at 1233 164th St SW in Lynnwood. People who ate at this restaurant between August 2 and August 15 may be...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Health Advisory: Hepatitis A Outbreak in Washington State

August 6, 2019 

Situation: 

Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has announced the outbreak of Hepatitis A within Washington State.  Multiple states across the country have reported outbreaks of Hepatitis A, primarily among...

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Health Alerts
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Health Advisory: Measles Outbreak in Clark County, Washington — Jan. 28, 2019

Key Messages:

  • According to Washington Department of Health, 34 people in Clark County and 1 adult in King County, and 1 person in Multnomah County, Oregon have been confirmed as measles.
  • Report all patients with suspected measles immediately to the Snohomis...
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Health Alerts
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Health Advisory: Measles Outbreak in Clark County, Washington — Jan. 24, 2019

Key Messages:

  • According to Washington Department of Health, 23 people in Clark County and 1 adult in King County have been confirmed as measles, with 3 suspect cases also children, and over 1,000 contacts.
  • Consider the diagnosis of measles among persons pre...
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Health Alerts

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Heat and Smoke: Staying Safe During Summer

smoky sunlight

Summer brings fun and activities, but also hotter days and seasonal wildfire smoke. The severity of heat waves or smoky stretches can vary, but both heat and smoke can be dangerous. These tips can help you stay safe through the season.

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Water Safety: 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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News Flash

Posted on: December 9, 2019

Medical Reserve Corps Weekly Update

The Medical Reserve Corps has a training coming up on Saturday, January 11 in Tulalip. This will include an MRC Orientation, followed by a training on how MRC Volunteers will work in an Operations Center in a disaster situation. Please email me to registe...

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MRC Public
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Medical Reserve Corps Weekly Update

There are a couple of cold weather shelter trainings coming up – just email me if you would like to attend one of them:

  • Saturday, December 7 from 10- noon
  • Monday, December 9 from (either 5-7 or 6-8 depending on shelter opening)

Visit our w...

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MRC Public
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Medical Reserve Corps Weekly Update

Visit our webpage for more information about trainings and volunteer opportunities or contact me by email.

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MRC Public
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Medical Reserve Corps Weekly Update

The MRC Orientation on Saturday, November 23 is a great way to get updated on how the MRC will be operating. It is followed by a training on staffing a POD – a key function of the MRC. And lunch is included. To register for this free training, j...

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MRC Public
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Medical Reserve Corps Weekly Update

Visit our webpage at  for more information about free trainings. 

Besides our cold weather shelter trainings, our next training is on Saturday, November 23. We will start with an MRC Orientation at 10 am, followed by a Points of ...

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MRC Public

News Flash

Posted on: November 4, 2019

MRC Weekly Update

Visit our webpage at https://www.snohd.org/221/Medical-Reserve-Corps for more information about trainings and volunteer opportunities.

Besides our cold weather shelter trainings, our next training is on Saturday, November 23. We will start with an MRC Orie...

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Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Posted on: October 22, 2019

MRC Weekly Update

There is a need for volunteers at a health fair organized by the Sikh Centre on Sunday, November 3 from 0830 to 1400 in north Bothell. Please contact me if you are interested in this event. 

Additionally, the Snohomish Cold Weather Shelter season ...

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Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Posted on: October 14, 2019

MRC Weekly Update

Visit our webpage at https://www.snohd.org/221/Medical-Reserve-Corps for more information about trainings and volunteer opportunities.

The COFA Islander Health Fair is on Saturday, November 2. We will be needing volunteers from 0930 until 1700. If you woul...

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Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Medical Reserve Corps Weekly Update

Please visit the MRC Webpage and the MRC calendar 

Many of you have responded, but I have not heard from everyone. I put together a short survey on using the new method to communicate with you. Please respond to the Survey. Since this new method w...

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Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Posted on: October 1, 2019

MRC Weekly Update

Resources for Volunteers: MRC Webpage and MRC Calendar

The COFA Islander Health Fair is on Saturday, November 2 and we need lots of volunteers for this informative event that will help people get connected to health care. The event is from 1100 to 1700 at ...

