FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2020
CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.508.4980
Drive-thru Testing Schedule, Data Updates and COVID-19 Snapshot
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District is continuing its expanded community-based testing operations.
- The schedule for the week of June 22 is as follows:
- Tuesday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McCollum Park located at 600 128th St SE in Everett
- Wednesday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sno-Isle Libraries branch located at 1070 Village Way in Monroe
- Thursday, June 25 from noon to 7 p.m. at McCollum Park
- Friday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sno-Isle Libraries branch located at 311 Maple Ave in Snohomish
- Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McCollum Park
Testing will continue to be available to those who are:
- Sick and have developed any of the following symptoms within the last 14 days:
- Difficulty breathing,
- Muscle pain or body aches,
- Sore throat,
- Runny nose or nasal congestion, or
- New loss of taste or smell.
- Asymptomatic individuals who:
- Are a close contact of a confirmed case, or
- Live in a congregate setting, like a shelter, group home or assisted living facility, or
- Work in a location that has had a case,
- Part of a family or social network that has had a case, or
- Work in healthcare, EMS, law enforcement or other fields where work settings have a higher risk of catching or spreading COVID-19, or
- Are part of a racial or ethnic group that has been disproportionately impacted by this virus in terms of rate or severity of cases (this includes people who are Black, Latinx, Native American/Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander), or
- Need testing as required for health care, employment, or travel.
Registration is now open at www.snohd.org/drive-thru-testing.
More on Testing
Testing is one of the key pieces of the COVID-19 response, and it is something that has changed and expanded over time. Testing will continue to play a crucial role in reducing the spread of illness, responding to outbreaks, tracking this pandemic, and – ultimately – being able to reopen more of Snohomish County’s economy and activities.
COVID-19 testing is much more widely available now than it was in the early days of the pandemic. Snohomish County currently has more testing capacity than demand. In some ways, that can be good news, as it may signal that fewer people are in need of testing. But ideally, more people should be getting test to better track the status of COVID-19 in the community. It shapes the Health District’s understanding of this pandemic and informs efforts to curb the spread of this disease by isolating cases, identifying their contacts, and making sure they’re quarantined. To help answer some of those questions, the Health District has published a new blog: Who should be tested, how to get tested, and more.
Data Updates and COVID Activity Snapshot
The Health District worked with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to install a plug-in from their data dashboard, allowing data specific to Snohomish County to display directly in the Case Counts page. Within the next 1-2 weeks, a similar plug-in for the Phases and Risk Assessment Dashboard is anticipated to be added.
The Health District is still providing updates Monday-Friday of total confirmed, total probable, and a breakdown of cases by city. A weekly report is now being posted on Fridays, providing a more detail analysis of cases in Snohomish County from the prior week. The report for the week ending June 13 has now been posted.
A new addition today is a COVID activity snapshot that provides metrics aligned with the Phase 2 approval. These snapshots will also be updated on Fridays moving forward.
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.