By Kari Bray
Snohomish Health District 

Protesters and COVID-19

Snohomish Health District addresses risks

Series: Coronavirus | Story 148

Last updated 6/20/2020 at 8:14pm

David Pan

Many participants at Mukilteo's Peaceful Protest did not practice social distancing.

Editor's note: The Snohomish Health District released the following information on its Public Health Essentials! blog:

Many people have joined protests around the nation, including here in Snohomish County, following the death of George Floyd on May 25.

We have received questions related to the protests and COVID-19. In this blog, we want to address some of those.

What effect do protests have on case counts?

Disease can spread at public gatherings, but we do not expect to know what impact recent marches or rallies have on cases for a couple of weeks after the events.

There is an incubation...

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