Western States Pact requests $1 trillion in federal relief
Governor Inslee and other leaders of the Western States Pact from Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Colorado sent a letter to Congress requesting $1 trillion in direct and flexible relief to states and local governments. In the letter, they stated funding would help make up for COVID-19 revenue losses, preserve core government services like public health, public safety, public education, and help people get back to work. Read the full Western States Pact letter.
Additional guidance on Safe Start phases
Since announcing the Safe Start Washington plan, Governor Inslee has released additional Safe Start guidance for phases one and two. Additional phase one guidance includes the ability for retail outlets to provide curbside service, pet walking and landscaping. Additional phase two guidance includes partially resuming the dine-in restaurant and tavern industry for counties granted variance under the phase two recovery plan.
Snohomish County COVID-19 updates
In an update about COVID-19 in Snohomish County on May 12, County Executive Dave Somers, Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters and consulting psychologist with the Everett Clinic Dr. Paul Schoenfeld shared data on the rate of new infections in Snohomish County, discussed how social distancing and cloth face covers can help limit the spread of COVID-19, and shared what people can do to care for their mental and emotional health during this time.
COVID-19 cases in Snohomish County
Visit the Snohomish Health District's website for up-to-date information on COVID-19, including updated case count information like the chart below that illustrates the cumulative case count for Snohomish County.