King County is at a COVID-19 daily infection rate of approximately 53 per 100,000 people according to Public Health statistics posted on the King County COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
Cases are decreasing but the King County target is 25 or fewer per 100,000 people to move to Phase 3 of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Washington phased reopening.
The data dashboard is updated daily between 3 and 5 p.m. and shows a myriad of statistical data including those for Snoqualmie.
The infection rate in Snoqualmie has increased slightly in past weeks, but cases have been low overall. According to the county dashboard, since February 25 there have been 93 positive cases in Snoqualmie, three hospitalizations, and zero deaths.
What You Can Do to Help Reduce Risk: Double Down
It’s time to double down on prevention measures. As time goes on, there can be COVID-19 fatigue with some people being tired of wearing masks, adults and teenagers congregating in groups of more than five, and, likely, a decrease in regular handwashing.
To reduce the spread, save lives, and move toward Phase 3, please revisit and follow these practices.
- Wash your hands often for at least twenty seconds.
- Wear masks in public as required by state law.
- Stay six feet apart from anyone outside of your household.
- Limit contact to five, other than those in your household.
- Older people, pregnant women, and those with compromised immune systems are strongly advised to avoid crowds.
- Stay home when sick. Call the doctor rather than going to a hospital with symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, fever, or respiratory problems.
- Consider taking the temperature of all household members each morning and stay home if there is a fever of 100.4°F (38°C).
Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in Snoqualmie
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital COVID-19 testing site is a drive-thru service and will be open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Testing is recommended only for those with current symptoms or a recent direct and unprotected exposure to a known positive case. Registration forms will be delivered to waiting cars closest to the entry tent and can also be downloaded prior to arrival. Photos of insurance cards and identification will be taken onsite. More Info: www.snoqualmiehospital.org or 425-831-2300
Drive-thru Flu Shots in Snoqualmie in October
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is also offering drive-thru flu shots for the entire family. Hours are Monday and Thursday 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.; Monday through Friday 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.; and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The immunizations are covered by all insurance plans; the hospital does the billing. Photos of insurance cards and identification will be taken onsite. Affordable Access members have a flu shot included in their plan. More Info: www.snoqualmiehospital.org or 425-831-2300
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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