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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Stay Home, Stay Healthy Updates – May 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2020 

CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980hthomas@snohd.org

Stay Home, Stay Healthy Updates – May 22

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

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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
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Health District seeks public perspective on Snohomish County’s top health issues

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that Americans’ life expectancy has declined for the third year in a row, largely due to drug overdoses and suicides. These are trends being se...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Top 15 Reasons to Participate in the Great American Smokeout

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Quitting tobacco starts with Day 1. The Snohomish Health District is joining other partners across the country to urge smokers to make November 15 their “Day 1.”

The American Cancer Society has hosted the Great A...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Upcoming Overdose Awareness Events in Snohomish County

EVERETT, Wash. — In 2017, Snohomish County lost over 90 people to an opioid overdose. The tragedy of overdose is far too frequent but is ultimately preventable. Overdose prevention, education and treatment play a crucial role in saving lives. Two upcoming...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2018

Reports of 57 Opioid Overdoses Within Seven Days in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District—in partnership with the Snohomish County Opioid Response Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Group—completed a second 7-day point-in-time data collection for opioid overdoses from July 9-15, 2018. The re...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Snohomish Health District to Participate in The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Healt

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Two team members from the Snohomish Health District have been selected to be part of the third cohort of The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health initiative. Administrator Jefferson Ketchel and health policy anal...

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Snohomish Health District Media Releases