Coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19 and Protests

Public Health Essentials! A blog by the Snohomish Health District.

Eastern Washington COVID-19 case counts continue to climb

In Yakima County, 50% of confirmed cases are in residents under the age of 40.

WWII veteran, Lake Stevens barber both waited out shutdown

Bob DeFrang, at 93, was the first and only customer at Steve Iblings’ shop a day after closure ended.

Expect hybrid classes at colleges and universities this fall

Higher-ed institutions in Snohomish County are planning a combination of online and in-person learning.

Facing up to masked living: What to make or what to buy

Face coverings don’t need to be complicated or pricey, says a medical device expert.

How-to guide offers tips for businesses planning to reopen

The city of Everett and the Snohomish Health District want to help employers to move safely to Phase 2.

State agencies map out possible cuts to plug budget hole

Layoffs and service cuts loom as state leaders confront a $4B gap due to the COVID pandemic.

McCollum Park to host virus test site for rest of June

Additional testing will take place at Sno-Isle Library locations throughout the county.

Canada eases border restriction, allows immediate family in

Anyone entering the country will be required to quarantine for 14 days or face serious penalties.

COVID-19 and Phase 2 of a Safe Start for Snohomish County

Public Health Essentials! A blog by the Snohomish Health District.

Snohomish’s rogue barber can still be sanctioned, state says

A suspended license, threat of arrest and lawsuits have not been keeping Bob Martin from his customers.

State sued for delaying benefits during fraud inquiry

Attorneys for two laid-off workers are suing Washington state.

Phase 2 of reopening is here: Snohomish County gets state OK

Effective immediately: Dining in restaurants, shopping in stores and getting a haircut.

What you can do during Snohomish County’s Phase 2 reopening

Restrictions continue. For example, you might be asked to voluntarily provide contact information.

Editorial: To restart the economy we need cash and childcare

Congress needs to extend economic stimulus support to individuals, businesses and local governments.

Harrop: Chafing at Covid-19 restrictions? Consider Sweden

The Scandinavian nation chose not to lock down; it now has a higher pandemic death rate than the U.S.

Funko plans to lay off 25% of its global workforce

The Everett-based pop culture toy maker employs hundreds at its Everett headquarters and warehouse.

Watch Gov. Jay Inslee’s Thursday news conference here

He is expected to discuss a variety of topics, including the coronavirus outbreak.

Washington unemployment fraud might be up to $650 million

The number of new claims for unemployment benefits in the state dropped to just over 31,000 last week.

Getting to the next phase of reopening is in state’s hands

State health officials are reviewing county requests as Inslee says it’s ‘not a rubber stamp process.’

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