Emerging from the Covid-19 Pandemic
After nearly two years, our community is fully emerging into a new normal resulting from the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.
On March 12, 2022, both King County and Washington State ended a mask mandate and other pandemic related capacity restrictions. Covid-19 rapid and PCR tests, as well as vaccines, are now readily available throughout the Eastside. For local testing and vaccinations visit the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Covid-19 Resource page.
Masks are still required in a few places, including:
- Healthcare and medical facilities, including hospitals, outpatient, dental facilities, and pharmacies
- Long-term care settings
- Public transit, taxis, rideshare vehicles (federal requirement)
- Correctional facilities
Continuing Health Precautionary Measures
Additionally, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) advises that even though masks are no longer required in many places, individuals may want to continue to wear a mask for added protection against COVID-19, including those who are immunocompromised, those living with someone immunocompromised, or simply those who may just feel safer wearing a mask. Everyone should assess their own personal risk when making this decision.
Washington State Dept. of Health ForWArd Plan
As Washington’s COVID-19 response continues to evolve, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has laid out its long-term ForWArd plan to keep people safe and healthy as we move to the next phase of the pandemic and co-exist with COVID-19 for the foreseeable future.
Federal Funding to Support Economic Recovery
As our region progresses into this new normal, the City of Snoqualmie is focused on ways to support its residents and help businesses recover from the financial impacts of the two-year pandemic, including providing grants to businesses, non-profits, and community organizations that support individual residents.