Mukilteo, WA – There is growing concern among residents about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and how the County, the City of Mukilteo and schools are preparing. There have been some confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Snohomish County, with the number of cases still increasing.
The Snohomish Health District (SHD) is working with the Washington State Department of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to closely monitor this disease.
“We understand that people are concerned about this situation,” said Mayor Jennifer Gregerson. “The Snohomish Health District is doing a great job distributing accurate information, and I encourage our residents to seek and share accurate information during heightened concern of this outbreak. Keep yourself and your household healthy by following the recommended precautions from the SHD and CDC—ensure excellent personal hygiene, and wash your hands frequently.”
The most important thing residents can do is to remain calm, prepared, and informed. It is also important to follow standard illness prevention tips: the same steps you take to reduce the spread of flu or other respiratory illnesses are the key tools for reducing the spread of coronavirus. Wash your hands frequently, get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat healthy foods and try to keep calm.
This is an evolving situation, and residents are encouraged to check with the Health District frequently for updates. Their website is https://www.snohd.org/484/Novel-Coronavirus-2019.