COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

 

Response to the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) outbreak in Snohomish County is an evolving situation.

 

With the safety of the public and first responders as our priority, Marysville Fire District is following guidance from county and state health officials on best practices to minimize spread of this illness.

 

Read the latest statement on how Marysville Fire District is responding here.

 

 

For the Latest Information: 

 

Snohomish Health District has updated information on confirmed cases, guidance for businesses and employers, elder care, schools and child care, healthcare providers, travelers and community organizations.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares more details on the illness and how it spreads as well as global cases.

 

Marysville Public Schools

 

Lakewood Public Schools

 

City of Marysville

 

Washington Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-800-525-0127, press#

 

 

Who Is At Risk?

 

Snohomish Health District identifies those at highest risk as people who are:

  • Over 60 years old
  • dealing with an underlying medical condition, like heart disease, lung disease or diabetes
  • have weakened immune systems
  • pregnant

 

The Washington Department of Health also identifies healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients, people in close contact with COVID-19 patients, and travelers returning from affected international locations as being at elevated risk.

 

Extra precautions are advised for any people in these high-risk groups.

 

 

How Can I Stay Healthy?

 

The most important thing you can do is remain calm, prepared and informed.

 

You can also take these steps:

  • Wash Hands Often with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer is good if you cannot wash your hands.
  • Keep Hands Away from mouth, nose or eyes to avoid transferring gerns.
  • Clean and Disinfect frequently used surfaces like counters, light switches, doorknobs and remotes.
  • Cover Coughs and Sneezes with a tissue, then throw tissue away and wash your hands.
  • If You Feel Sick, Stay At Home from work, school or other activities and avoid close contact with others.

 

 

What If I'm Already Sick?

 

If you believe you may have contracted COVID-19 and are experiencing mild symptoms, please call your primary care doctor instead of calling 911. In general, Snohomish Health District advises patients feeling sick with fever, cough or difficulty breathing to call your health care provider before going to get care. They can provide instructions for seeking care so that you do not expose others.

 

 

What Is Marysville Fire District Doing Differently?

 

Marysville firefighter/EMTs and paramedics are playing an important role in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, as we dispatch to treat sick patients.

 

Our number one priority is keeping our community and first responders safe. That is why we are taking measures to further reduce the risk of spreading this virus:

  • Firefighters are currently wearing extra protective gear on every medical call, including gloves, goggles and a mask.
  • All fire stations and our administration office are closed to the public until further notice, in adherence with social distancing recommendations. Services including blood pressure checks and business inspections will not be provided at this time.
  • Public education events are currently suspended, including our in-person car seat checks. Caregivers can receive a free car seat consultation over the phone by calling 425-446-0297 or by emailing cveley@marysvillewa.gov

Firefighters continue to respond to all emergency calls. If you do need to call 911 for any reason, it is critical to tell the dispatcher if you have symptoms including a cough, fever or difficulty breathing so firefighters can respond with appropriate equipment.

 

Patients who may have contracted COVID-19 but are not experiencing severe symptoms are encouraged to call your healthcare provider instead of calling 911. 

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Marysville Fire District
1094 Cedar Avenue
Marysville, WA 98270

(360) 363-8500 

 

Email: fire@marysvillewa.gov

 

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