On January 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health announced the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV also known as COVID-19) in the United States in Snohomish County. Since then, public health at the local, state, and national levels have been closely monitoring and advising the public on how to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which pass from human to human and others among animals. This virus may cause fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Public health in Snohomish County, Washington State Department of Health, and the CDC advise residents to stay calm, be prepared, and remain informed. The same steps you would take to prevent the spread of the flu and other respiratory viruses are critical to preventing the spread of coronavirus.
Please visit the following resource pages for up-to-date information, preparedness tips, and more: