Mayor Matt Larson today signed a proclamation of emergency that allows the City of Snoqualmie to quickly procure equipment, supplies, and services that may be needed if large numbers of residents and/or city staff contract COVID-19.
“My primary responsibility as mayor is to work to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our residents,” stated Mayor Larson. “There are no known cases of COVID-19 in Snoqualmie. If an individual were to be diagnosed with the illness, we will notify the community immediately and take appropriate measures in response.
“Our Department of Emergency Management is working with King County and Public Health to stay informed, provide information to the public to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and be ready to seek additional assistance if needed. Ensuring the health and well-being of our community is our highest priority.”
The City Council meeting scheduled for March 9 will occur as usual. This is an open, public meeting; however, city officials encourage people to watch the meeting livestreamed on the city’s YouTube channel.
There are two public hearings scheduled during the City Council meeting. The public can make comments verbally at the meeting, but city officials encourage people to submit written comments via email rather than at the meeting. Please send comments to email@example.com.
Details about the City Council meeting and public hearings are posted on the city website calendar.
Events and Gatherings
Based on Public Health’s latest guidance to postpone gatherings, the Winter Wine Walk scheduled for March 7 will be rescheduled. The CPR class scheduled at the Snoqualmie Fire Station on March 10 is cancelled.
What You Can Do to Help Reduce Risk
Individuals can do their part to stem the spread of COVID-19 by washing their hands often, staying home when sick and calling the doctor rather than going to a hospital if they have symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, fever. or respiratory problems. Older people, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems are strongly advised to avoid crowds.
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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Joan Pliego, PIO
City of Snoqualmie