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COVID testing sites to be closed through Sunday

Vaccine sites to remain open, officials say as of Wednesday

 

Last updated 2/16/2021 at 2:12pm

The Snohomish Health District has decided that all five community-based COVID testing sites will be closed Thursday through Sunday due to weather.

People with appointments have been notified and encouraged to seek testing through their healthcare provider or to schedule another appointment for next week. The five testing sites are at Everett Memorial Stadium parking lot (Funko Field), WSU/Everett Community College parking lot, Lynnwood Food Bank, Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe and Sultan. More information on testing sites can be found at https://bit.ly/3pdtOc2.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce said there are no plans to close the mass vaccination sites in Snohomish County, but that may change as the taskforce watches the forecast and as the weather arrives. The taskforce is making every effort to minimize disruption to vaccinations, but must prioritize the safety of patients, staff and volunteers at the sites in Edmonds (Edmonds College), Everett (Boeing Everett Activity Center), Arlington Airport, and Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe.

The vaccine taskforce is continuing to update contingency plans around the upcoming weather systems as more information is available. Staff plan to be on site at all of its mass vaccination locations early morning starting Thursday to assess and report conditions. Information on vaccines can be found at https://www.snohd.org/564/COVID-Vaccine-Info

If site closures are needed, the taskforce plans to get that information out by 7 a.m. the day of the closure via web, social media, and the call center team. If you have a scheduled appointment at one of the sites Thursday, Friday or Saturday, check your email and phone messages before you leave for the appointment. If your appointment is canceled or modified due to weather, you will receive an email or message with details on rescheduling your vaccination. If the sites are open and operating but patients need to cancel their appointments, they can reschedule when the next round of appointments are available.

The taskforce is now able to provide general timing for when appointments are likely to be posted as well as when sites are open, if they have doses. Appointments for the Edmonds and Everett sites, when doses are available, typically open for a week at a time, posting over the weekend or early in the week (Monday or Tuesday). Appointments for the Arlington and Monroe sites, when doses are available, typically open for one or two days at a time, posting around 2 p.m. Note that exact timing for opening appointments is still likely to vary based on vaccine availability. Visit http://bit.ly/snocovaccine to get directly to the page with the registration links.

For those who do not have internet access or are otherwise unable to register online, the COVID-19 call center for Snohomish County is available at 425-339-5278. The call center can help answer questions and, if appointments are available, register people. However, call center staff cannot modify, verify or cancel an existing vaccination appointment.

 

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