News Flash

Posted on: March 17, 2020

Special Board of Health Meeting, March 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 17, 2020                                   

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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.

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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.

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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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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: 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 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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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Health and safety during flood season

flood water

Heavy rain and high rivers have caused flooding recently in Snohomish County, and flood season is not yet over.

During a flood, it’s important to remember to heed road closed signs, stay out of floodwaters by car or on foot, monitor weather and e...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Snohomish County

Press conference about novel coronavirus on January 22, 2020

For more information and updates about novel coronavirus 2019 in Snohomish County, go to www.snohd.org/ncov2019

The first confirmed case of novel coronavirus 2019 in Snohomish County was announced January 21, 2020. Since then, there hav...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Cold weather shelters

Ice covered plants

Multiple locations in Snohomish County provide overnight shelters during dangerously cold weather. Cold weather season generally starts in November and can last through March. The shelters usually open when temperatures are expected to be below freezing (...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Stay healthy this flu season

Sneezing woman

No one invited it, but it’s back: Flu season. 

Influenza, usually called flu, is highly contagious. Most people recover with rest and basic care – healthy food, plenty of fluids. However, the flu can be serious. Infants, older adults, pregnant wom...

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Home
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Most current smokers want to quit

You can quit

The health benefits of quitting tobacco are no secret.

At 20 minutes cigarette-free, your heart rate and blood pressure go down. By the time 12 hours is up, carbon monoxide levels in your blood decrease. Weeks later, your circulation and lung function have...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Vaping-associated lung injury in Snohomish County

Person using vapor device

Four cases of vaping-associated lung injury have been reported in Snohomish County since April 2019. 

That's part of a statewide total of 19 cases as of the end of November. Nationwide, more than 2,200 cases have been reported, including 48 deaths...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Stay connected

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Notify Me allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of email lists. Receive email or text message updates regarding the information you have requested. Check out Notify Me today!

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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: 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 

SNOHOMISH...

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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.

In...

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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