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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2020
CONTACT: Heather Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District is continuing testing at 3900 Broadway in Everett, in the large parking lot near Everett Memorial Stadium.
The entrance for testing is off of Broadway, following signage and cones. There have been continued issues with people trying to access other entrances, or approaching staff in the Community Resource Center for questions. Testing cannot be accessed off of 41st Street.
For the week of August 24, the schedule is as follows:
COVID-19 testing is available to anyone, and strongly encouraged for individuals that fit the following criteria:
Registration is now open at www.snohd.org/drive-thru-testing. Insurance information is collected and the lab will bill insurance. There are no co-pays for COVID-19 testing. If you do not have insurance, the test will be provided at no charge.
The Health District is providing updates Monday-Friday of total confirmed, total probable, and a breakdown of cases by city. A weekly report is now being posted on Mondays, providing a more detailed analysis of cases in Snohomish County from the prior week.
The report for the week ending August 8 has been posted, as well as the updated COVID activity snapshot that provides metrics aligned with the Phase 2 approval. There continues to be a slight decrease in overall transmission, which is encouraging.
Monday’s update to the rolling 2-week case rate incorporated updated population estimates released from the state’s Office of Financial Management. Their release last month shows the population for Snohomish County increasing from 818,700 to 830,500. This higher population count contributed only minimally to the observed decrease in the 2-week case rate, which was primarily driven by reduced case reports.
As a reminder, countywide data is available through an interactive dashboard from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) online at www.snohd.org/524/COVID-19-Data-Dashboard. Additional information also is available through DOH’s Risk Assessment Dashboard at https://coronavirus.wa.gov/what-you-need-know/covid-19-risk-assessment-dashboard.
Yesterday Governor Inslee announced new and updated guidance as part of Washington’s Safe Start phased reopening plan, including:
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.