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Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Posted on: September 23, 2019

MRC Weekly Supdate

Resources for Volunteers: MRC Webpage and MRC Calendar

Thank you for the tips and suggestions that you have sent to me to make the civicplus messages more user friendly. If you have other ideas, please send them to me.

We still need more people to ...

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Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Medical Reserve Corps Weekly Update

WHY ARE WE USING CIVIC PLUS? For the last couple of weeks, you have received the email from “listserv@civicplus.com.” I am not sure if everyone has been receiving the emails and I recognize that this platform is quite different from wh...

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Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps

News Flash

Posted on: October 17, 2019

MRC -- THIS IS A CALL DOWN DRILL

This is a call down drill. The only action needed for this drill is to email TQuinn@snohd.org and answer the questions below. Please do NOT take any action except an email.

We are simulating that a 6.1 earthquake has occurred on the South Whidbey Island Fa...

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Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps - Urgent

News Flash

Posted on: October 15, 2021

Tips for a Safer Halloween

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          October 15, 2021

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980communications@snohd.org

Tips for a Safer Halloween

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Many trad...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Board of Health Meeting - October 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 11, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Heather Thomas, 425.339...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Preparing for a Fight Against Two Viruses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   October 8, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980communications@snohd.org

Preparing for a Fight Against Two Viruses

The latest on recommendations for flu and COVID-19 vaccines

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Pregnant People or Those Trying to Become Pregnant Urged to Get COVID Vaccine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980communications@snohd.org

Pregnant People or Those Trying to Become Pregnant Urged to Get COVID Vaccine

Vaccine helps protect those pregnant and their bab...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2021

New Data Shows Vaccines Continuing to Reduce Hospitalizations and Save Lives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      September 24, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980communications@snohd.org 

New Data Shows Vaccines Continuing to Reduce Hospitalizations and Save Lives

Report als...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Help Needed to Curb Increasing Transmission in School, Childcare and Youth Settings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980communications@snohd.org

Help Needed to Curb Increasing Transmission in School, Childcare and Youth Settings

Local, state health officials share resou...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Board of Health Meeting - September 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 13, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Heather Thomas, 425.3...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Statewide Mask Order and National Vaccine Mandates Expand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   September 10, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org 

Statewide Mask Order and National Vaccine Mandates Expand

Hospital capacity and high transmission levels remain c...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Shellfish Harvesting Closed in Port Susan and Possession Sound South to King County Line

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    September 3, 2021

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Shellfish Harvesting Closed in Port Susan and Possession Sound South to King County Line

Tests show high levels of...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Health District Announces Shift in COVID-19 Testing Operations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     September 3, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Health District Announces Shift in COVID-19 Testing Operations

Additional locations and other local resources offer...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Attendees of Arlington Basketball Tournament Should Consider Testing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         August 27, 2021

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org 

Attendees of Arlington Basketball Tournament Should Consider Testing

Health District als...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2021

COVID-19 Cases Reported Involving Snohomish Health District Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   August 24, 2021

CONTACT:  Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

COVID-19 Cases Reported Involving Snohomish Health District Staff

District headquarters to be closed through August...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Remember those lost to overdose, spread hope for recovery at A Night to Remember, A Time To Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 24, 2021

CONTACT:

Cathi Lee, Debbie Warfield, Lindsey Arrington - Hope Soldiers425.341.3572info@hopesoldiers.com 

Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980communications@snohd.org

Kent Patton, 425.388.3883Kent.Patton@snoco.org &nbs...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Executive Committee Special Meeting - August 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 24, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Heather Thomas, 425.508....

