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 By Jana Hill    News

Phase 2 rollback in three counties

Three counties are rolling back to Phase 2, but so far Snohomish County remains in Phase 3 with the bulk of Washington state. Snohomish County officials warned in the past Joint... — Updated 4/13/2021

 

Mukilteo School District sports teams hanging tough

The move to open up schools and sports has come with some risk for COVID-infection, but the Mukilteo School District seems to have fared fairly well during the first of three prep... — Updated 4/7/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Vaccine watch: Eligibility expands

More people are eligible for vaccines: March 17 was the opening for newly eligible people, and additional eligibilities open on March 31. Meanwhile, some veterans were already... — Updated 3/20/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Critical workers cleared to schedule COVID-19 vaccine

The Snohomish County Health District announced that eligibility phase 1B2 opens March 17. Dr. Chris Spitters, health officer for the district, said military veterans may schedule an... — Updated 3/14/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

New COVID-19 vaccination site opens

A new site and supply of the newest vaccine are part of the speeding train leading to the light at the end of the tunnel: the pandemic's end. Two challenges to the momentum for the... — Updated 3/11/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

New phase for COVID-19 vaccination opens

More people are now eligible to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Gov. Jay Inslee has announced opening of 1B2 for vaccination eligibility on Thursday, March 4. Now eligible are the... — Updated 3/5/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

New COVID-19 variant in King County

Another variant of COVID-19 has hit, just past the borders of Snohomish County. B.1.351 variant of SARS-CoV-2 has been detected in King County. No cases of the new variant have been... — Updated 2/25/2021

 

Phase 2 rollout has restaurants in pivot mode

McMenamin's and Diamond Knot are accustomed to a beer-and-burgers crowd. Sage & Cinder caters to a craft-cocktail-vegan crowd. But the three restaurants have something in... — Updated 2/10/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

A little strength

Penelope Aguilera's parents look forward to celebrating at home on July 3, but if things go as they are now, they might be at the hospital instead. July 3 is Penelope's second birth... — Updated 1/13/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Health officials advise continued distance, masking

One more winter holiday is coming up and health officials are sending a message that has been consistent since March, when a worldwide pandemic was first announced: distance and... — Updated 1/6/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Vaccine effort starts locally

Health care providers are preparing for the ongoing vaccination effort that is envisioned as the way to eventually end the pandemic. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Modern vaccines cleared for emergency use by the FDA are poised to be dist... — Updated 12/20/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Crashed websites do not stop fundraiser or donors

A crashed website did not stop Habitat for Humanity from surpassing its goal for the "Raise the Roof" fundraiser. "We are still working on repairing our website," said Grace... — Updated 12/16/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    News

FDA clears the way for first COVID-19 vaccine

The FDA authorized emergency use of a new COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 11 on the same day the health district reminded the public that the virus is still surging. Two-thirds of infections... — Updated 12/16/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    News

COVID-19 vaccine endorsed for emergency use

The FDA is expected to approve a vaccine for COVID-19, a medical innovation with the potential to end the pandemic sometime in 2021. The committee meeting that advised approval was planned in an open meeting and livestreamed for... — Updated 12/11/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    A & E

A sense of calm, stitch by stitch | Holiday Cheer

Colorful bags adorn the wall of Angel Arms Works in Snohomish where former mayor and city councilmember Karen Guzak says she has "become the bag lady of Snohomish." She retired from... — Updated 12/9/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Higher caution applied to long term care

The Snohomish Health District is advising a higher level of caution for long-term care facilities to rein in an infection surge of COVID-19. More than 10,000 cases and nearly 1,500 deaths have been associated with long term care fa... — Updated 12/8/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    News

COVID-19 vaccine review starts Dec. 10

The FDA is poised to consider a vaccine for COVID-19 on Dec. 10, a medical innovation with the potential power to end the pandemic six to nine months from the approval date. The... — Updated 12/6/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Snohomish County readies for vaccine distribution

Snohomish County is poised to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, when it becomes available. The FDA is considering a Pfizer vaccine Dec. 10. If approved, the distribution process would... — Updated 12/2/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Health officials: hospitals are almost at capacity

Health officials continue to plead for avoidance of gatherings during the holidays and continued compliance with COVID-19 restrictions in order to rein in a surge that threatens to... — Updated 12/2/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    A & E

Adopt a Stream offering live holiday trees | Holiday Cheer

Live trees at Adopt a Stream can be bought, or borrowed, then planted after the holidays. The live trees are going to "do great things for the planet for several hundred years,"... — Updated 12/2/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Vaccine research continues

Multiple vaccines are being studied for prevention of COVID-19 and one of them is being considered for emergency use for high-risk populations, by the end of the year. Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is under review by the FDA on Dec.... — Updated 11/29/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Third wave of COVID-19 is 'explosive'

Infection rates for COVID-19 are creating a crushing need to double down on prevention efforts to avoid overwhelming hospital resources, as the holiday season arrives. The two-week... — Updated 11/25/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    Schools

COVID-19 may impact local school budgets

Enrollment in the Mukilteo School District has dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic, as parents balance choices for education and health, and more families delay kindergarten.... — Updated 11/18/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Health District: COVID-19 surge in 'uncharted territory'

COVID-19 case counts are higher than in March, when the state shutdown occurred to reduce spread. Distance and caution are vehemently advised by the Joint Information Commission in... — Updated 11/11/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    News

COVID testing available in Snohomish County

As COVID-19's uptick outdoes Snohomish County stats this spring, it is important to remember testing is available. Testing is useful because it can help individuals and households... — Updated 11/11/2020

 

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