Possible COVID-19 Exposure at July 26 City Council Meeting

LYNNWOOD, WA (July 30, 2021) – Today, the City of Lynnwood was notified that a member of our community who attended the July 26 City Council Meeting, has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual began exhibiting mild symptoms on Wednesday and subsequently got a COVID-19 test, receiving positive results earlier this morning. Based on this timeline, the individual was at the City Council Meeting during their infectious period.

The City of Lynnwood is working with the Snohomish Health District to contact and provide guidance to Council Members, City Staff and other known attendees. However, not everyone at the meeting signed in and/or provided a name or contact information, so the City is not able to identify who was at the meeting. 

If you were in attendance at the July 26 City Council Meeting, we strongly encourage you to monitor for any symptoms of COVID-19 (listed below). Whether or not symptoms are present, you should consider getting tested between five and seven days after exposure. 

Anyone who was at the meeting and is not fully vaccinated (at least two weeks past your final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine) should quarantine until 14 days after the meeting, even if they do not have symptoms. If any symptoms develop, get tested and isolate until results come back. Answer or promptly respond to calls from public health staff. If someone tests positive, they’ll be provided with additional guidance about the isolation period.

Those who attended the meeting and are fully vaccinated should watch for symptoms and should isolate and seek testing if any symptoms develop.

If you were at the City Council meeting and are concerned about exposure, you can reach the Snohomish Health District at 425-339-5278. If no one is immediately available to answer your call, please leave a message and someone will follow up.

Symptoms of COVID-19: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. 

Testing: Drive-thru testing information is available at www.snohd.org/testing, or you can contact your primary healthcare provider or pharmacy. Testing is a good idea regardless of vaccination status. 

More Information: For more information on COVID-19, visit www.snohd.org/COVID or call 425-339-5278. 


Content Source: City of Lynnwood Press Release

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