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2021

New Data Highlights Impact that Delta is Having in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                August 20, 2021

CONTACT:   Heather Thomas, 425.508...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2021

All Health Officers in Washington Urge Residents to Mask Up Indoors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                August 12, 2021

CONTACT:   Heather Thomas, 425.508...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2021

New Masking Directive Issued for Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                August 10, 2021

CONTACT:   Heather Thomas, 425.508...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Sharp increase in cases, hospitalizations is unsustainable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 6, 2021

CONTACT:Kari Bray, 425.339.5223communications@snohd.org 

Sharp increase in cases, hospitalizations is unsustainable

Public participation in vaccination, masking for all and contact tracing are essential to reduce ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2021

To fight climbing cases and delta variant, all urged to mask up in public indoor spaces

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 26, 2021

CONTACT:Kari Bray, 425.339.5223communications@snohd.org 

To fight climbing cases and delta variant, all urged to mask up in public indoor spaces

Universal masking helps protect those who are unvaccinated and offers...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Board of Health Special Meeting - July 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 23, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Kari Bray, 425.339.5223com...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Snohomish Health District seeing increase in reports of shellfish-linked infections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 20, 2021

CONTACT:Kari Bray, 425.339.5223kbray@snohd.org

Snohomish Health District seeing increase in reports of shellfish-linked infections

Public reminded to avoid eating raw or undercooked shellfish.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash.&nbs...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Special Board of Health Executive Committee Meeting - July 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 19, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Heather Thomas, 425.339.86...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2021

COVID-19 prevention measures remain crucial as cases climb

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 16, 2021

CONTACT:Kari Bray, 425.339.5223kbray@snohd.org  

COVID-19 prevention measures remain crucial as cases climb

Snohomish County residents are encouraged to follow guidance for preventing disease, to stay informed, and...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Board of Health Meeting - July 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 12, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Kari Bray, 425.339.5223kbr...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Tips for Traveling Safely this Summer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 9, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Tips for Traveling Safely this Summer

Residents encouraged to keep up precautions with variants increasing

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Summer vacation and the reop...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Celebrating the Fourth of July Safely

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 2, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Celebrating the Fourth of July Safely

Fire dangers, hospital volumes and increasing variants of concern this holiday weekend 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Snohomish County Mass Vaccination Sites Closing Down

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 1, 2021

CONTACT: Snohomish County Joint Information Center 425-388-5170 eccjic.activation@snoco.org

Snohomish County Mass Vaccination Sites Closing Down

With other providers able to meet demand, Snohomish COunty Vaccine Tas...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Staying Healthy and Cool in the Heat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 25, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org  

Snohomish County Joint Information Center 425-388-5170 eccjic.activation@snoco.org

Staying Healthy and Cool in the Heat

Cooling stations available throughout S...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Nine Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 18, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Nine Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccines

Information and resources to help tell fact from fiction

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – There’s a lot of COVID-19 va...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Life After the Vaccines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 11, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Life After the Vaccines

Helpful tips and public health recommendations once vaccinated

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – For the nearly 450,000 Snohomish County residen...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Board of Health Meeting - June 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 7, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Heather Thomas, 425.339.868...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Relief on the Horizon 500 Days and Four Waves Later

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 4, 2021

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Relief on the Horizon 500 Days and Four Waves Later

Case counts dropping and vaccine rates increasing are welcome signs after long response

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. &n...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Tens of Thousands Still Getting Vaccinated Each Week in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 28, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Tens of Thousands Still Getting Vaccinated Each Week in Snohomish County

Tweens, teens and young adults leading the charge in recent weeks

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. &nda...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Continued Mask Usage and Increasing Vaccination Rates Bring Drop in Cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 21, 2021 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Continued Mask Usage and Increasing Vaccination Rates Bring Drop in Cases

Snohomish County finally sees decrease in case rate since March

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2021

More People Vaccinated Means Less Masks Required

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 14, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

More People Vaccinated Means Less Masks Required

Governor set to remove most restrictions June 30, or earlier if state hits vaccine goal sooner

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. &am...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Two Snohomish County Cases of Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 11, 2021 

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Two Snohomish County Cases of Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli

Cases appear to be connected to cluster involving children in King County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. &a...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Board of Health Meeting - May 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 10, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Heather Thomas, 425.339.868...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

More than Half of Snohomish County Residents Over 16 Have Received a Vaccine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 7, 2021 

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

More than Half of Snohomish County Residents Over 16 Have Received a Vaccine

Race against COVID-19 continues as more residents step up to get vaccinated ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Appointments now recommended but not required at mass vaccination sites in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 4, 2021

