This week I think we all breathed a collective sigh of relief, together with perhaps a knot of anxiety and concern, as the Puget Sound region moved into Phase 2 of the state’s Roadmap to Recovery. This has been such a roller coaster of change and we have had to adjust our lives for so long. It will be nice to be able to enjoy some of activities we’ve done without, like having a meal at our favorite local restaurant, getting a workout in at the gym, going bowling, etc. But it is OK, and understandable, if you don’t yet feel comfortable participating in these activities. Slowly our community will come back to life.
Overall this is really good news and the result of our cooperation as a community, working together to keep each other safe. Because of you, our case counts have been going down for three weeks in a row. Thank you. And please keep it up. The emergence of new, more contagious variants of COVID-19 means we have to remain steadfast in our efforts to keep this virus at bay. So as we celebrate and support local businesses, it’s still important to continue being very safe, such as wearing masks, limiting our social interactions, and practicing good hygiene and social distancing.
I also encourage you all to get the vaccine when you can. I know we’ve been short on doses in Snohomish County and that’s been frustrating, but we continue to advocate for more and expect to have more supplies soon. You can find the latest on vaccine status from the Snohomish Health District . Be well. Be safe.