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The City of North Bend was notified on September 30, 2020 that the Seattle - King County Department of Public Health is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak associated with the Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie. As of today, at least 25 cases are connected to this outbreak, including 23 Salish staff and two guests.
Per Seattle - King County Public Health guidance, the City of North Bend is encouraging residents who visited the Salish Lodge & Spa as overnight guests or visited the Lodge, restaurant, spa or gift shop as a day visitor from September 16th through September 30th be tested for COVID-19, monitor for symptoms and avoid close contact with others. Public Health recommends that anyone who visited the lodge during this time quarantine and stay away from others for 14 days.
For those who visited from September 5th through September 15th and did not develop COVID-19 symptoms, Public Health guidance is that you do not need testing or to quarantine for 14 days unless recommended or required by your healthcare provider or Public Health.
For those seeking testing and currently without symptoms, the ideal testing window is at least five to seven days after visiting the Salish Lodge & Spa. If you develop COVID-19-like symptoms, get tested right away. More information about testing, including a list of free test sites, is available on King County’s COVID-19 testing webpage.
According to King County Public Health, Salish Lodge & Spa is fully cooperating to implement recommendations and is facilitating testing for staff to reduce the risk of further transmission. Out of abundance of caution, Salish Lodge & Spa is also temporarily suspending operations and will be working with Public Health – Seattle & King County to determine when it is safe to restart operations.
The City of North Bend will provide updates as more information becomes available.
COVID-19 symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact (within about 6 feet) from person-to-person. Some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus. COVID-19 may also be spread by a person touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes.