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Inslee extends statewide COVID restrictions to Jan 11

Gov Inslee

By Office of the Governor | Press Release Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a one-week extension of the “Stay Safe–Stay Healthy” proclamation, along with the statewide restrictions imposed. The extension of the statewide restrictions will now expire on January 11, 2021. No changes were made in the proclamation aside from the expiration date. “Our consistent mission has […]

Inslee eases restrictions on youth sports, restaurants, wedding receptions, and more

By Office of the Governor Pause to County phases still hold. As of October 6, Snohomish County is designated a Moderate Level County (46.0 cases / 100,000 / 14 days). Therefore, no competitions of any kind against other teams, allowed for high risk sports such as: football, rugby, wrestling, cheerleading with contact, dance with contact, […]

Inslee allows museums, bowling, agritourism to reopen in Phase 2 counties

By: Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff OLYMPIA, WA- Museums, bowling, and agritourism will now be allowed to reopen under Phase 2 of Governor Jay Inslee’s Safe Start Plan, according to modified guidance announced Thursday, August 20.  “We have worked with stakeholders for weeks and sometimes months to arrive at these guidelines,” said Inslee. “We […]

Inslee to pause counties moving ahead in the Safe Start Washington plan indefinitely

Jay Inslee

By Office of the Governor | Press Release JULY 28, 2020 — Gov. Jay Inslee today released an additional guidance document following last week’s announcement of guidance updates in Washington’s Safe Start phased reopening plan following the extension of the proclamation.  Also, Inslee today extended the pause indefinitely on counties moving ahead in the Safe […]

Employers to play a critical role in COVID-19 response according to Health District

Dr. Chris Spitters

Organizations encouraged to review requirements and develop internal procedures By Snohomish Health District | Press Release SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – As new COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Snohomish County, the Snohomish Health District encourages all employers to review local and state requirements for re-opening. This includes the need to create a Safe Start plan […]

Inslee to businesses: Do not serve those without face coverings

Jay Inslee

By Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff Governor Jay Inslee announced new initiatives in response to recent statewide spikes in the coronavirus, requiring businesses to refuse service to customers not wearing facial coverings, as well as a two-week pause on all counties’ ability to advance into the next phase of his Safe Start Plan.   During […]

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Snohomish County phase 2

By Snohomish County Health District and contributions from Lynnwood Times staff, Mario Lotmore Updated 2:03 p.m.: Added Lynnwood Councilwoman Julieta Altamirano-Crosby’s statement Update: 1:56 p.m.: Added Phase 2 does and don’t graphic released by the Snohomish Health District Update, 1:35 p.m.: Added Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring’s statement Update, 12:45 p.m.: Added Lynnwood Councilwoman Shannon Session’s […]

County application for Phase 2 officially submitted

Safe Start Washington

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — In a series of back-to-back special meetings on Friday, May 29, the Board of Health and Snohomish County Council, in a show of bi-partisan support, voted unanimously to approve resolutions in support move to Phase 2 of the state’s Safe Start plan. The plan was submitted today, June 1, by Snohomish […]

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