Dear Lynnwood Community Members,
The holiday season is upon us, typically the most joyful season of all. However our community, our nation and are world are still struggling to combat this global pandemic. It can be easy to let our guard down, but we can’t give up yet. Right now COVID-19 cases are rapidly rising in Snohomish County, across Washington State and the United States, and right here in Lynnwood. Not only are cases on the rise, but so are hospitalizations which is placing a great stress on our healthcare system.
Although these are difficult times, our City Leadership urges you to remain diligent. Please continue to wear face masks, keep up appropriate social distancing, limit your social gatherings, avoid large crowds, and if you are sick please stay home and contact your primary care physician or the Snohomish Health District to schedule a time to get tested for COVID.
Our holidays will be different this year. But there are ways to keep up the holiday spirit and bring joy. You can order cookies for your grandparents from your favorite bakery. You can play games with family members during a Zoom party. You can order takeout or a holiday meal from a local restaurant. You can donate holiday gifts to families in need. These are just a few ideas.
2020 is without a doubt one for the record books. We will never forget this year. But as we look back, I hope that we can remember how Lynnwood faced these unforeseen challenges, that our dedicated employees worked hard to support our community during this time, that community members made sacrifices for the greater good, and that community organizations rallied to support our neighbors in need.
I wish you all a happy, joyful, and safe holiday season.
Mayor Nicola Smith