CONTACT:Joint Information Center425-388-5170eccjic.activation@snoco.org  

Appointments now recommended but not required at mass vaccination sites in Snohomish County

To increase ease of vaccination, the Snohomish Cou...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2021

With doses at risk, Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce urges people to take their shot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 1, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas425-508-4980hthomas@snohd.org 

With doses at risk, Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce urges people to take their shot

After months of high demand, a sudden sharp downturn in booking appointments...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

It Takes All of Us. Take Your Shot.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 30, 2021

CONTACT: Snohomish County Joint Information Center 425-388-5171 eccjic.activation@snoco.org

It Takes All of Us. Take Your Shot. 

Residents to urged to get COVID vaccine now to keep Phase 2 rollback brief ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Snohomish County Reaches Milestone of 500,000 Vaccines Given

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 23, 2021 

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Snohomish County Reaches Milestone of 500,000 Vaccines Given

Vaccine supplies holding steady as County races against variant-fueled surge

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Was...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce to open 7th mass vaccination site focused on transit, drive-thru

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 19, 2021

CONTACT:Snohomish County Joint Information Center425-388-5171eccjic.activation@snoco.org  

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce to open seventh mass vaccination site focused on transit as well as drive-thru access

T...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Symptom Checks, Testing and Full Quarantine Are Still Critical to COVID-19 Fight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 16, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Symptom Checks, Testing and Full Quarantine Are Still Critical to COVID-19 Fight

Community reminded to seek testing and quarantine if ill or exposed to a confirmed case...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Board of Health Meeting - April 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 13, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Heather Thomas, 425.339.8...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Social Gatherings are Leading Cause of Rising COVID-19 Cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 9, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Social Gatherings are Leading Cause of Rising COVID-19 Cases

Limiting nonessential gatherings and consistent mask usage are the keys to bending curve

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wa...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce prepares to open sixth mass vaccination site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 5, 2021

CONTACT:Snohomish County Joint Information Center425-388-5171eccjic.activation@snoco.org 

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce prepares to open sixth mass vaccination site

Vaccination activities also are focused on a...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Help Needed to Turn Numbers Around Quickly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2021

CONTACT: Snohomish County Joint Information Center 425-388-5171 eccjic.activation@snoco.org

Help Needed to Turn Numbers Around Quickly

Community asked to celebrate wisely, limit nonessential gatherings as the number of case...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Snohomish County Ranked Among Healthiest in Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                March 31, 2021

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.49...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Appointments still required, eligibility verification changing at mass vaccination sites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT:Snohomish County Joint Information Center425-388-5171eccjic.activation@snoco.org 

COVID-19 Call Center (not for media inquiries): 425-339-5278, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Appointme...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Community Asked to Help Stop Vaccine Appointment Rumors, Leaked Links

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 26, 2021

CONTACT: Snohomish County Joint Information Center 425-388-5171 eccjic.activation@snoco.org

Community Asked to Help Stop Vaccine Appointment Rumors, Leaked Links

Sharing reliable information and keeping up health measures are...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Snohomish County Nursing Homes Reach Two Milestones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 19, 2021

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Snohomish County Nursing Homes Reach Two Milestones

Governor Inslee also announces vaccine eligibility expanding again March 31

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – For t...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Vaccine Taskforce to Offer Second Dose Clinics and Other COVID-19 Updates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 12, 2021

CONTACT:Snohomish County Joint Information Center425-388-5171eccjic.activation@snoco.org

Vaccine Taskforce to Offer Second Dose Clinics and Other COVID-19 Updates 

Vaccine eligibility expands to Phase 1b2 on March...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce emphasizes eligibility and appointment requirements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 9, 2021

CONTACT:Snohomish County Joint Information Center425-388-5171eccjic.activation@snoco.org 

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce emphasizes eligibility and appointment requirements for mass vaccination sites

People sho...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Board of Health Meeting - March 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 8, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Heather Thomas, 425.339.86...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce opens fifth mass vaccination site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 5, 2021

