Topic: Health & Wellness

New Positive Test Result Reported on San Juan Island

Written on June 15, 2020 at 6:17 pm, by

June 15, 2020: San Juan Coun­ty Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices staff have been noti­fied of a new pos­i­tive COVID-19 test result in San Juan Coun­ty, on San Juan Island. This brings the total num­ber of cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty to 16. This is the first pos­i­tive case of COVID-19 in near­ly six weeks and involves  Con­tin­ue Reading

“Back with a Twist: Inner Journey Collage© Online”

Written on June 12, 2020 at 4:20 pm, by

Col­lage isn’t just a fun activ­i­ty or a way of clev­er­ly recy­cling old mag­a­zines and greet­ing cards. Col­lage can be one form of art ther­a­py that heals! That research-based asser­tion inspired me to cre­ate Inner Jour­ney Col­lage© (IJC) for women in 2012. Since then, IJC work­shops have been held at island venues like XYZ Move­ment  Con­tin­ue Reading

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center adjusts visitor policy to allow for limited visitor access

Written on June 11, 2020 at 2:10 pm, by

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash., June 11, 2020– Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter has adjust­ed its vis­i­tor pol­i­cy to allow for lim­it­ed vis­i­tor access until COVID-19 is no longer a pub­lic health threat. Patients who are not COVID-19 sus­pect or pos­i­tive are allowed one des­ig­nat­ed vis­i­tor dur­ing their stay. Two vis­i­tors are allowed on a case-by-case basis for:  Con­tin­ue Reading

The Power to Change

Written on June 10, 2020 at 6:15 am, by

If you are suf­fer­ing from the effects of domes­tic vio­lence or sex­u­al abuse, you are invit­ed to take part in a women’s group which will lead you towards the love and care you desire for your­self and oth­ers. This 8 week course begins on June 23rd, 2020 and runs from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The course  Con­tin­ue Reading

Businesses and Guests Must Work Together to Safely Reopen

Written on June 9, 2020 at 11:54 am, by

In the SJ Update Mail­bag today we find this let­ter to you from the Vis­i­tors Bureau… Dear Fel­low Islanders, The world may no longer resem­ble the one we knew in ear­ly March, but San Juan Coun­ty has risen to the occa­sion of meet­ing the COVID-19 chal­lenge head-on. Now, as we start to take steps to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Update to PHD Meeting Notice

Written on June 9, 2020 at 11:47 am, by

San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict No. 1, has pre­vi­ous­ly giv­en pub­lic notice of a spe­cial meet­ing, to be held on Wednes­day June 10, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. to be held remote­ly under COVID-19 emer­gency rules. Attached is an agen­da, and addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion. Call-In Num­ber for the Pub­lic (509) 824‑1884 Con­fer­ence ID: enter 731 543 224#  Con­tin­ue Reading

The Governor’s “Safe Start” Plan and What it Means for San Juan County

Written on June 8, 2020 at 1:41 pm, by

On May 29th, Gov­er­nor Inslee released fur­ther details on his “Safe Start” plan, a phased approach to re-open­ing Washington’s econ­o­my. Safe Start lays out a mea­sured approach to mov­ing for­ward through the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic by mod­i­fy­ing phys­i­cal dis­tanc­ing mea­sures and allow­ing busi­ness­es and oth­er activ­i­ties to slow­ly resume. This arti­cle will answer some com­mon ques­tions  Con­tin­ue Reading

Big Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program

Written on June 8, 2020 at 1:39 pm, by

Busi­ness­es should take a sec­ond look at the Pay­check Pro­tec­tion Pro­gram (PPP) in light of sub­stan­tial revi­sions signed into law on Fri­day June 5th. The Pay­check Pro­tec­tion Pro­gram Flex­i­bil­i­ty Act makes sev­er­al major changes to the PPP. These changes may make the pro­gram more attrac­tive to busi­ness­es that had decid­ed against using it and more  Con­tin­ue Reading