Health officials asking those who attended large Stanwood party to get tested for COVID-19, quarantine

Health officials asking those who attended large Stanwood party to get tested for COVID-19, quarantine
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STANWOOD, Wash. — Snohomish County health officials are asking people who attended a large house party in Stanwood last week to get tested for COVID-19 and to quarantine at home.

The party happened on June 19 and there were about 40 to 70 people at the location.

The Snohomish Health District said a guest at the gathering tested positive for COVID-19 and since then, the staff have determined that not all the attendees can be identified or contacted.

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Health officials are asking the people who went to the party to get tested and should remain quarantined at home through July 4 unless they develop symptoms or test positive. If they test positive, they will be provided additional instructions by the Health District.

Those who attended the party are encouraged to get tested immediately to prevent further spread to others.

“Even though some larger events like weddings or funerals are permissible in Phase 2, we encourage caution by event planners and guests. Smaller is still much safer,” said Dr. Chris Spitters, health officer for the Health District. “Also ask yourself if it’s an important enough event for you to stay home afterward for two weeks. If not, it might be better to sit that one out. If so, still wear that face cover, keep your distance and practice good hand hygiene.”