Executive Constantine released the following statement on the IDM report on COVID-19 spread:
"The data in the Institute for Disease Modeling report offer much needed hope that we are making progress against this pandemic, and that our strong physical distancing policies are having their intended effect of keeping people healthy.
"We have been at this for months, setting up the Health & Medical Area Command on Jan. 21 to coordinate our COVID-19 response – the same day we learned of the nation’s first case in Snohomish County – immediately issuing advisories to hospitals and healthcare providers. We began setting up and transforming properties across the region to serve as isolation and recovery facilities, and we ordered events to be canceled.
"Daily life has been turned upside down, and I know people are anxious, seeing days pass without a paycheck, not knowing when kids will get back to school. The bit of good news in today’s IDM report should strengthen our resolve to do everything we can to keep people safe, and to get through this crisis together."
For more information, contact:
Chase Gallagher, Executive Office, 206-263-8537