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A place to highlight the work of the Snohomish Health District as well as share health-related information and tips. Have an idea or question? Drop us a line at

Dec 28

How long to quarantine after exposure to COVID: December 21, 2020

Posted on December 28, 2020 at 8:22 AM by Kari Bray

The Snohomish Health District is aligning with CDC and DOH on quarantine timelines. The first thing to know is that, even under the updated guidance, 14 days is still the recommended length of time to quarantine for all individuals. Absent explicit permission from the Health District or an employer to do otherwise, quarantine remains 14 days.

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Nov 30

Five things to know about COVID vaccine planning: November 30, 2020

Posted on November 30, 2020 at 12:07 PM by Kari Bray

As Snohomish County faces an alarming third wave of COVID, the prospect of a vaccine is generating a lot of interest. Here are five things to keep in mind.

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Nov 05

What to know about cold, flu and COVID season: November 5, 2020

Posted on November 5, 2020 at 9:35 AM by Kari Bray

Fall and winter are a time when respiratory illnesses tend to be extra good at getting around. And this year, when we talk about respiratory illnesses, we have to focus on more than the flu or the common cold. Now it’s COVID season, too.

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