City: One Edmonds resident has tested positive for COVID-19

The City of Edmonds says that one Edmonds resident has tested positive for COVID-19, and that person is currently under quarantine.

That information comes from Edmonds Mayor Nelson, who learned it from the Snohomish Health District, and was announced Monday on the city’s Facebook page.

“Edmonds residents are reminded that through reasonable precautions, such as social distancing, hand-washing, cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, and staying home if you are sick, we as a community can help slow the spread of this virus,” the city said in its announcement.

For detailed information about the virus and other updates visit the Health District’s website at: www.snohd.org/484/Novel-Coronavirus-2019

22 Replies to “City: One Edmonds resident has tested positive for COVID-19”

  1. it would be most helpful, if available, to know where this person was in recent days so that folks would be aware if they might have been in contact with this person.

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    1. Dayna, I think at this point that it will not be advertised where this person visited. It would turn those businesses into ghost towns. Have you also noticed that we are also being politically correct by not mentioning anything about those that have died from the virus except their age and if they are female or male. We can maybe falsely assume from what we have been told that all those that died are white. Because we are not being told the full truth, Chinese restaurants and other Assian business are possibly being less supported because we are more suspicious. When you filter the truth we all suffer unnecessary. I also think most business are suffering. We may begin see a few empty retail businesses in Edmonds, many may be restaurants. One case of Coronavirus can certainly curtail tourism in Edmonds. Has anyone visited Kirkland recently? The City of Edmonds has had a major push to bring more restaurants into town for more sales tax revenue. This is fine unless the economy sees a downturn.

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  2. Can you share contact tracing information.
    As an RN and a resident of Edmonds, I feel we need to be provided with responsible information that can help us not only help protect ourselves but also to have an informed decision making regarding our daily activity planning .

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  3. Thank you for keeping all of us informed as this nefarious disease runs rampant throughout our communities!

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    1. To all — that information has not been disclosed and I would venture that is related to patient privacy.

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      1. It should be known so we can stay away from that area. Or at least if this person got infected locally or abroad. It is important the public knows

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      2. That’s ridiculous! In order to best contain this dreadful virus the public needs to know if this person contracted it locally, travel in US or travel abroad. That does not hinder patient privacy. The city/CDC should be retracing their steps since becoming ill. That is the PRUDENT and RESPONSIBLE thing for the city to do. You are supposed to be PROTECTING alL of your people.

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  4. Would be safer to know…in case the person infected was at recent group going ons in Edmonds!

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  5. Westgate Chapel just announced it is temporarily suspending services after an older male congregant tested positive today. That individual is hospitalized and quarantined. Unknown if it’s the same individual.

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  6. While I certainly understand the desire for patient privacy, I don’t believe that identifying the area where the positive test occurred compromises that privacy at all. It is critical that we have all information, including where this person had been, in order to better protect ourselves, our families and our community.

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  7. The virus is everywhere. Many people have probably cycled through it not even realizing they had COVID-19. Kids are likely asymptomatic carriers. Just practice good common sense. Wash your hands, social distancing, etc. Panic doesn’t help.

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  8. I think the City of Edmonds should get with it with its messaging. The language “stay at home if you get sick” is not appropriate to the situation at all. It sends a very weak message. I would prefer “immediately self-quarantine, do not receive visitors, and get tested as soon as possible. If you test positive, notify all recent contacts so they can take proper measures including self-quarantine and testing. We must face up to the fact that early intervention is the best defense we have for what is now a pandemic. That is not panic, it’s facing reality. It is very likely that further testing will disclose a much higher rate of infection in this area.

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  9. I agree with Tracy Joy. The panic revolving around this thing right now is going to cause way more problems than the epidemic itself. Being right square in the middle of the most endangered demographic for bad outcome from exposure, I’m doing common sense things as suggested by the experts and keeping my social contacts as minimal as possible. That’s all I can do. So far the people dying from this virus are pretty much people who were already skating on pretty thin ice; if we can believe the reports, which I think we can. It’s good to try to minimize the spread but to the point of shutting down the economy and creating a sever recession or depression?

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  10. My first reaction was that I, too, want to know where the person has been. But then I thought about “and then what would I do?” I would do the exact same thing I would have done otherwise – watch for any symptoms, and if I developed any, self-quarantine and contact my doctor. The only difference is, I would have worried more, if I knew I’d been one of those places.
    When there were only a couple of cases, tracking contacts made sense. The virus is now out and about. If you’re taking the recommended measures and listening to your body, you’re doing all you can.

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    1. In the old days they put a huge sign on a persons house that said quarantined. I don’t think we are close to that. THere are not enough hospitals made to help all of us. Just be careful. THe regular flu is more deadly than this one. This one is very contagious but many say it really is the hardest on the elderly or people with prior serious illnesses. Those are the people we are trying to stop the spreading. Let’s not go crazy..if you dont feel comfortable out and about stay home. Buy toilet paper..I’m spending a small fortune with Amazon and other on line stores…eeek..bottom line “this too shall pass.” Don’t let the TV media make you crazy…and when it does I’m flying out on vacation somewhere hot.

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      1. (Joy Trevino) “THe regular flu is more deadly than this one.” Your statement is not accurate. COVID-19 is not the Flu. And “the regular flu” is not less deadly. It’s very important, if you post, you need to have accurate information due to the seriousness and severity of COVID-19. There are also many unknowns at present.

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  11. Char, my point is there is nothing more we can do at this point. MY remarks are what I heard by CDC. I’m not down playing it but we don’t know enough about it yet and hopefully it will get weaker as time goes by. But I’m tired of every channel talking about some aspect to it. It brings out tons of fear and we can rest assure there is a higher power watching over us.

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