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 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Potlatch Bistro changes service style to evolve with the state of the industry

Shubert Ho's Potlatch Bistro at the Edmonds Waterfront Center has switched to a counter-service model Aug. 30 as it needs to cut down on labor costs and has had to deal with supply... — Updated 9/9/2021 Full story

 

Rotary Club cancels Edmonds Oktoberfest

The Edmonds Rotary Club announced Wednesday, Sept. 8, that Edmonds Oktoberfest has been postponed due to the rise in COVID cases in King and Snohomish counties. It had been scheduled Sept. 24-25 Frances Anderson Center. The rate... — Updated 9/9/2021

 
 By Natalie Kahn    News

Mask up! Senior living homes still playing it safe

The other day at City Park, you might have noticed a group of seniors enjoying a picnic and the spray park. Or maybe you spotted the orange-and-white bus parked nearby. Last... — Updated 8/19/2021

 

Governor orders most state employees get vaccinated

Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday, Aug. 9, announced a requirement for most state workers, on-site contractors, and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. State employees, and workers in private health... — Updated 8/12/2021 Full story

 

Attending a council meeting? Masks 'strongly encouraged'

Based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, those attending meetings in council chambers are now strongly encouraged to wear masks. Council meetings are held 7 p.m.... — Updated 8/2/2021 Full story

 

Back on: City sets revised mask-wearing policy for employees

The City has returned to requiring employees who are working indoors to wear a mask or face covering regardless of vaccination status. It became effective Wednesday, July 28. The... — Updated 7/30/2021

 

In Lynnwood: Possible COVID-19 exposure at July 26 council meeting

Today, July 30, the City of Lynnwood was notified that a member of the community who attended the July 26 City Council meeting has tested positive for COVID-19. This person began... — Updated 7/30/2021 Full story

 

In-person Oktoberfest returning to Edmonds

An in-person Oktoberfest is back in Edmonds for September. The Edmonds Rotary Club program, which kicked off in 2019, was forced to go virtual last year due to the pandemic. This ye... — Updated 6/14/2021

 

Approved city staff may go maskless next week

Edmonds City employees can rip off their masks beginning Monday, June 7. With updated guidance from Labor and Industries, the City of Edmonds announced Friday that fully vaccinated... — Updated 6/10/2021 Full story

 

Remembering, honoring: Drive-thru Memorial Day in Edmonds

After skipping the Memorial Day ceremony last year due to coronavirus restrictions, the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium board welcomed back visitors in a drive-thru... — Updated 6/3/2021 Full story

 

Edmonds Log Cabin Visitor Center reopens

The Edmonds Log Cabin Visitor's Center, managed by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, is reopening its doors. Locals and out-of-town visitors are welcome to stop in and say "Hello"... — Updated 6/3/2021 Full story

 

Community Transit offers customers free rides to get vaccination

Starting today, May 24, Community Transit will offer people free rides on the bus to get their COVID-19 vaccination. The free round-trip does not require customers provide any... — Updated 5/26/2021 Full story

 

Reminder: Mask up for the farmers market

Christina Martin, manager of the Edmonds Museum Garden and Summer Markets, reminds residents and visitors that, as required by the State Department of Health, all vendors will be... — Updated 5/23/2021 Full story

 
 By Jerry Janacek    News

Drive-thru Memorial Day planned in Edmonds

In 1982, 39 years ago, Edmonds citizens gathered at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery to observe Memorial Day. But unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as in 2020, given the ris... — Updated 5/20/2021 Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

COVID-test scammers booted from Edmonds

The message is clear: Don't get a COVID test from anyone offering them on the streets of Edmonds. Better yet, just get a COVID vaccine shot in your arm, which is as easy as making... — Updated 5/13/2021

 

Snohomish County to remain in Phase 3 for now

Gov. Jay Inslee today, May 4, announced a two-week pause on movement in the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan. Under the pause, every county will remain in its... — Updated 5/4/2021 Full story

 

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

 

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