More than 2,000 Snohomish County students quarantining due to COVID-19

Snohomish County Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters said roughly 2,000 students are quarantining after having close contact with COVID-19.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — While case rates and hospitalizations appear to be declining, Snohomish County Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters is urging parents, students and their support systems to help curb transmission at schools, childcares and other youth settings.

In early September, around the same time students across the state returned to classrooms full-time amid the pandemic, Snohomish County recorded 367 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases involving childcares, schools and youth sports.

Consequently, more than 2,000 close contacts were identified and resulted in quarantines among

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