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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2020
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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day. Given this, all regular weekly data updates will be released on Tuesday, September 8.
The Health District is continuing testing at 3900 Broadway in Everett, in the large parking lot near Everett Memorial Stadium.
For the week of September 7, the schedule is as follows:
In addition to the Everett site, the Health District will also be offering testing at the Lynnwood Food Bank on Tuesday, Sept 8. Appointments will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5320 176th St SW.
COVID-19 testing is available to anyone, and strongly encouraged for individuals that fit the following criteria:
Registration is now open at www.snohd.org/drive-thru-testing. Insurance information is collected and the lab will bill insurance. There are no co-pays for COVID-19 testing. If you do not have insurance, the test will be provided at no charge.
Here is a short list of things to remember when it comes to gathering together in the time of COVID-19:
While a Zoom happy hour might be your safest choice, an outdoor barbecue with one other family, with the chairs set up six feet apart, where the hand sanitizer flows freely, and everyone goes home early, is a less risky option, as far as these things go.
Read the full blog post from DOH here.
Governor Jay Inslee announced updated guidance for agritourism as part of Washington’s Safe Start phased reopening plan on August 28.
The guidance has been updated to allow for additional activities:
Read the full updated guidance here.
The Health District is providing updates Monday-Friday with total confirmed, total probable, and a breakdown of cases by city. The report for the week ending August 22 has been posted, as well as the updated COVID activity snapshot that provides metrics aligned with the Phase 2 approval. As noted earlier, data will not be posted until Tuesday due to the holiday weekend on Monday.
As a reminder, countywide data is available through an interactive dashboard from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) online at www.snohd.org/524/COVID-19-Data-Dashboard. Additional information also is available through DOH’s Risk Assessment Dashboard at https://coronavirus.wa.gov/what-you-need-know/covid-19-risk-assessment-dashboard.
The community is encouraged to help prevent the spread of illness and to support the response to this outbreak by staying informed and sharing reliable information. This is a very fluid situation and information will be updated at www.snohd.org/ncov2019 and the Health District’s social media channels.