Topic: Safety

County Asks Those Not Eligible For COVID Vaccines Not To Schedule Appointments

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

From San Juan Coun­ty Though the num­ber of vac­cine dos­es avail­able is slow­ly increas­ing, it is still impor­tant that our com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers do all they can to fol­low vac­cine eli­gi­bil­i­ty guid­ance. While the sys­tem isn’t per­fect, it is a nec­es­sary tool that helps ensure those who are high­est at risk receive the vac­cine first. While  Con­tin­ue Reading

Two New COVID Cases On Lopez, One On San Juan

Written on February 20, 2021 at 9:47 am, by

From San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on Fri­day, Feb. 12, total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have increased from 126 to 129. Two of these new cas­es are on Lopez Island and the third is on San Juan Island.  Approx­i­mate­ly nine close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es are cur­rent­ly in active quar­an­tine. Orcas Island  Con­tin­ue Reading

UPDATE: Thursday San Juan COVID Vaccine Clinic Postponed

Written on February 16, 2021 at 8:43 pm, by

From San Juan Coun­ty Severe nation­al weath­er post­poned the COVID-19 vac­cine clin­ic that was sched­uled for Wednes­day, Feb. 17 at the Orcas Cen­ter on Orcas Island. The vac­cine clin­ic sched­uled on Thurs­day, Feb. 18 at the coun­ty fair­grounds on San Juan Island is also post­poned. The clin­ic on Fri­day, Feb. 19 at the coun­ty fair­grounds  Con­tin­ue Reading

Rescheduling Available For Orcas Vaccine Clinics

Written on February 15, 2021 at 9:04 am, by

From San Juan Coun­ty To those reg­is­tered for the upcom­ing Orcas vac­cine clin­ics: we’re work­ing hard to ensure that every­one who isn’t able to come to town on Tues­day or Wednes­day due to road con­di­tions will still be able to get their vac­cine at anoth­er time (hope­ful­ly on Fri­day). No one should put them­selves at  Con­tin­ue Reading

Lopez Vaccine Clinic Still On For Monday, Rescheduling Available

Written on February 14, 2021 at 5:17 pm, by

From San Juan Coun­ty The Lopez Island vac­cine clin­ic on Mon­day, Feb. 15 is cur­rent­ly sched­uled to be open. How­ev­er, plans are being made so that those who can­not make it to the vil­lage on Mon­day will be able to receive their vac­ci­na­tion lat­er in the week, like­ly on Thurs­day. Bot­tom line: no one should put  Con­tin­ue Reading

Two New COVID cases On Lopez, One On Orcas

Written on February 12, 2021 at 10:00 pm, by

From San Juan Coun­ty Since the last update on Fri­day, Feb. 8, the total cas­es in San Juan Coun­ty have increased from 123 to 126. Two of these new cas­es are on Lopez Island and the third is on Orcas Island.  Approx­i­mate­ly 43 close con­tacts of pos­i­tive cas­es are cur­rent­ly in active quar­an­tine. Orcas Island  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juans Move To Phase 2 Of State Reopening Plan

Written on February 12, 2021 at 7:16 am, by

Restau­rants, Gyms Open at 25% Capac­i­ty On Feb. 14 From Wash­ing­ton State Gov. Jay Inslee’s Office Gov. Jay Inslee announced Feb. 11 five new regions have met the met­ric require­ments to progress to Phase 2 of the Healthy Wash­ing­ton reopen­ing plan, start­ing this week­end. The West and Puget Sound regions have main­tained their met­ric require­ments to  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Health Officer Updates School Reopening Guidelines

Written on February 12, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Coun­ty San Juan Coun­ty Health Offi­cer Dr. Frank James recent­ly released expand­ed guid­ance to local school dis­trict lead­ers regard­ing the open­ing of schools, in par­tic­u­lar, grades 7–12. The only mod­i­fi­ca­tions to the exist­ing guid­ance are: ‑Dr. James sup­ports school dis­trict lead­er­ship in their effort to devel­op plans that expand their reopen­ing strate­gies  Con­tin­ue Reading