Topic: Safety

County Explains Increased Vaccine Eligibility and Reopening

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

From San Juan Coun­ty As most are aware until now vac­cine eli­gi­bil­i­ty has pri­mar­i­ly been lim­it­ed to med­ical providers, K‑12 and child care providers, and those over the age of 65. As of March 17, eli­gi­bil­i­ty has been expand­ed to the fol­low­ing groups (Phase 1b, Tier 2): Those who are preg­nant and over the age of 16  Con­tin­ue Reading

You’ve Been Vaccinated – Now What?

Written on March 15, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Coun­ty The recent CDC guid­ance for ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed indi­vid­u­als pro­vides clear and con­cise infor­ma­tion for those lucky enough to be vac­ci­nat­ed. This infor­ma­tion is only for ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed indi­vid­u­als, which is two weeks after your final dose. If you are ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed, you may: Vis­it indoors and unmasked with oth­er vac­ci­nat­ed indi­vid­u­als. Vis­it  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Opens COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Monday

Written on March 12, 2021 at 7:45 pm, by

From San Juan Coun­ty San Juan Coun­ty Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices will be open­ing reg­is­tra­tion for first dose vac­cine appoint­ments at 9 a.m., Mon­day, March 15. Those who are eli­gi­ble and wish to reg­is­ter for an appoint­ment should go to this web­site at 9 a.m., Mon­day, March 15. There will be links clear­ly marked for each clin­ic.  Con­tin­ue Reading

No New COVID Cases In San Juans For Third Week

Written on March 12, 2021 at 7:33 pm, by

From San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on Fri­day, March 5, total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have remained steady at 129. There are zero close con­tacts of a pos­i­tive case cur­rent­ly in active quar­an­tine. Orcas Island There are no new cas­es on Orcas Island since the last update. There are no pos­i­tive cas­es  Con­tin­ue Reading

State Announces Tier 2 Eligible for COVID Vaccine, Spectator Sports Returning

Written on March 11, 2021 at 7:47 pm, by

From Wash­ing­ton Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee’s Office Gov. Jay Inslee announced March 11 that Healthy Wash­ing­ton: Roadmap to Recov­ery will be tran­si­tion­ing from a region­al approach to a coun­­ty-by-coun­­ty eval­u­a­tion process. The gov­er­nor also announced a new third phase of the Roadmap, a return for in-per­­son spec­ta­tors for pro­fes­sion­al and high school sports. Effec­tive March 22,  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Prepares COVID Vaccinations For Teachers, Child Care Providers

Written on March 10, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Coun­ty The Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Health will be send­ing San Juan Coun­ty Health & Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices a ship­ment of vac­cine that is specif­i­cal­ly allo­cat­ed for K‑12 edu­ca­tors and pre-school and child­care providers in the islands. The ship­ment will con­tain dos­es suf­fi­cient to vac­ci­nate all eli­gi­ble edu­ca­tors in San Juan Coun­ty. “This  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Assures Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness

Written on March 8, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Coun­ty As most are aware, the John­son & John­son COVID-19 vac­cine is now the third vac­cine approved for use in the Unit­ed States. While it is unclear when this vac­cine might become avail­able in San Juan Coun­ty, some sup­plies could poten­tial­ly arrive in the near future. If you have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Quarter Of County Has Received First COVID-19 Vaccine Shot

Written on March 6, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Coun­ty As vac­cine dis­tri­b­u­tion efforts con­tin­ue, it is worth look­ing at what vac­cine has been received to date in San Juan Coun­ty. These num­bers are just a snap­shot. Please rec­og­nize that this is a con­stant­ly evolv­ing sit­u­a­tion. To date, sev­en vac­cine providers in San Juan Coun­ty have been approved to dis­trib­ute vac­cine  Con­tin­ue Reading