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.
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 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.
What Should I Do to Stay Healthy?
Health experts recommend wearing a mask in public, frequently washing your hands and social distancing. That means everyone, young and old, should avoid all non-essential contact. If you must go out, limit your trips and stay six feet apart from others.
A statewide public health order requires people to wear a cloth facial covering in public. Face coverings are required in Snohomish County.
Who Is At Risk?
The potential public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, both globally and to the United States. However, individual risk is dependent on exposure. People who are close contacts of someone with a confirmed case of the 2019 novel coronavirus are at higher risk.
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.
Where Can I Donate?
We've received many generous donation offers from the community - THANK YOU! At this time, the primary need throughout Snohomish County is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for first responders and healthcare providers. Visit www.givewelllocal.org to share your available resources. Monetary donations are accepted online only. Any additional questions can be sent to email@example.com.
For the Latest Information:
For comprehensive information on Washington State's COVID-19 response, visit www.coronavirus.wa.gov.
Washington Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-800-525-0127, press#
Snohomish Health District has updated information on confirmed county cases, guidance for businesses and employers, elder care, schools and child care, healthcare providers, travelers and community organizations.