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

Series: Coronavirus | Story 354

Last updated 7/30/2021 at 5:03pm

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 exhibiting mild symptoms on Wednesday and later got a COVID-19 test, receiving positive results earlier this morning.

Based on this timeline, the person was at the City Council Meeting during their infectious period.

The Edmonds City Council began in-person council meetings July 20. On July 20, the majority of councilmembers did not wear masks. On July 27, they all did. Only a few in the large audience Aug. 27 wore masks. There are no reports of COVID exposure at the two meetings.

The City of Lynnwood is working with the Snohomish Health District to contact and provide guidance to councilmembers, City staff and other known attendees. However, not everyone at the meeting signed in and/or provided a name or contact information, so the City is not able to identify who was at the meeting.

Those in attendance at the July 26 City Council meeting should monitor for any symptoms of COVID-19. Whether or not symptoms are present, they should consider getting tested between five and seven days after exposure.

According to the City of Lynnwood, anyone who was at the meeting and is not fully vaccinated (at least two weeks past your final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine) should quarantine until 14 days after the meeting, even if they do not have symptoms. If any symptoms develop, they should get tested and isolate until results come back.

Those who attended the meeting and are fully vaccinated should watch for symptoms and should isolate and seek testing if any symptoms develop.

If you were at the City Council meeting and are concerned about exposure, you can reach the Snohomish Health District at 425-339-5278.

If no one is immediately available to answer your call, leave a message and someone will follow up.


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