New Case on Orcas Island

Posted July 7, 2020 at 6:15 am by

July 6, 2020: Over the week­end, the San Juan Coun­ty Health & Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vice Depart­ment was noti­fied of a new pos­i­tive test result from a res­i­dent of Orcas Island.

The patient has been asymp­to­matic and was test­ed as part of a rou­tine med­ical screening.

The Coun­ty team has been active­ly inves­ti­gat­ing over the hol­i­day week­end, and close con­tacts of the patient have been noti­fied and are being tested.

Like all cas­es, this one should serve as a reminder to all of us to main­tain cau­tion and aware­ness about the risk of COVID transmission.

Over the 4th of July week­end, many island res­i­dents have engaged in social activ­i­ties with friends and fam­i­ly that may have been a bit more relaxed than at any point over the past months. Some of those friends and fam­i­ly may have been vis­it­ing from off-island. This uptick in activ­i­ty, along with increased vis­i­tor traf­fic sug­gests that the next week or two would be an espe­cial­ly good time to dial back our wider inter­ac­tions and take a mea­sure of poten­tial impacts from any recent relaxed atten­tion to social distancing.

As always, those indi­vid­u­als who are at high-risk from COVID should be espe­cial­ly care­ful and extreme­ly thought­ful about when and how they and oth­ers in their imme­di­ate house­hold choose to engage with the broad­er community.

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3 comments...

  1. So is it true that they only have one test to test for all the covid or is it that they have 19 dif­fer­ent test to test for 19 dif­fer­ent strands of

    Comment by John on July 7, 2020 at 2:59 pm
  2. So is it true that they only have one test to test for all the covid or is it that they have 19 dif­fer­ent test to test for 19 dif­fer­ent strands of it

    Comment by John on July 7, 2020 at 2:59 pm
  3. John, it’s called Covid-19 because it was first dis­cov­ered in 2019.

    Comment by Tim Dustrude on August 24, 2020 at 10:14 am

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