Topic: Health & Wellness

An American Red Cross Update for Islanders

Written on May 18, 2020 at 5:54 am, by

We have all had to adapt to the COVID-19 virus. It has changed how we inter­act with each oth­er. Here in San Juan Coun­ty the Amer­i­can Red Cross main­tains an active local unit. We want to let our fel­low res­i­dents know that if any of you face dis­place­ment from your home because of a per­son­al  Con­tin­ue Reading

Delta Dental of Washington to Provide Financial Relief to Policyholders

Written on May 18, 2020 at 5:40 am, by

Delta Den­tal of Wash­ing­ton announced today it will be offer­ing four months of finan­cial relief in the form of a 25-per­­cent pre­mi­um reduc­tion* to its pol­i­cy­hold­ers, total­ing $30 mil­lion. With den­tal offices hav­ing been closed for all non-emer­­gency pro­ce­dures, Delta Den­tal is focused on pro­vid­ing val­ue back to its cus­tomers dur­ing this unprece­dent­ed pan­dem­ic. “With  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Still Coping With Coronavirus

Written on May 16, 2020 at 7:23 am, by

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Island Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… Its been a few months now of stay­ing home and stay­ing healthy, of wear­ing masks and gloves to the gro­cery store, of stay­ing six feet apart from friends we’d real­ly like to hug, of meet­ings on Zoom. How are  Con­tin­ue Reading

“COVID-19 Community Conversations” Round Six

Written on May 16, 2020 at 7:10 am, by

This week “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 www.sjccovid.com/conversations. This week we have two  Con­tin­ue Reading

Emergency Fund and Grant Updates from SJICF

Written on May 13, 2020 at 7:46 pm, by

Under­stand­ing both the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 in our com­mu­ni­ty is crit­i­cal for mak­ing a sus­tain­able plan. For more than 2 months, SJICF has con­tin­ued to stay vig­i­lant. San Juan Coun­ty is expe­ri­enc­ing a 27% unem­ploy­ment rate and is expect­ed to reach 30% very soon. This is twice the nation­al and WA state  Con­tin­ue Reading

Face Covering Signage For Businesses And Other Organizations

Written on May 12, 2020 at 5:42 am, by

In order to help San Juan Coun­ty busi­ness­es and oth­er orga­ni­za­tions pro­tect their employ­ees and cus­tomers, the Coun­ty COVID response team has pro­duced print­able posters to sup­port their effort. Two ver­sions are avail­able, one that is 8.5” x 11” (avail­able HERE), and the oth­er is 11” x 17” (avail­able HERE). As the world moves into  Con­tin­ue Reading

A Note from Eventide Health

Written on May 12, 2020 at 5:41 am, by

Pedi­atric care is still vital­ly impor­tant dur­ing this pan­dem­ic. We have con­tin­ued to accept vis­its for immu­niza­tions and oth­er rec­om­mend­ed care based on the Amer­i­can Acad­e­my of Pedi­atrics. We’re hap­py to announce that Dr. Mark Fishaut will begin telemed­i­cine this week uti­liz­ing the same Zoom method we’ve been using for the past month. As he  Con­tin­ue Reading

“COVID-19 Community Conversations” Round Five

Written on May 8, 2020 at 6:53 am, by

This week “COVID-19 Com­mu­ni­ty Con­ver­sa­tions” con­tin­ues with anoth­er three videos that high­light spe­cif­ic efforts from orga­ni­za­tions and peo­ple in our com­mu­ni­ty that pro­vide key ser­vices and pro­vide cru­cial lead­er­ship around the coun­ty. You can find our entire col­lec­tion of videos on our YouTube chan­nel “San Juan Coun­ty COVID-19 Response” at www.sjccovid.com/conversations. We now have fif­teen  Con­tin­ue Reading