Vaccinations now at Ash Way site, other COVID-19 updates
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — COVID-19 case rates are slowly sliding down from September, but the delta variant still dominates caseloads.
Vaccination services added
New last week, the county’s Health District added vaccination services at its site at the Ash Way Park & Ride, which is a stop for Community Transit buses.
It also does COVID-19 testing appointments there.
The vaccination schedule is Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The testing schedule is Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To get an appointment to be tested, go to www.snohd.org/testing
To get more information on getting a vaccine appointment, go to www.snohd.org/covidvaccine
Vaccine card to be
required for big events
Starting in mid-November statewide, people will need to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test to enter venues with 1,000 or more people indoors or 10,000 or more people outdoors. Gov. Jay Inslee announced the new requirements on Thursday, Oct. 14.
School districts report staff now largely vaccinated
Two school districts told the Tribune that much of their staff are vaccinated.
In Snohomish as of Oct. 13, among the district’s approximately 1,100 regular employees, “about 98.6% have been fully vaccinated or have requested a medical or religious exemption,” district spokeswoman Kristin Foley said. Of its approximately 1,525 employees (including substitutes, coaches, etc.), “about 89.3% have been fully vaccinated or have requested a medical or religious exemption.” The district has received 124 exemption requests and had denied 13 as of Wednesday, Oct. 13.
In Everett, “99.5% of Everett Public Schools staff are vaccinated” as of Thursday, Oct. 14, the district said. As of that day, there were only eight employees who had not proven vaccine status or requested an exemption, spokeswoman Kathy Reeves said.
The Monroe School District did not respond.
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