City News Release
March 1, 2020
Snoqualmie Monitoring Regional COVID-19 Developments
Snoqualmie, WA – The King County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated following the emergence in King County of the novel coronavirus, named COVID-19, in several people and one death. The King County EOC will provide regional coordination in support of county and local operations for King County residents.
The City of Snoqualmie Department of Emergency Management is closely monitoring the situation and is working with the King County Department of Emergency Management and Public Health to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of Snoqualmie residents, employees at local businesses, and visitors to our community.
If an outbreak were to occur in the Snoqualmie community, the City of Snoqualmie would activate its emergency management plan and coordinate local response with the county and state.
What You Can Do
Most coronavirus illnesses are mild with fever and cough. The majority do not require hospital care. A much smaller percentage of cases are severe and may include pneumonia, particularly in elderly people and people with underlying medical conditions.
While it’s understandable that people are concerned, there are specific actions that can reduce risks.
- Wash hands frequently. Don’t touch your face, mouth, or nose before washing.
- Watch a video showing effective handwashing and share it with children.
- Regular use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer covering all surfaces of the hands and rubbing them together until dry will decrease risk that the virus is transmitted to you or other people, but this is not as effective as hand washing.
- Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Have a plan to care for family members should they get sick.
A public hotline has been set up by Washington State Department of Health for individuals seeking information about their personal situation: 1-800-525-0127.
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City of Snoqualmie
Public Hotline for COVID-19 1-800-525-0127