Three New COVID Cases on San Juan Island, County Expects Pfizer Vaccine to be Approved for Children Soon

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Since the last update on Friday, April 23, total cases in San Juan County have increased from 176 to 179.
There are six close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine.

San Juan Island
There are three new cases on San Juan Island since the last update. Two of the new cases are from a single household and the transmission source is related to off-island travel.

The third new case is a close contact of the two cases listed above.

There are three positive cases under active monitoring on San Juan Island at this time.

Orcas Island
There are no new cases on Orcas Island since the last update. There are no confirmed positive cases under active monitoring on Orcas Island at this time.

Lopez Island
There are no new cases on Lopez Island since the last update. There are no confirmed positive cases under active monitoring on Lopez Island at this time.

Shaw Island
There are no new cases on Shaw Island since the last update. There are no confirmed positive cases under active monitoring on Shaw Island at this time.

Overall

Case trends in Western Washington seem to have plateaued and are starting to decline. However, overall case volumes are still quite high.

Those who are unvaccinated should continue to be thoughtful about their off-island interactions and recognize that the risk of infection is still quite high if engaging in high-risk behavior. If you are unvaccinated and engage in unmasked indoor social contact with other unvaccinated individuals, it is important to minimize your exposure when returning to the islands.

Stay tuned for information about the vaccination of children 12 and over. Approval for the use of the Pfizer vaccination in those 12+ is expected any day, with opportunities for vaccination here in the islands soon to follow. As always, monitor www.sjccovid.com for the latest information.

Posted on May 8, 2021 at 10:21 am by

Categories: Health & Wellness, Safety

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