Expanded capacity to track and prevent the spread of COVID-19
The state Department of Health is rapidly training personnel to support case investigations and contact tracing. Case investigations and contract tracing are key public health strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Public health staff interview people who test positive for COVID-19 to identify and contact anyone who may have been exposed while they were contagious. The public’s participation is voluntary, but the process ensures everyone who gets or is exposed to the virus has access to information and services to protect themselves and their loved ones. In addition to the 630 local and state public health professionals already available to do this work, more than 700 National Guard personnel and more than 750 Department of Licensing personnel have been trained to help local health jurisdictions.
Relief for Snohomish County businesses
Snohomish County Council yesterday approved two new grant programs for businesses impacted by COVID-19: one for small businesses and one for Paine Field Airport tenants and other aerospace businesses. The grant programs are part of the relief and recovery actions Snohomish County is taking to help businesses impacted by the pandemic. Qualifying small businesses can apply for up to $25,000 in grant funds and qualifying Paine Field Airport tenants/aerospace businesses can apply for up to $1 million in grand funds. Learn more.
Snohomish County COVID-19 response update
Earlier this week Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers, Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters, and County Council Chair Nate Nehring shared updates on the COVID-19 response in Snohomish County and discussed the long-term response, what’s needed to move into the next phase of reopening more activities and business, and ongoing work to provide support for businesses and workers in Snohomish County. Watch the full update here.
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.