CONTACT:Snohomish County Joint Information Center425-388-5171eccjic.activation@snoco.org 

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce opens fifth mass vaccination site

Vaccination efforts are hitting another milestone this ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Health District Releases New COVID Case and Vaccine Data

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                February 26, 2021

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

COVID Vaccines and Visiting with Elders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              February 19, 2021

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthoma...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Snohomish County Remains in Phase 2 of Healthy Washington Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                February 12, 2021

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Status of Vaccination, Testing Sites Amidst Winter Weather

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                February 10, 2021

CONTACT: Snohomish County Joint ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Board of Health Meeting - February 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 8, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Heather Thomas, 425.339...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Play it Smart this Super Bowl Sunday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                February 5, 2021

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508....

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce opens new mass vaccination site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 3, 2021

CONTACT:Snohomish County Joint Information Center425-388-5171eccjic.activation@snoco.org 

BOEING MEDIA CONTACT:Brianna Jackson425-234-8763brianna.jackson@boeing.com  

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Snohomish County to Advance to Phase 2 of Healthy Washington Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                January 29, 2021

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508....

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce opens north county drive-thru site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 29, 2021

CONTACT:Snohomish County Joint Information Center425-388-5171eccjic.activation@snoco.org

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce opens north county drive-thru site

Though vaccine supply remains a challenge, more than 40,000 S...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2021

First cases of U.K. COVID-19 strain found in Washington state

For immediate release: January 23, 2020

Contacts: Teresa McCallion, DOH Communications, 360-701-7991Heather Thomas, Snohomish Health District, 425-508-4980Susan Gregg, University of Washington Medicine, 206-390-3226

First cases of U.K. COVID-19 str...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Updates on Healthy WA Roadmap, Vaccine Distribution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            January 22, 2021

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

U...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2021

Board of Health Meeting - January 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 17, 2021                                

CONTACT:  Heather Thomas, 425.339...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Snohomish County to Remain in Phase 1 Next Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                January 15, 2021

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508....

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce expands COVID-19 vaccination options

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 14, 2021

CONTACT:Snohomish County Joint Information Center425-388-5171eccjic.activation@snoco.org 

Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce expands COVID-19 vaccination options

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Three drive-thru COVID-...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Snohomish County to be in Phase 1 Next Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                January 8, 2021

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2020

COVID-19 Updates in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                December 22, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2020

COVID Vaccines Arrive in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                December 18, 2020

Contacts: Joint Information Center (JIC),...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

COVID-19 Updates in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                December 11, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Correction: Board of Health Meeting & Public Hearing for 2021 Budget - December 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 7, 2020                                 

CONTACT:  Heather Thoma...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Updates on Long-term Care, Testing and Vaccine Planning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                December 4, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508....

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2020

New Data Updates, Test Sites and Vaccine Distribution Plan for Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                November 25, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2020

COVID Updates and Reminders for Safer Holidays

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 20, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

COVID Updates and Reminders for Safer Holidays

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Snohomish County reached a grim milestone this week as it surpassed 250 ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2020

COVID-19 Outbreak at Stanwood Long-term Care Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 13, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org 

COVID-19 Outbreak at Stanwood Long-term Care Facility

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District is actively supporting mi...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Give Thanks, Not COVID

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 13, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Give Thanks, Not COVID

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – As COVID rates continue to rise, Snohomish County is seeing increased hospitalizations and stres...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2020

Board of Health Meeting & Public Hearing - November 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 7, 2020                                 

CONTACT:  Heather Thoma...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Cases Continuing to Increase in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                November 6, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Recap of Board Briefing and Other COVID-19 Updates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                October 30, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508....

