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Snohomish Health District is the local public health agency for Snohomish County in Washington state. Our news releases are a resource for current public health information for media, the public, policymakers, and other community partners.

  1. Celebrating together, just physically apart

    Community egg hunts, boating, fishing, sporting events and baby showers are just a few of the favorite past times currently on pause. But now, more than ever, residents must Stay Home, Stay Healthy. Read on...
  2. The Importance of Staying Home, Staying Healthy

    Evidence continues to show the virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading in Snohomish County. With 50-100 new cases per day, staying home and avoiding all non-essential contact with others is the best way to stay healthy and keep others healthy. Read on...
  3. New and Updated Health Officer Orders for Snohomish County

    Dr. Chris Spitters, health officer for the Snohomish Health District, issued two health officer orders today. Read on...
  4. New Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Option in Snohomish County

    High-risk Snohomish County residents with symptoms of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including those who work in healthcare, public safety or critical infrastructure, now have another option for free testing. Read on...
  5. Dr. Chris Spitters Named Permanent Health Officer for Snohomish County

    A contract was fully executed today, making Dr. Chris Spitters the Snohomish Health District’s permanent health officer. Spitters had been serving in an interim capacity since June 2019, as well as tuberculosis control officer for more than two decades. Read on...
  6. New Health Officer Order for Snohomish County

    Dr. Chris Spitters, health officer for the Snohomish Health District, issued a local Health Officer Order for Snohomish County today that parallels Governor Jay Inslee’s proclamations on March 16, 2020. Read on...
  7. Special Board of Health Meeting, March 18

    Board to convene on a special day, time and location to conduct business Read on...
  8. Snohomish Health District suspends most in-person services effective noon today

    Many services will continue to be available online and by phone Read on...
  9. Updates and Reminders about COVID-19 in Snohomish County

    Community members and businesses are reminded that rules about gatherings in Snohomish County are in addition to statewide restrictions announced by Governor Inslee this week. Read on...
  10. Cross-Sector Partners Launch $250,000 Coronavirus Response Fund

    A cross-sector partnership of local philanthropy, government, and business have joined together to create a Response Fund that will rapidly deploy resources to the frontlines of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Snohomish County. Read on...
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