Topic: Health & Wellness

Letter to the Community

Written on December 20, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

Dr. Frank James wrote this let­ter to share with you… Just to be clear. This is the qui­et before the storm. Be wise and pru­dent and don’t go out to eat, don’t trav­el for the hol­i­days, love the ones you are with now and have been with all along. Jan­u­ary will be the hard­est time in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Weekly Covid Case Update

Written on December 17, 2021 at 1:03 pm, by

Since the last update on Fri­day Decem­ber 10th, there have been 16 new con­firmed or prob­a­ble cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty. Cur­rent case count is now 466. While the trans­mis­sion source is not known for all these cas­es, a num­ber are tied to recent hol­i­day trav­el or recent family/friend gath­er­ings. There are approx­i­mate­ly sev­en unvac­ci­nat­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Self-Care for the Holidays

Written on December 16, 2021 at 8:43 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… Here come the hol­i­days! It’s a time to con­nect with the peo­ple that we love. It’s whirl of sparkling activ­i­ties and time-hon­ored tra­di­tions that can bring with it the stress of keep­ing up with our social cal­en­dars. Plus Covid. This  Con­tin­ue Reading

Lions Zoom Invitation

Written on December 14, 2021 at 10:26 am, by

Just got a call from Bruce Mar­tin with the Lions club. They’re hav­ing a guest speak­er at their meet­ing today at noon — Dr. House from Even­tide Health will be talk­ing about the future of health­care on the island and you’re invit­ed to attend via zoom. Here’s the info you will need to join:

Weekly Covid Case Update

Written on December 11, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

Since the last update on Fri­day Decem­ber 3rd, there have been 13 new con­firmed or prob­a­ble cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty. Cur­rent case count is now 450. There are approx­i­mate­ly two unvac­ci­nat­ed close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es cur­rent­ly in quar­an­tine in the islands. Lopez Island: There is one new case on Lopez Island since the last  Con­tin­ue Reading

HOT TOPIC #57: December 7, 2021

Written on December 9, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

COVID-19 updates from San Juan Coun­ty around sub­jects on the minds of islanders  The New Omi­cron Vari­ant and What it May Mean for the Islands The rise of a wor­ri­some new vari­ant is front and cen­ter in head­lines for good rea­son, but as is so often the case, find­ing the bal­ance between irra­tional fear and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Update from San Juan Island School District Superintendent

Written on December 5, 2021 at 4:11 am, by

Can you believe it? Win­ter break is almost upon us. Wasn’t it just yes­ter­day that we opened our school doors to full day, in-per­­son instruc­tion? Even though this fall has flown by, last week’s Thanks­giv­ing cel­e­bra­tion remind­ed me we have much to be grate­ful for in our pub­lic schools. Hope­ful­ly you have noticed the rebuild­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Weekly Covid Case Update

Written on December 3, 2021 at 12:57 pm, by

Since the last update on Fri­day Novem­ber 26th, there have been 6 new con­firmed or prob­a­ble cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty. Cur­rent case count is now 437. There are approx­i­mate­ly four unvac­ci­nat­ed close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es cur­rent­ly in quar­an­tine in the islands. Lopez Island: There are no new cas­es on Lopez Island since the last  Con­tin­ue Reading