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Special Board of Health Meeting for COVID-19 Briefing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 28, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org 

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

Board of Health Meeting, October 29

The Board of Health will meet on a special day, time, and location to conduct a special ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Health District Continuing to See High Number of New Cases Daily

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 23, 2020

CONTACT: Kari Bray, 425.382.3184kbray@snohd.org 

Health District Continuing to See High Number of New Cases Daily

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – As the most recent numbers show, the Snohomish Healt...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Schools in Snohomish County May Continue Limited In-Person Learning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               October 20, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Health District Calls on Community for Help to Curb Increasing Cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             October 16, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.49...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Board Members Selected for New Public Health Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 14, 2020

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Board Members Selected for New Public Health Foundation in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – In September, a call for applications went out seeking...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Board of Health Meeting - October 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 12, 2020                                 

CONTACT:  Heather Thoma...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Updates on Local and State COVID-19 Guidance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                October 9, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Drive-Thru Testing, Information for Employers and Employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                October 2, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Tips for Celebrating Halloween Safely

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           September 30, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

COVID Website Refresh, Data Updates, and Testing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            September 25, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.or...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Snohomish Health District Resuming COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Resumes

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – With the air quality starting to improve, the Snohomish Health District ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Continued Air Quality Concerns, Recommendations for Schools, and COVID-19 Testing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Continued Air Quality Concerns, Recommendations for Schools, and COVID-19 Testing

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – In addition to continuing ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Temporary Closure of Testing Sites Due to Air Quality Concerns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Temporary Closure of Testing Sites Due to Air Quality Concerns

Health District drive-thru locations will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2020

Board of Health Meeting - September 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              September 7, 2020        ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

COVID-19 Testing, Data Updates, and Reminders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

COVID-19 Testing, Data Updates, and Reminders 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District will be closed on Monda...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Board Members Sought for Formation of Public Health Foundation in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 3, 2020

CONTACT:Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Board Members Sought for Formation of Public Health Foundation in Snohomish County

 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Sound Foundation for Pu...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

COVID-19 Testing, Data Updates, and Reminders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

COVID-19 Testing, Data Updates, and Reminders 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District is continuing testing at ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Opioid Outreach Work Continues in Snohomish County Despite COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2020

CONTACT:        Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Opioid Outreach Work Continues in Snohomish County Despite COVID-19

Partners announce new opioid data portals, fe...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

COVID-19 Testing, Data Updates, and New Releases of State Guidance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org 

COVID-19 Testing, Data Updates, and New Releases of State Guidance 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health Dis...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Testing Schedule, Data Updates, and Keeping Cool in the Heat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org 

Testing Schedule, Data Updates, and Keeping Cool in the Heat 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Board of Health Meeting, August 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               August 10, 2020        ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2020

COVID-19 Activity and Testing Updates for Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980, hthomas@snohd.org

COVID-19 Activity and Testing Updates for Snohomish County 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District is relocati...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2020

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Update

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District will continue drive-thru testing this...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2020

COVID-19 Activity and Testing Updates for Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 31, 2020 

CONTACT: Kari Bray, 425.382.3184kbray@snohd.org

COVID-19 Activity and Testing Updates for Snohomish County 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District is working ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Remote Learning Recommended for Start of School Year in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

July 29, 2020 

CONTACT: Kari Bray, 425.382.3184kbray@snohd.org 

Remote Learning Recommended for Start of School Year in Snohomish County

Given the continued increase in COVID-19 cases, Health District favors r...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2020

COVID-19 Activity and Testing Updates for Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

COVID-19 Activity and Testing Updates for Snohomish County 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District was ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Early Insights into Increase in COVID-19 Cases in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 17, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

 

Early Insights into Increase in COVID-19 Cases in Snohomish County

Health District continues to modify and augment response needs

SNOHOMISH ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Board of Health Meeting - July 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:July 13, 2020

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

BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING, JULY 14

FULL BOARD TO CONVENE FOR REGULAR BUSINESS 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular mee...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

COVID-19 Updates, Reminders and Data for Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 10, 2020 

CONTACTS: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Joint Information Center, 425.388.5170eccjic.activation@snoco.org

COVID-19 Updates, Reminders and Data for Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. &...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Health District Relying on Employers to Play a Critical Role in COVID-19 Response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Health District Relying on Employers to Play a Critical Role in COVID-19 Response

Organizations encouraged to review requirements and develop interna...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

COVID-19 Updates, Reminders and Data for Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

COVID-19 Updates, Reminders and Data for Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Governor Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesma...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Health District Looking to Identify Guests from Stanwood Party

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org 

Health District Looking to Identify Guests from Stanwood Party 

Attendees of large gatherings to remain home for 14 days, get tes...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Snohomish County Leaders Continue Monitoring COVID-19 Activity

Contacst:

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 Countykent.patton@snoco.org, 425....

