Topic: Community

A Message From The Mullis Community Senior Center

Written on March 15, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

The health and safe­ty of our com­mu­ni­ty is a shared respon­si­bil­i­ty and one that we take seri­ous­ly. The San Juan Coun­ty Health Depart­ment rec­om­mends that peo­ple at high­er risk of severe ill­ness should stay at home and away from large groups of peo­ple. Peo­ple at high­er risk include those: Over 60 years of age With under­ly­ing health  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Fire & Rescue Stations Temporarily Close To Public

Written on March 14, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – As a pre­cau­tion dur­ing the COVID-19 out­break, all San Juan Island Fire and Res­cue Sta­tions, includ­ing the main fire sta­tion at 1011 Mullis Street in Fri­day Har­bor are tem­porar­i­ly closed to the pub­lic. All pub­lic meet­ings in our facil­i­ties, includ­ing use of the main sta­tion by the Depart­ment of Licens­ing, are  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Library To Close

Written on March 13, 2020 at 4:06 pm, by

Dear Patrons, We want to express our grat­i­tude for your sup­port and patience dur­ing the COVID-19 out­break. In response to Gov­er­nor Inslee’s announce­ment today that all Wash­ing­ton State schools were to close, the San Juan Island Library has made the dif­fi­cult deci­sion to also close the Library, effec­tive Sun­day, March 15th. This clo­sure is in accor­dance with our Epi­dem­ic and Pan­dem­ic Response pol­i­cy and will remain  Con­tin­ue Reading

Farmer’s Market Stays Open, Takes Measures For Public Health

Written on March 13, 2020 at 3:40 pm, by

Dear San Juan Island Mar­ket Shop­pers, As a small island com­mu­ni­ty, there is a grow­ing con­cern here in San Juan Coun­ty regard­ing the spread of the nov­el coro­n­avirus (COVID-19), which has all of us think­ing about the pre­cau­tions we need to take to stay healthy. As an orga­ni­za­tion root­ed in com­mu­ni­ty con­nec­tions and health, we  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Updates Cancellations

Written on March 13, 2020 at 3:37 pm, by

Dear SJCT Com­mu­ni­ty, As of Gov­er­nor Inslee’s announce­ment this after­noon, Wash­ing­ton State schools will be closed March 17-April 24. All per­for­mances and events at SJCT will also be can­celled dur­ing this time as we do our part to help con­tain the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. In addi­tion to the per­for­mances already can­celled on our web­site, the fol­low­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County To Declare an Emergency Responding to COVID-19

Written on March 13, 2020 at 1:50 pm, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil will be met­ing Fri­day, March 13 to declare an emer­gency in response to the COVID-19 out­break. By declar­ing an emer­gency, San Juan Coun­ty can ful­ly employ all emer­gency response plans, uti­lize coun­ty resources and autho­rize emer­gency expen­di­tures for the response through­out San Juan Coun­ty. There will be no restric­tions or  Con­tin­ue Reading

Novel Coronavirus, Covid-19: Information and Cancellations

Written on March 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm, by

Basic pre­cau­tions encour­aged at this time include; wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and if you are sick stay home. Our coun­ty health offi­cials have put togeth­er some good infor­ma­tion. See the links below. If you are can­celling or post­pon­ing an event let us know and we will post it here. Stay safe. Be well.  Con­tin­ue Reading

OPALCO Offices Close For Safety — Business Remains Open

Written on March 13, 2020 at 5:20 am, by

Con­tact OPALCO by tele­phone or email to pre­vent viral spread. OPALCO is clos­ing its offices to the pub­lic on Mon­day, March 16 in order to help keep co-op staff healthy and our sys­tem run­ning smooth­ly. All busi­ness ser­vices are avail­able by tele­phone and online. “We are open for busi­ness,” said Gen­er­al Manger Fos­ter Hil­dreth. “We  Con­tin­ue Reading

At the Update: Cancellations and Information

Written on March 12, 2020 at 10:18 am, by

In these unusu­al times here at the San Juan Island Update we are doing our best to keep up with impor­tant infor­ma­tion regard­ing Nov­el Coro­n­avirus, Covid-19 and how it relates to our com­mu­ni­ty as well as post­ing local can­cel­la­tions as they come in. We are keep­ing a run­ning list of can­cel­la­tions post­ed just below the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Help Needed to Maintain Blood Supply

Written on March 12, 2020 at 9:45 am, by

The next blood dri­ve at the Mullis Cen­ter (589 Nash Street in Fri­day Har­bor) is sched­uled for Thurs­day March 19 between 10am and 4pm. Please come and give blood… An impor­tant mes­sage from Blood­works North­west…  COVID-19 has incit­ed much uncer­tain­ty and con­cern about what is next for our community’s health. While we see the gro­cery store shelves emp­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Singers Spring Concert Cancelled

Written on March 11, 2020 at 5:05 am, by

San Juan Singers Spring Con­cert, Celtic Roots, at the San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre planned for Fri­day March 13 and Sat­ur­day March 14 has been cancelled. 

Live Stream Update on the Status of COVID-19 Today, March 9 at 3:00 pm

Written on March 9, 2020 at 11:16 am, by

Live stream update on the sta­tus of COVID-19 and San Juan County’s response TODAY at 3pm San Juan Coun­ty will host a live stream update on the sta­tus of COVID-19 and San Juan County’s response TODAY at 3pm.  The link for the live stream is:,5838. The broad­cast update will include staff from San Juan Coun­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

Coronavirus Update From San Juan Island School District

Written on March 9, 2020 at 9:42 am, by

I want­ed to give you all a more detailed update on our School Dis­trict plan­ning if our island expe­ri­ences the Coro­n­avirus.  Please know that cur­rent­ly WE HAVE NO KNOWN CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS IN SAN JUAN ISLAND. Our Coun­ty Depart­ment of Health is not sug­gest­ing that schools should be closed down now…but they are advis­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Frequently Asked Questions for the Islands about COVID-19

Written on March 8, 2020 at 11:04 pm, by

By Dr. Frank James, Health Offi­cer, San Juan Coun­ty Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices  Mark Tomp­kins, Direc­tor, San Juan Coun­ty Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices Bren­dan Cow­an, Direc­tor, San Juan County/Friday Har­bor Depart­ment of Emer­gency Man­age­ment COVID-19, and the coro­n­avirus that caus­es it, are dom­i­nat­ing the news, our con­ver­sa­tions and like­ly, our imag­i­na­tions. Infor­ma­tion regard­ing COVID-19 is  Con­tin­ue Reading

Happy International Women’s Day!

Written on March 8, 2020 at 1:36 pm, by

Inter­na­tion­al Wom­en’s Day is cel­e­brat­ed on the 8th of March every year around the world. Here, island women lead the way at the 2017 Wom­en’s March…

FHFF Presents: The Biggest Little Farm, Q&A on Local Family Farms

Written on March 7, 2020 at 5:10 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val Best of the Fest Win­ner Win­ter Series presents The Biggest Lit­tle Farm, by award win­ning film direc­tor John Chester. San Juan Island Food Co-Op man­ag­er Kristin will be present for Q&A: Why we sup­port local fam­i­ly farms and how that sus­tains our island com­mu­ni­ty. Don’t miss this “fresh air for the  Con­tin­ue Reading