|Watch for the Summer 2020 Canopy newsletter arriving in mailboxes mid-June! The article on this page is featured on the cover.|
Maintaining a focus on protecting your health and the health of those around you is critical as the public health and economic landscape changes regularly in response to the COVID-19 crisis. We are facing unprecedented circumstances with many unknowns, but one thing we at the Verdant Health Commission know is we all must do our part –
- Stay home when possible.
- Wash hands thoroughly.
- Use a face cover when you go out.
We cannot predict what the future holds, but we do know the virus affects different people in different ways. Staying home and protecting yourself will protect others as well, especially our community’s most vulnerable and at-risk of having complications from COVID-19. More than 90 percent of the deaths in Snohomish County linked to COVID-19 were people with underlying health conditions, according to data from Snohomish Health District.
“Underlying health conditions not only increase the risk of suffering from severe COVID-19 disease, but they also increase the risk of dying from the disease,” said Dr. Jim Distelhorst, Verdant commissioner. “This virus is affecting real people – our families, neighbors, and friends. Thanks to so many of you for practicing safety measures. Even though it’s inconvenient, it will save lives in the long run.”
Read more news from the Verdant Health Commission in its Summer 2020 Canopy newsletter.