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Updated Health Officer Orders for Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org 

Updated Health Officer Orders for Snohomish County

Revisions and updates to align with Safe Start planning

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. &nda...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Drive-thru Testing Schedule, Data Updates and COVID Snapshot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

 

Drive-thru Testing Schedule, Data Updates and COVID-19 Snapshot

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District is conti...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Drive-thru Testing Schedule, Data Updates, and Looking Toward Phase 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Drive-thru Testing Schedule, Data Updates, and looking toward Phase 3

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District is continuin...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Reported Involving Snohomish Health District Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

 

COVID-19 Cases Reported Involving Snohomish Health District Staff

One employee has tested positive, one considered probable

EVERETT, Wash. ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Drive-up COVID-19 Testing Schedule for Week of June 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

 

Drive-up COVID-19 Testing Schedule for Week of June 8

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Thanks to the recent appropriation of CARES Act f...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Board of Health Meeting - June 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:June 5, 2020

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

Board of Health Meeting, June 9

Full board to convene for regular business 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeti...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Snohomish County Approved to Move to Phase 2

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 Countykent.patton@snoco.org, 425.3...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Phase 2 Variance for Snohomish County Officially Submitted

Contacts:

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 Countykent.patton@snoco.org, 425....

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Drive-up COVID-19 Testing Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org 

Drive-up COVID-19 Testing Schedule

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District will have two days of community-based ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

SPECIAL BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING NOTICE - MAY 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2020

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

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...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Special Board of Health Meeting - May 21

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

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Drive-up COVID-19 Testing Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Drive-up COVID-19 Testing Schedule

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District completed its pilot of the rapid test machines a...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Stay Home, Stay Healthy Updates - May 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org 

Stay Home, Stay Healthy Updates 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Residents are encouraged to go outside and enjoy the sunshine....

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Drive-up COVID-19 Testing, Final Flu Season Data

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Drive-up COVID-19 Testing, Final Flu Season Data

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District will continue surveillance testing...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Stay Home, Stay Healthy Updates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Stay Home, Stay Healthy Updates 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Earlier today, Governor Jay Inslee and the Washington State Department o...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2020

The First 100 Days of the Novel Coronavirus Response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2020 

CONTACTS: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688Kent Patton, 425.338.3883Joint Information Center (JIC), 425.388.5170

The First 100 Days of the Novel Coronavirus Response

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – It ha...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Drive-up COVID-19 Testing Appointments in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Drive-up COVID-19 Testing Appointments in Snohomish County 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – As announced last week, the Snohomish Heal...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Health District updates on planning, testing and data

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Health District updates on planning, testing and data 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District is continuing to ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Health District guidance for businesses, updates on testing and data

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Health District guidance for businesses, updates on testing and data 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The data shows that social dista...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Board of Health Meeting, April 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2020                                  CONTACT:   Heather Tho...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Health District adapts to changes in community-based testing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Health District adapts to changes in community-based testing

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – On March 23, the Snohomish Health District opened...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Celebrating together, just physically apart

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Celebrating together, just physically apart

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Community egg hunts, boating, fishing, sporting events and baby show...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

The Importance of Staying Home, Staying Healthy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

The Importance of Staying Home, Staying Healthy

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Evidence continues to show the virus that causes COVID-19 is spr...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2020

New and Updated Health Officer Orders for Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org 

New and Updated Health Officer Orders for Snohomish County

Orders reinforce social distancing, require isolation and quarantine ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2020

New Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Option in Snohomish County

*Updated 10:57 a.m March 23, 2020, to revise map

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

New Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Option in Snohomish County 

Health District opens appointm...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Dr. Chris Spitters Named Permanent Health Officer for Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Dr. Chris Spitters Named Permanent Health Officer for Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – A contract was fully executed today, mak...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

New Health Officer Order for Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2020  

