Topic: Health & Wellness

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

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

From San Juan County 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  Continue Reading

San Juan County has 0 Reported COVID Deaths, Leads Nation in Vaccinations

Written on May 8, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan County San Juan County is leading the way in COVID-19 vaccination rates. The county has also not had a death related to the coronavirus. Mass clinics will no longer be offered locally. Look for a more targeted vax effort going forward. Kids are at risk, but we are hopeful that ages 12  Continue Reading

San Juan is First County in State to Vaccinate over 60% of Population

Written on May 6, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan County It’s a race against COVID, not other jurisdictions, but San Juan County is the first in Washington to crack 60% for the percentage of population initiating vaccination, according to the state department of health.  These numbers include those who received their shots on the mainland and listed a San Juan County  Continue Reading

Free Walk-In COVID Vaccine Clinic Tuesday at San Juan County Fairgrounds

Written on May 2, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan County A walk-in Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine clinic will be held 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds.  If you can, register in advance here, or use the QR code above. Or just show up and we’ll get you quickly signed up at the door. Please help  Continue Reading

San Juan Island COVID Cases Increase by Three; about 66% of Islanders have Started Vaccinations

Written on May 2, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, April 16, total cases in San Juan County have increased from 173 to 176. Note that there are 12 close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine. San Juan Island There are two new cases on San Juan Island since the last update. Both  Continue Reading

Mobile Dental Van Scheduled May 5-8 on San Juan, May 10-13 on Orcas

Written on April 29, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan County The Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Van is returning to the San Juan Islands.  San Juan The van in partnership with Fish for Teeth and San Juan County Health and Community Services is back in Friday Harbor May 5-8. The van team will be providing teeth cleaning in addition to oral  Continue Reading

Walk-Up Vaccine Clinic

Written on April 27, 2021 at 7:08 pm, by

Please help spread the word! There will be a walk-up COVID vaccine clinic on San Juan Island for those 18 or older on Wednesday April 28th from 1:00pm – 6:00pm. Location is the old InterIsland Medical Center in Friday Harbor (550 Spring Street). This clinic will be for the single shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Friday Harbor Electric Adds Mullis Center Power Source for Dental Vans

Written on April 27, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

Dental Vans will no Longer use Generators Thanks to Free Installation   “Island Senior” is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae. The Mullis Center, the mobile dental clinics and their patients, plus the entire neighborhood around the Mullis Center can breathe a big sigh of relief. Thanks to  Continue Reading

San Juan Island COVID Outbreak Contained, Six New Island Cases Reported

Written on April 24, 2021 at 10:41 am, by

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, April 16, total cases in San Juan County have increased from 166 to 173. There are 25 close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine. San Juan Island There are six new cases since the last report on San Juan Island. Three of these  Continue Reading

San Juan County Urges Islanders to Register For Local COVID Vaccine Clinics

Written on April 22, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

More than a Thousand Appointments Available   From San Juan County As of Tuesday, more than 1,000 vaccine appointments were available for San Juan County’s upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan islands. Sign up at www.sanjuanco.com/1737/COVID-Vaccine-Info as soon as possible to ensure a spot. This is the best opportunity for islanders  Continue Reading

More than 1K Openings for San Juan County COVID Vaccine Clinics Available

Written on April 21, 2021 at 6:59 am, by

From San Juan County As of Tuesday, more than half of the 3,100 COVID vaccine registration slots for upcoming clinics were available.  San Juan County will be hosting three large clinics next week on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Islands. Registration is open until filled, and links to sign up are at www.sanjuanco.com/1737/COVID-Vaccine-Info. For months,  Continue Reading

Fish For Teeth Brings Mobile Dental Clinic to Friday Harbor May 5-8

Written on April 20, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Fish For Teeth Islanders can receive affordable dental care, thanks to the local nonprofit Fish for Teeth. The mobile dental van will be at the Millis Community Center on San Juan Island in Friday Harbor from Wednesday, May 5 through Saturday, May 8. “Many volunteers and local businesses work as a team to bring  Continue Reading

Take Child Care Survey For Parents, Businesses to Close Service Gaps on San Juan Island

Written on April 19, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center In November 2020, the Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center received a Childcare Partnership Grant from the Washington Department of Commerce to conduct a community-wide assessment of child care needs and create an action plan to improve capacity. Options include infant and toddler care, longer child care  Continue Reading

Island Senior: I’m Vaccinated, Now What?

Written on April 18, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae. It’s been a little confusing lately. Just as some of us have had our vaccines and given them a few weeks to sink in, San Juan Island has experienced a surge in positive Covid cases. According to San Juan  Continue Reading

San Juan Island has Eight New COVID Cases, Mostly from High School Sports Breakout

Written on April 17, 2021 at 10:00 am, by

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, April 9, total cases in San Juan County have increased from 154 to 166. There are 40 close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine. San Juan Island There are eight new cases since the last report on San Juan Island. One of these  Continue Reading

COVID Vaccine Registration Opens Tuesday for Islanders 18 and Over

Written on April 17, 2021 at 9:51 am, by

National Guard to Vaccinate 3K Islanders From San Juan County The same U.S. National Guard team that vaccinated 2,000 islanders in February and March will return to the islands at the end of April to help vaccinate an additional 3,100 individuals.  Registration for these clinics opens 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 20. Visit www.sanjuanco.com/1737/COVID-Vaccine-Info at 9  Continue Reading

Washington State Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccine after 149K Administered in State

Written on April 13, 2021 at 9:28 pm, by

Six Cases Out of 6.8 Million Doses Nationwide Resulted in Brain Blood Clots   From the Washington State Department of Health The Washington State Department of Health will pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine statewide starting immediately, following the guidance of the FDA/CDC. Use of that vaccine will be put on hold  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Has 13 New COVID Cases, Majority From School Sports Breakout

Written on April 11, 2021 at 10:26 am, by

From San Juan County Orcas Island There are no new cases on Orcas Island since the last update, and 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, and no confirmed positive cases under active monitoring on  Continue Reading

‘Don’t Travel, Don’t Host’: With San Juan Island COVID Cases Up, County Urges Restrictions

Written on April 8, 2021 at 7:09 am, by

From San Juan County Due to a significant surge in positive COVID cases in the San Juan Island community, residents are instructed to take the following actions to prevent further spread. Immediately limit high-risk indoor contact with those outside of your household. This includes vehicles, workspaces, socializing between children, and other sources of prolonged high-risk  Continue Reading

County, Nonprofits Host Mobile Dental Visits On San Juan, Orcas, Lopez

Written on April 6, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan County Residents of San Juan County who don’t have dental insurance or who are covered by Medicaid, which is called Apple Health in Washington, can get free or reduced-cost dental care at upcoming mobile clinics on each of the islands. This is a public-private partnership making dental care available. Data from 2019  Continue Reading

Should You Travel During Spring Break? San Juan County Provides Advice

Written on April 4, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan County Cases are rising across the United States, Washington and here in San Juan County. No one knows for sure how steep this next wave of cases will be or how long it will last. The expectation is that it could be severe (variants + very relaxed precautions = more COVID), but  Continue Reading

Registration For COVID Vaccinations On San Juan Opens Monday

Written on April 3, 2021 at 10:59 pm, by

Lopez, Orcas Vaccinations Available At Local Providers From San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services will be opening registration for first dose vaccine appointments at 9 a.m., Monday, April 5. These appointments will be for San Juan Island. Lopez doses will be administered by Lopez Island Pharmacy and Orcas doses will be given  Continue Reading