COVID-19 daily report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: March 27, 2020

Publisher’s note: We have created this ongoing report on information related to COVID-19 as it applies to our communities. It will be updated regularly to reflect changing information.

Our latest coverage

Council votes to remove firearms restrictions from mayor’s emergency powers; OKs temporary lift of plastic bag ban

In an open letter, Edmonds mayor asks landlords to work with business tenants

Edmonds Kind of Play: From online P.E. to Rick Steves travel classes, more ways to keep families busy at home

Scene in Edmonds: Learning to learn remotely at Holy Rosary School

In a high-risk group for COVID-19 and at home? Decon station instructions from a university professor

Edmonds School District to begin remote teaching March 30

Snohomish County PUD temporarily suspends reading meters, amends billing process

Updated March 27: Directory of Edmonds restaurants offering takeout, delivery

Sponsor spotlight: New coronavirus law requires small business to provide paid leave

Port of Edmonds moving into emergency operations status March 28

Washington State Department of Health update

We’re All In This Together

Remember early March? The kids were in school, and we only needed to stay home from work if we were sick. Today, the US has more cases of COVID-19 (81,321 and growing) than any other country in the world, including Italy and China. This virus has deeply affected all of us. It has changed the way we shop, the way we interact, the way we learn, the way we work, the way we worship, the way we play, and the way we plan for the future. And just as the virus has affected us all, we all have a responsibility to stop it. All of us. Young and old. We are all in this together, and, unless we are doing something on the governor’s list of essential activities, we need to just stay home. Not run to the office quick to get the mouse I wish I brought home. Not drive to the beach where surely there won’t be that many people. Not visit my friend just for a minute. Not let the kids play with the neighbor kids. We need to stay home. We are all in this together, at least six feet apart.

Are you looking for ways to help?

Are you a health care practitioner licensed in another state? We are now activating emergency volunteer health practitioners for the COVID-19 response. Under this program, a volunteer health practitioner who is licensed in another state may practice in Washington without obtaining a Washington license. These emergency volunteers will help meet emerging demands for health practitioners in areas impacted by COVID-19. A health practitioner must be in good standing in their home state and be registered with the Department of Health as an emergency volunteer. For more information and to register, see the .

Are you eligible to donate blood? Blood donation is an essential activity because it saves lives. Contact to make an appointment. In order to meet social distancing recommendations and ensure the best and safest experience possible, they are accepting scheduled appointments only. It’s important for donors to keep their appointments, and make future appointments now to ensure blood stays available in our community.

Do you know a child? Call or videochat with a child today and listen to how their day was. Did they read a book today? Maybe you can read one with them.

Do you know someone who lives alone? Social distancing may be particularly isolating for them. Reach out and let them know you are thinking about them.

Stay tuned to our blog for more information on how you can help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Daily update on COVID-19 case numbers

Our is updated daily with the number of people confirmed to have positive cases and the number of people who have died of COVID-19 in Washington State. As of this writing, 3,700 people in Washington have tested positive for COVID-19, and 175 have died of the disease. We are very likely to see more people with COVID-19 identified in the coming days.


One Reply to “COVID-19 daily report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: March 27, 2020”

  1. Take the statistics with a helping of salt… Looking at the fine print of the graph, we see that “probable” cases contribute to the statistics presented, including deaths. On the 4th of this month, the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, with the National Vital Statistics System, released the following statement:

    “It is important to emphasize that Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death.”

    Recognizing that tests are being rationed for members of the public with symptoms not in a healthcare setting, and about 9 out of 10 tests come back negative for COVID-19, we cannot be certain how many reported deaths are actually caused by COVID-19 versus those where the illness is merely assumed to be present.


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