Topic: Health & Wellness

We’ve been here before: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Written on June 3, 2020 at 5:53 am, by

SJI His­tor­i­cal Muse­um is back with their His­to­ry Col­umn for June… Although it’s now been a lit­tle over 100 years since the out­break of the Span­ish Flu, many of us grew up hear­ing a grandparent’s sto­ries of fam­i­ly expe­ri­ences with the dou­ble punch of world war and an influen­za pan­dem­ic known as the Span­ish Flu. San  Con­tin­ue Reading

An Update from Eventide Health

Written on June 1, 2020 at 7:28 am, by

June 1 marks a mile­stone for Even­tide Health. It’s the begin­ning of our 6 month mark, but it’s also the actu­al start of our orga­ni­za­tion. It’s tak­en us far longer than antic­i­pat­ed to get all of the exten­sive gov­ern­men­tal and insur­ance process­es done to be a ful­ly sep­a­rate enti­ty from San Juan Health­care (which now  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Coping With Coronavirus — Phase 2

Written on May 31, 2020 at 10:14 am, by

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… It is sum­mer in the San Juans and San Juan Coun­ty has moved into Phase 2 of our state’s four-phased Safe Start Wash­ing­ton plan. What does this mean for island seniors as local busi­ness­es slow­ly begin to open up, the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Positive COVID-19 Case with Ties to San Juan Island

Written on May 30, 2020 at 12:09 pm, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Health & Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices sur­veil­lance and con­tact trac­ing team is active­ly inves­ti­gat­ing a pos­i­tive COVID-19 case with ties to San Juan Island. The case tech­ni­cal­ly belongs to anoth­er coun­ty due to both the patient’s res­i­dence and the test­ing loca­tion being on the main­land, how­ev­er the patient had recent­ly worked in San  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Courts Offer New Process for Reducing Court-Ordered Debts

Written on May 29, 2020 at 5:07 pm, by

For those who have court-ordered fines and fees, San Juan Coun­ty Dis­trict Court and Supe­ri­or Court are offer­ing a new, eas­i­er way to ask the courts to reduce or for­give your debts – and many peo­ple qual­i­fy for relief. Over the past few years, the Wash­ing­ton Supreme Court and our state leg­is­la­ture have great­ly changed  Con­tin­ue Reading

“COVID-19 Community Conversations” Round Seven

Written on May 29, 2020 at 1:47 pm, by

After tak­ing a week off, “COVID-19 Com­mu­ni­ty Con­ver­sa­tions” con­tin­ues with anoth­er set of videos high­light­ing spe­cif­ic efforts from orga­ni­za­tions and peo­ple in our com­mu­ni­ty that pro­vide key ser­vices and cru­cial lead­er­ship around the coun­ty. You can find our entire col­lec­tion of videos on our YouTube chan­nel “San Juan Coun­ty COVID-19 Response” at This week  Con­tin­ue Reading

HOT TOPIC #24: Three Critical Medical Updates — May 28, 2020

Written on May 28, 2020 at 4:46 pm, by

COVID-19 updates from San Juan Coun­ty around sub­jects on the minds of islanders San Juan Coun­ty Health & Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices wants to share three sim­ple but incred­i­bly impor­tant pieces of infor­ma­tion about health­care in our com­mu­ni­ty. If You’re Expe­ri­enc­ing Covid Symp­toms, Talk to Your Med­ical Provider About Get­ting Test­ed Med­ical providers in the islands are  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec – June & July Adult Fitness via ZOOM

Written on May 28, 2020 at 2:22 pm, by

Island Rec is con­tin­u­ing to car­ry class­es with Jacque­lyn Reiff and Kate­ri­na Wen through the end of July via Zoom. All class­es will be accessed through a live Zoom video link that is sent to you each morn­ing of class. Sign up for the whole month, or a drop-in option is also avail­able. To reg­is­ter, please  Con­tin­ue Reading