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November 22, 2022
November 8, 2022
October 25, 2022
• Be aware of updated Guidelines for JYNNEOS Vaccine Use from the Washington State Department of Health.
October 13, 2022
October 6, 2022
Since the end of August 2022, CDC sentinel surveillance sites for respiratory pathogens have been reporting increases in enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) respiratory disease. EV-D68 is also the main enterovi...
September 23, 2022
September 16, 2022
• Be aware of the ongoing global outbreak of monkeypox with local tr...
• Be aware of the global outbreak of monkeypox with local transmission in S...
June 15, 2022
June 2, 2022
This alert provides a brief update on specimen collection and submission. Please refer to the Health District’s prior monkeypox alert issued May 23, 2022, for ...
May 27, 2022
May 24, 2022
May 23, 2022
May 12, 2022
April 28, 2022
Please see the advisory linked below regarding association of adenovirus 41 with severe hepatitis in pediatric patients and recommending testing for adenovirus by PCR on blood, stool, rectal swab and/or respiratory specimens. We ask that clinicians who di...
Requested action: Reinforce COVID-19 vaccination recommendations f...
Updated November 18, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released its Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines, 2021, providing current evidence-based diagnostic, mana...
November 3, 2021
Pfizer’s Pediatric mRNA Vaccine Green Lighted for Implementation
in Children 5-11 Years of Age
WA DOH Updates Guidance on Use of Monoclonal Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies
Note: This advisory modifies and supersedes previous guidance issued on this topic September 17, 2021.
September 17, 2021
Note: This alert modifies implementation of previous guidance issued on this topic earlier in the week.
September 14, 2021
July 28, 2021
Clinician AdvisoryUpdated Guidelines for Gonorrhea & SyphilisFebruary 18, 2021
Gonorrhea Treatment Update
Please note and implement these updated recommendations for the treatment of uncomplicated gonococcal infections of the urogenital...
Clinician UpdateCOVID-19 GuidanceFebruary 12, 2021
COVID-19 Situation Report
Update for Clinicians
December 2, 2020
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Public Health Advisory: Increased Suicide Risk
November 18, 2020
Since August of 2020, there have been four student suicides in Snohomish County reported to public health. These tragedies appear to be unrelated to one...
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Approach to Influenza Season in the COVID-19 Era
SUMMARY: See this health alert for:
COVID-19 Vaccination Program Information
The Washington St...
Ongoing wildfires in the Pacific Northwest region have caused a substantial decline in air quality that is expected to last through the coming weekend, with a forecast for improvement by the beginning of next week. As you are aware, this may lea...
COVID-19 incidence continued to increase for the sixth consecutive week through July 25, with the most recent 2-week period being 97 confirmed cases per 100K*14days (see Figure 1 below). When this metric approaches or exceeds 100,...
Update on COVID-19 Testing for Healthcare Providersc/o Kathy Lofy, MD (State Health Officer, Washington State Department of Health [DOH])
We recently became aware of significant delays in obtaining COVID-19 test results from some of the large...
Update for CliniciansCOVID-19 Cases Increasing in Snohomish CountyJuly 7, 2020
Snohomish County health care providers:If you identify someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has test results pending, does not need hospitalization, and cannot isolate themselves in a safe/secure environment, you can refer the person to Snohomi...
SUMMARY: See this health alert for
Augmented Case & Contact Investigations for ...
In this advisory:
*Guidance is compiled from CDC and ADA sources. See Resources section ...
COVID-19 Update for VeterinariansMay 5, 2020
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Please note that the referral process for the isolation-and-quarantine (I&Q) facility at Angel of the Winds Arena has been simplified. To launch a referral, please just contact the I&Q facility directly at 425-238-3439. Criteria for eligibility ar...
Health District After-Hours Calls
Our after-hours communicable disease (CD) reporting line (425-339-5278) prompts clinicians to...
COVID-19 Update for CliniciansApril 13, 2020
Isolation & Quarantine Site Update
In this update:
Taken together, these data provisionally suggest that COVID-19 transmission is decreasing in ...
COVID-19 Data Update
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 ...
COVID-19 Updated Guidance for CliniciansMarch 19, 2020
Summary: Please review this health alert for:
COVID-19 Updated Guidance for Clinicians March 9, 2020
SUMMARY: Please review this health alert for:
The attached outpatient guidance for the COVID-19 response is being shared from Washington Department of Health and Snohomish Health District.
Please see the DOH document here: https://alertsenseadmin.blob.core.windows.net/snohomish-county-wa/Out...
• Surveillance data through March 2, 2020
Corrected March 1, 2020
Clinical Guidance & Requested Actions
Health Alert: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Respiratory Infection Updated Guidance for Health Care Providers February 6, 2020
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...
Health Alert: Outbreak of Severe Lung Disease Associated with E-cigarette Use or Vaping
Three Cases Identified in Washington State
Key Actions Requested:
August 6, 2019
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...