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

 

 

New Health Officer Order for Snohomish County

Order aligns with Governor’s proclamations 

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Special Board of Health Meeting, March 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 17, 2020                                   

CONTACT:   Hea...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Updates and Reminders about COVID-19 in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2020CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688hthomas@snohd.org

Updates and Reminders about COVID-19 in Snohomish County

Health District urges community to understand local rules, practice social distancing

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Media Advisory: COVID-19 Response and Declarations of Emergency

COVID-19 Response and Declarations of Emergency

Contact:         Heather Thomas, 425-339-8688, hthomas@snohd.orgKent Patton, 425-388-3883, Kent.Patton@snoco.orgKimberley Cline, 425.257.8687, kcline@everettwa.gov...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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

KimberleyCline, 425.257.8687, kcline@everettwa.g...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Statement on Closures of Mariner High School and Discovery Elementary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       March 2, 2020                             CONTACT:   Heather Thom...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2020

Third Case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District was notified late Sunday afternoon of a new case of COVID-19. The presumptive positive test result came back from the State Public Health Laboratory, bringing the total number of cases in S...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2020

Special Meeting Notice: Board of Health Meeting, March 2

The Board of Health will meet on a special day and time to conduct a special meeting as set forth on the agenda below. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish County Public Meeting Rooms located in the Administration Building East at 3000 Rockefeller Av...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2020

Statement on Seattle Flu Study preliminary findings

The Snohomish Health District is aware of the preliminary findings released by the Seattle Flu Study, suggesting that coronavirus has been spreading for close to six weeks. We are still evaluating the findings with our state and local partners and coordin...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: February 29, 2020

Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Snohomish County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 29, 2020                                       &nb...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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 

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Health District Requires Immediate Closure of Lynnwood Restaurant

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – In addition to increased reports of influenza in the community, Snohomish County is also seeing an uptick in norovirus-like illnesses. A call was placed to the Snohomish Health District’s communicable disease ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Four Cases of Hepatitis A Confirmed in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District has confirmed four cases of hepatitis A in Snohomish County residents. All four have been living homeless in the Marysville and Tulalip areas, as well as being linked to drug injection use ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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.

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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.

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Second Case of Vaping-Associated Lung Injury Reported

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – A second Snohomish County resident has been hospitalized due to vaping-associated lung injury. 

A woman in her forties was hospitalized last week. She reported vaping both flavored nicotine and THC products. The...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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 g...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2019

First Case of Lung Illness in Snohomish County Associated with Vaping

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District has identified the first case of vaping-related lung illness in a Snohomish County resident.

A female in her twenties was admitted to a Snohomish County hospital in August with shortness of ...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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.

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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 a...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Confirmed Hepatitis A Case Closes Lynnwood Restaurant

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District required the immediate closure of Ashiya Teriyaki located at 1233 164th St SW in Lynnwood following a confirmed case of hepatitis A in a foodworker. People who ate at this restaurant between August 2...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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 prior to its regula...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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, Everet...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Administrator and Health Officer resign from Snohomish Health District

EVERETT, Wash. – At its special meeting earlier today, the Board of Health accepted and approved the resignation of Jefferson Ketchel and Dr. Mark Beatty. The Board also appointed Shawn Frederick, the District’s Administration Services...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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 A...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Joint Press Release: New measles cases in multiple Washington counties

OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health is announcing four newly diagnosed cases of measles in residents of three western Washington counties (King County 2, Snohomish County 1, Pierce County 1). These new cases are in addition to the case Ta...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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, Everet...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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, Evere...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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 se...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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 Surv...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, March 12

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

The full b...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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 Sme...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, Feb. 12

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Evere...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2019

New Report Estimates Number of People Misusing Opioids in Snohomish County

Image showing burden of disease numbers: 1,400 opioid-related emergency room visits, 5,000 to 10,000

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – In a new report released today, the Snohomish Health District estimates that between 5,000 and 10,000 people in Snohomish County are suffering from opioid use disorder. It’s likely that another 35,000 to 80,000 people are misusin...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
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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Snohomish Health District Media Releases