Topic: Health & Wellness

Use SNAP Benefits at San Juan, Orcas Farmers Markets

Written on May 31, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

The San Juan Island Farmers Market. From San Juan County The Orcas and San Juan Island Farmers Markets are set up to accept SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known in Washington as Basic Food. SNAP helps people with low incomes make ends meet by providing monthly benefits to buy food. To find out  Continue Reading

One New COVID Case on San Juan, One on Lopez

Written on May 28, 2021 at 7:25 am, by

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, May 21, the total cases in San Juan County have increased from 187 to 189. There are 21 close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine. This number would be far higher if not for a number of close contacts being fully vaccinated. The  Continue Reading

Walk-up Vaccine Clinics Available through June on San Juan, Orcas, Lopez

Written on May 27, 2021 at 7:06 am, by

Clinics are for ages 18 and up   From San Juan County The San Juan County vaccine team will be operating single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine clinics on Orcas, Lopez, and San Juan Islands through June. These clinics will be one of the best remaining opportunities for COVID vaccination in the islands. After June,  Continue Reading

Seven New COVID Cases in San Juans, All on Orcas

Written on May 23, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, May 14, total cases in San Juan County have increased from 180 to 187. There are 28 close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine. This number would be far higher if not for a number of close contacts being fully vaccinated. San Juan  Continue Reading

Join Boo Boo and Island Rec for a Park Workout

Written on May 22, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Island Rec Join Island Rec for a 1-hour complete body workout. Meet Boo Boo in person at John O. Linde Community Park to get your sweat on while enjoying the outdoors. No equipment required. This class is great for all fitness levels and abilities. Boo Boo will always have modifications ready. Ages: 14+ When:  Continue Reading

San Juan County Mask Order to be Reviewed by June 26

Written on May 21, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan County The San Juan County Health Officer is continuing to require face coverings be worn inside businesses. This policy will be reviewed no later than June 26, when all of the 12-17 year-olds receiving their first shots over the coming week will be fully vaccinated. The intent is to limit indoor unmasked  Continue Reading

Winners from Island Rec’s First Annual Pickleball Tournament

Written on May 20, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Island Rec Island Rec was joined by over 50 pickleball players the weekend of May 15 at its first annual pickleball tournament. A big thank you to Roche Harbor for hosting all our local pickleball enthusiasts. Congratulations to Christine and Kevin Lee for winning first place in Saturday’s mixed doubles and to Gib and  Continue Reading

Compass Health Opens Everett Behavioral Health Housing Friday

Written on May 20, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Compass Health In May, Compass Health marks two significant milestones in its Broadway Campus Redevelopment project, a regional center in Everett to support behavioral health needs across Northwest Washington. Its phase one permanent supportive housing facility officially opens Friday, May 21, following the May 18 approval of $14 million in state capital funding to  Continue Reading

San Juan’s John Geyman Releases New Book on Access to Affordable Health Care

Written on May 19, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By John Geyman, M.D. “America’s Mighty Medical-Industrial Complex: Negative Impacts and Positive Solutions” by John Geyman, M.D., gives background on the rise of an enormous medical-industrial complex over the last 60 years. It has brought wealth to corporations and stockholders at the expense of most Americans who struggle to gain access to affordable health care.  Continue Reading

San Juan County Mask Order Still in Place, Despite CDC Recommendation

Written on May 16, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

Officials Say Indoor Masking Protects Unvaccinated Children   From San Juan County The Center for Disease Control has recently released new guidance on wearing masks for fully vaccinated individuals. That announcement has been followed by the governor’s decision to more or less match the CDC guidance. Fully vaccinated means two weeks past your final shot.  Continue Reading

One New COVID Case on San Juan Island

Written on May 16, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, May, total cases in San Juan County have increased from 179 to 180. There are four close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine. There is one new case on San Juan Island since the last update. This new case is a close contact  Continue Reading

Ages 12 and Up can Register for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez

Written on May 14, 2021 at 6:59 am, by

From San Juan County Ages 12 and older can now register for COVID-19 vaccine clinics on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands. Find full details and links to register at www.sanjuanco.com/1737/COVID-Vaccine-Info. This is the Pfizer vaccine. It was approved for use with those 12 years and older May 12. The second shots will be three  Continue Reading

Learn to ‘Process the Pandemic’ with Holistic Life Coach Online

Written on May 14, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

By Deb Langhans, holistic life coach, Journeys to Healing Journeys to Healings presents “Processing the Pandemic” Inner Journey Collage© Workshop from 10 a.m.-noon and 3-5 p.m. Sunday, June 27 online for $50.  The scourge of COVID-19 has upended our lives as the most horrific pandemic since 1918. While vaccines provide hope for eventually defeating the  Continue Reading

Apply for Affordable Health Insurance Coverage through State through Aug. 15

Written on May 13, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Washington Health Benefit Exchange Health coverage purchased on Washington Healthplanfinder became much more affordable May 6 as the Washington Health Benefit Exchange rolled out new savings to help Washingtonians with the cost of their individual health insurance. Under the new American Rescue Plan Act, over half a million people statewide will find more savings  Continue Reading

Letter: San Juan County Board Reviews County’s High Health Rankings

Written on May 11, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By Dale Heisinger M.D., Noel Monin, John Geyman M.D., Christine Minney, Jamie Stephens, Cindy Wolf, Kyle Davies, San Juan County Board of Health   Recently the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin published the county health rankings for states.   The rankings were based on health outcomes and health factors (see countyhealthrankings.org for comprehensive view).   In Washington  Continue Reading

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