Today, the Snohomish County Board of Health and Snohomish County Council both unanimously approved a variance request to move Snohomish County to Phase II of the Governor’s phased reopening plan.
We strongly support this action and encourage the State to act quickly to approve the variance request and move Snohomish County into Phase II. Our residents and businesses have made tremendous efforts to stay safe and help slow the spread of COVID-19, but they have also sacrificed greatly. We believe we are on the right path to recovery. We are incredibly thankful for our public health officials, emergency management professionals, and our local healthcare workers who have prepared our healthcare system to appropriately manage our County’s positive COVID-19 cases. With our healthcare system in good shape, we believe we are ready to slowly re-open businesses and get our residents back to work.
We look forward to continuing to work with our partners throughout the County to open in a safe and thoughtful manner, setting us on a path to economic recovery.
Mayor Barbara Tolbert, City of Arlington
Mayor Bob Colinas, City of Brier
Mayor Dan Rankin, City of Darrington
Mayor Cassie Franklin, City of Everett
Mayor William Clem, City of Gold Bar
Mayor Matthew Hartman, City of Granite Falls
Mayor Norm Johnson, Town of Index
Mayor Brett Gailey, City of Lake Stevens
Mayor Nicola Smith, City of Lynnwood
Mayor Jon Nehring, City of Marysville
Mayor Pam Pruitt, City of Mill Creek
Mayor Geoffrey Thomas, City of Monroe
Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, City of Mukilteo
Mayor John Kartak, City of Snohomish
Mayor Leonard Kelley, City of Stanwood
Mayor Russell Wiita, City of Sultan
Mayor Carla Nichols, Town of Woodway