Topic: Health & Wellness

Keep your child safe by staying up to date on vaccinations during COVID-19

Written on June 29, 2020 at 8:34 am, by

While there isn’t a vac­cine against COVID-19 yet, the good news is that vac­cines can pro­tect chil­dren from 14 oth­er seri­ous dis­eases. Delay­ing or miss­ing vac­cines could put your child, your fam­i­ly and your com­mu­ni­ty at risk for these dis­eases. Vac­ci­nat­ing chil­dren on time is the best way to pro­tect them. Talk with your child’s  Con­tin­ue Reading

Business Assistance Deadline June 30th, 2020

Written on June 26, 2020 at 10:29 am, by

The last day to apply for the Pay­check Pro­tec­tion Pro­gram (PPP) is June 30th, 2020. As of today, June 26th, there is plen­ty of mon­ey in the pro­gram, and restric­tions which may have deterred some busi­ness­es have been loos­ened. To apply for this pro­gram, con­tact your banker. If your bank is no longer offer­ing these  Con­tin­ue Reading

Keeping the San Juans Safe: A Partner Pledge & Visitor Guidelines Checklist

Written on June 26, 2020 at 8:05 am, by

A note from the Vis­i­tors Bureau… Fri­day Har­bor, WA — Sum­mer is here, and that nor­mal­ly means an increase in vis­i­tors to our Islands. While 2020 is redefin­ing what ‘nor­mal’ is, there are steps the tourism indus­try is tak­ing to safe­ly wel­come vis­i­tors back to the Islands. One of our most impor­tant goals is to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Labs closed on the 4th of July

Written on June 26, 2020 at 7:45 am, by

For many islanders, it is a long-stand­ing tra­di­tion to come to UW Fri­day Har­bor Labs (FHL) on the 4th of July to sit on the break­wa­ter or bluffs to watch the fire­works in the har­bor – it’s one of the best view­ing sites!  So we are sad­dened to announce that this year, access to the FHL grounds  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Requests Phase 3 Approval

Written on June 24, 2020 at 2:02 pm, by

June 24, 2020: Fol­low­ing a rec­om­men­da­tion from San Juan Coun­ty Health Offi­cer Dr. Frank James, both the Coun­ty Board of Health and the San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil approved sub­mit­ting an appli­ca­tion to the WA State Sec­re­tary of Health to enter a mod­i­fied ver­sion of Phase 3 of the Governor’s four-phased Safe Start Wash­ing­ton plan. The tim­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Update on Recent San Juan County Cases

Written on June 24, 2020 at 9:13 am, by

June 24, 2020: Over the past week, San Juan Coun­ty report­ed three new COVID-19 cas­es. Two were on San Juan Island and one on Lopez Island. The Coun­ty Health & Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vice Department’s sur­veil­lance team has per­formed ini­tial inves­ti­ga­tion, con­tact trac­ing, and test­ing for each of these cas­es. It is impor­tant to know that mon­i­tor­ing of  Con­tin­ue Reading

Merry-Ann Keane to leave PeaceHealth

Written on June 23, 2020 at 2:14 pm, by

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash., June 23, 2020–Charles Pros­per, chief exec­u­tive of Peace­Health, North­west, announced today that Mer­ry-Ann Keane, chief admin­is­tra­tive offi­cer for Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter, had informed him of her deci­sion to leave Peace­Health to be clos­er to fam­i­ly abroad. Keane’s last day will be July 17, 2020. In a state­ment that was sent to  Con­tin­ue Reading

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center thanks community for overwhelming support

Written on June 22, 2020 at 4:25 pm, by

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash., June 22, 2020– Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter (PIMC) wants to express its grat­i­tude and appre­ci­a­tion to the San Juan Coun­ty com­mu­ni­ty. Over the past sev­er­al months since COVID-19 began impact­ing our region, this com­mu­ni­ty has nev­er wavered in express­ing its sup­port to Peace­Health health­care work­ers. To date, near­ly 15 busi­ness­es, orga­ni­za­tions  Con­tin­ue Reading