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5th wave hits county… Delta strain!

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., August 17, 2021 — A county-wide increase of 1,168 new COVID cases since August 9th for a cumulative total of 42,580 since January 2020.  A total of 642 people have died, an increase of 3 deaths within the same period. ICU capacity is at 90% with 75 people currently in county hospitals […]

TeleHealth Access for Seniors

By Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff Local students are fostering accessible healthcare for senior and low-income communities throughout the coronavirus pandemic with donated devices, virtually connecting them with their practitioners.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth- or virtually facilitated healthcare-related services- has grown as a popular alternative to in-person visits in efforts to mitigate the […]

CoveXXX-19: Has King County Public Health gone too far?

On October 9, Public Health – Seattle & King County posted a video on its official Instagram account promoting the use of “gloryholes” as a safer way to have sex during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the post, ” A barrier—like a wall or a shower curtain—between you and your partner allows sexual contact but […]

Free drive-thru COVID testing Dec. 5 in Lynnwood

A free, drive-thru, non-invasive COVID-19 testing event is scheduled 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Community Life Center, 19820 Scriber Lake Road in Lynnwood. The Verdant Health Commission and Medical Teams International are coordinating this event, with support from Northwest Church, Volunteers of America Western Washington, and Lynnwood Police. Hygiene supplies will be available […]

Inslee letter urges Congress to immediately resume COVID-19 relief negotiations

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By Office of Governor Jay Inslee | Press Release Gov. Jay Inslee sent a letter on November 19 to congressional leadership and the Trump administration, urging an immediate restart to negotiations on another coronavirus relief package that can be passed and signed into law before the end of the year. The letter reads, in part: […]

Inslee announces cap on third-party delivery fees to help restaurants

By Office of Governor Jay Inslee | Press Release Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a new cap on fees charged to restaurants by third-party delivery platforms, such as Uber Eats, DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates and others.  “We recognize the challenges posed by COVID-19 to our restaurant community, and we’re grateful to third party delivery platforms that […]

Gimme a Break: The Great Toilet Paper Run of 2020, parte deux!

By Dio Alexander | Lynnwood Times Contributor They say the sequel is sometimes better than the original. Whether it’s The Empire Strikes Back to the original Star Wars or The Dark Knight to Batman Begins, there’s a lot of anecdotal evidence for this claim. The sequel to spring’s Great Toilet Paper Run of 2020 could give those films a run for […]

Edmonds Police Foundation’s Holiday Dash won’t be in-person this year

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By Dio Alexander | Lynnwood Times Contributor It’s that time of year again; that most wonderful time of the year when you can shamelessly wear your ugly holiday sweater to your loved ones’ collective chagrin or go for a run, breathing in that crisp, chilly autumn air. Actually, you can do both this year, because […]

Tuesday is your last day to enjoy indoor dining before the holidays

By Dio Alexander | Lynnwood Times Staff Restaurants and bars will be closed for indoor service starting 11:59pm on Tuesday, November 17. Only outdoor dining and to-go service is permitted following current guidelines. Table size will be limited to five persons for outdoor dining. Retail and grocery stores will be limited to 25% occupancy and […]

Gov. Inslee announces new state Department of Health secretary

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By Office of Governor Jay Inslee | Press Conference Gov. Jay Inslee holds a press conference to announce the new state Department of Health secretary. The new secretary will join the governor for the announcement to provide brief remarks and answer questions. Prior to the start of the COVID-19 response, current DOH Secretary John Wiesman […]

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