Snohomish County leaders announce desire to move to Phase 2 of reopening plan

The decision will need to be approved by the Board of Health and the County Council


Last updated 5/29/2020 at 9:28am

In a reversal from comments made just in the past week about the county not being able to reopen June 1 because of the current rate of new COVID-19 cases, Snohomish County officials today announced their intention to ask the governor to be allowed to move to Phase 2 of the reopening plan.

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers, Board of Health Chair Stephanie Wright, and County Council Chair Nate Nehring announced their wishes in a joint statement.

"Snohomish County residents have paid a heavy price from the COVID-19 pandemic," said Executive Somers in a news release. "We will respond to th...

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