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Vaccine watch: April 15, everyone over 16 is eligible

The Snohomish County Health District is currently vaccinating phases 1a, 1b1 and 1b2, and starting April 15, all Washingtonians over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive a... — Updated 4/1/2021 Full story

 By Gustavo Balderas    News

Update on schools reopening for grades 3-12 | Guest View

We want to follow up regarding next steps for offering in-person opportunities to serve our third- through 12th-grade students. As part of the memorandum of understanding (MOU)... — Updated 2/26/2021 Full story

 By Patric Haerle    News

Governor signs COVID-19 relief bill, allocating $2.2 billion in federal funding

Additional relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is on its way Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Feb. 19 that appropriates $2.2 billion federal dollars to be used for K-12 schools, public health, assistance to... — Updated 2/20/2021


The COVID-19 assistance hotline is here to help

The following is information from Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds): If you or someone you know is having trouble booking an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine, there's a number... — Updated 2/15/2021 Full story

 By David Pan    News

Prep sports returning Feb. 22

Are you ready for some football? Western Conference athletic directors approved the start of the first of three proposed high school sports seasons Feb. 3. The plan calls for... — Updated 2/11/2021


COVID testing sites closing in advance of expected snow

The Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce is closely monitoring the weather forecast, and updates point to freezing temperatures, some windy conditions, and the chance of snow, though it appears the greatest accumulation is likely to... — Updated 2/10/2021


State unveils COVID-19 vaccination plan for school employees

Equitably and safely vaccinating Washington state educators and school staff is the goal of the new “Get Ready” plan announced Friday, Jan. 29, by State Schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal and Kaiser Permanente Washington... — Updated 1/29/2021 Full story

 By Patric Haerle    News

State on track to allow schools to waive graduation requirements

Washington high school students wrestling with remote learning programs cobbled together as COVID-19 gripped the state in 2020 and now struggling to meet graduation requirements... — Updated 1/29/2021 Full story


Snohomish County to move to Phase 2 on Feb. 1

Ready to return to your favorite Edmonds restaurant? Us too. Snohomish County will be moving to Phase 2 in Washington's Roadmap to Recovery plan on Monday, Feb. 1, Gov. Jay Inslee... — Updated 1/29/2021 Full story


Free COVID testing at Meadowdale, MLT high schools

Four free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing events scheduled in the area. Testing remains a critically important step to decreasing the spread of the coronavirus. With COVID-19 rates... — Updated 1/25/2021 Full story


First cases of U.K. COVID-19 strain found in Snohomish County

On Saturday, the Washington State Department of Health, along with the Snohomish Health District and the UW Medicine Virology Lab, announced that the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 has been found in testing samples from the state. The... — Updated 1/24/2021 Full story


Mayor's virtual State of the City address is Jan. 21

Mayor Mike Nelson will have his first State of the City address 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21. Due to coronavirus restrictions, the meeting will be held virtually. You can watch... — Updated 1/22/2021 Full story


School superintendents: Move staff up on state's vaccination plan

The following letter was addressed to Gov. Jay Inslee Jan. 13. Dear Gov. Inslee: In December, we heard your clear message to bring back students in elementary grades and those who... — Updated 1/15/2021


Pramila Jayapal tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Seattle) said she has tested positive for COVID-19. "I just received a positive COVID-19 test result after being locked down in a secured room at the... — Updated 1/12/2021 Full story


Nurse gets vaccination shot | Through Your Lens

Lisa Gates of Edmonds received her first COVID-19 vaccine shot Jan. 3 at the Everett Clinic in Arlington. She works at Northpoint, a recovery center in Edmonds where she is a... — Updated 1/4/2021 Full story


Edmonds' Dr. George Diaz gets vaccinated

Dr. George Diaz, the Edmonds resident who treated the nation's first coronavirus patient, received his COVID-19 vaccination Dec. 18 at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett,... — Updated 12/30/2020 Full story


The 407 Coffee House closing on Main Street in Edmonds

The 407 Coffee House is closing on Main Street. It had replaced the Ganache pastry shop in April 2019, which had replaced Garden Gate. Below is the shop's post on the closing,... — Updated 12/27/2020 Full story


COVID rates down; update on vaccinations, schools

For the first time since early-September, the rolling two-week case rate in Snohomish County decreased, from 444 to 427 per 100,000 residents, reports the Snohomish Health... — Updated 12/22/2020 Full story


First doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Washington state

The first 3,900 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Seattle Monday, Dec. 14, the first of thousands of doses soon to be arriving. Four boxes of the recently approved Pfizer... — Updated 12/18/2020 Full story


Edmonds-Kingston: Final round trip suspended on Fridays and Saturdays

Washington State Ferries is asking the public to limit rides on state ferries to essential purposes only over the Christmas and New Year's holiday season. And with statewide... — Updated 12/18/2020 Full story


Dinner and the theater, COVID-safe | Arts & Appetite

Dinner and theater tickets? Possible during a pandemic? Yes, thanks to our very own Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) and a new restaurant in town, Fire & the Feast. I was... — Updated 12/17/2020 Full story


Restrictions extended to Jan. 4

Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday, Dec. 8, announced additional economic supports for workers and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Inslee also announced a three-week extension of the state’s current restrictions which will... — Updated 12/8/2020 Full story


Help support local business with Edmonds Festive Drink Bingo

Edmonds restaurants are known to support each other. You'll see them sharing each other's Facebook posts. Wishing new establishments well. So it's no surprise that the Edmonds... — Updated 12/5/2020 Full story


Drive-thru COVID testing back at Edmonds-Woodway High

A free, drive-thru, non-invasive COVID-19 testing event will take place at Edmonds-Woodway High School 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8. This event was originally planned to take... — Updated 12/5/2020 Full story


COVID-19 exposure notification tool available

Gov. Jay Inslee, along with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), on Nov. 30 announced the launch of WA Notify, an anonymous exposure notification tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The state Department of Health... — Updated 12/3/2020 Full story


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