Visitors Bureau Suspends Advertising

The San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau resumed its regional advertising campaign when County officials anticipated that we would be moving to Phase 3 within a day or two.

Many were surprised when the County Health officer postponed the original application to Phase 3, and then when the Governor paused all requests for phase changes, including ours, on July 2nd. This morning, we initiated the suspension of all advertising. All ads should be down by mid-week.  

We’ve been doing our best to balance a soft opening with community concerns for safety. To this end, we’ve created a “Stay Safe” page and checklist to partner with our visitors to keep our community safe.  

Posted on July 6, 2020 at 2:52 pm by

Categories: Business
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  1. We heard the first “come on out to the San Juans!” ads on NPR and then day after day before an official transition to Phase III. It was wise of the Governor and our officials to hold off given the surge in cases in over 40 states and respect for the giant petri dish effect of Independence Day gatherings.

    The actions of the Visitors Bureau were against the grain of our county’s success in avoiding an increase in COVID cases. The VB was dead wrong to jump the gun and proves that what matters is tourism and money not community well-being. You will be held accountable if we suffer an increase in cases.

    Comment by Steve Ulvi on July 7, 2020 at 8:09 am

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