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May 19

What is hepatitis, and why should you get tested?

Posted on May 19, 2023 at 1:39 PM by Kari Bray

The CDC estimates that as many as two-thirds of people with hep B are unaware that they have it, as well as four of every 10 people with hep C. So, in honor of National Hepatitis Testing Day, let’s dive into some information people should know about testing, vaccination, treatment, and the most common hepatitis viruses. 

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May 10

5 Things to Know About the End of the COVID Public Health Emergency

Posted on May 10, 2023 at 10:20 AM by Kari Bray

What does this latest update – the end of the Public Health Emergency – mean for people in Snohomish County? Here are some key takeaways for May 11 and beyond. 

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Mar 24

Joint statement on regional healthcare facilities’ masking requirement

Posted on March 24, 2023 at 1:54 PM by Kari Bray

Local health jurisdictions in our region including the Snohomish County Health Department, Public Health – Seattle & King County, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Kitsap Public Health District, San Juan County Health Department, and Clallam and Jefferson County Public Health Departments fully support the decision by healthcare organizations to require masking in their facilities at this time in order to decrease the ongoing risk of COVID-19.

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