Topic: Safety

Sheriff’s Office Corrals Unattended Motoring Vessel Near Brown Island Thursday

Written on May 28, 2021 at 7:21 am, by

By Hayley Day, San Juan Update A boater swam to shore near Brown Island Thursday leaving a powerboat running without an operator. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of someone in the water Thursday. When deputies arrived, the person had safely swam to shore but the boat was still motoring in circles  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

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

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

Friday Harbor Landlord Charged after Hidden Camera Found in Rental

Written on May 15, 2021 at 9:02 am, by

From San Juan County Sheriff’s Office   On April 28, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a hidden camera located in the bedroom of a Friday Harbor residence.   The landlord Ryan H. Bennett was charged with residential burglary with sexual motivation and voyeurism.   Future court dates were set and  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

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

San Juan Island COVID Outbreak Contained, Six New Island Cases Reported

Written on April 24, 2021 at 10:41 am, by

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, April 16, total cases in San Juan County have increased from 166 to 173. There are 25 close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine. San Juan Island There are six new cases since the last report on San Juan Island. Three of these  Continue Reading

San Juan County Urges Islanders to Register For Local COVID Vaccine Clinics

Written on April 22, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

More than a Thousand Appointments Available   From San Juan County As of Tuesday, more than 1,000 vaccine appointments were available for San Juan County’s upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan islands. Sign up at www.sanjuanco.com/1737/COVID-Vaccine-Info as soon as possible to ensure a spot. This is the best opportunity for islanders  Continue Reading

More than 1K Openings for San Juan County COVID Vaccine Clinics Available

Written on April 21, 2021 at 6:59 am, by

From San Juan County As of Tuesday, more than half of the 3,100 COVID vaccine registration slots for upcoming clinics were available.  San Juan County will be hosting three large clinics next week on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Islands. Registration is open until filled, and links to sign up are at www.sanjuanco.com/1737/COVID-Vaccine-Info. For months,  Continue Reading

San Juan Island has Eight New COVID Cases, Mostly from High School Sports Breakout

Written on April 17, 2021 at 10:00 am, by

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, April 9, total cases in San Juan County have increased from 154 to 166. There are 40 close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine. San Juan Island There are eight new cases since the last report on San Juan Island. One of these  Continue Reading

COVID Vaccine Registration Opens Tuesday for Islanders 18 and Over

Written on April 17, 2021 at 9:51 am, by

National Guard to Vaccinate 3K Islanders From San Juan County The same U.S. National Guard team that vaccinated 2,000 islanders in February and March will return to the islands at the end of April to help vaccinate an additional 3,100 individuals.  Registration for these clinics opens 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 20. Visit www.sanjuanco.com/1737/COVID-Vaccine-Info at 9  Continue Reading

Washington State Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccine after 149K Administered in State

Written on April 13, 2021 at 9:28 pm, by

Six Cases Out of 6.8 Million Doses Nationwide Resulted in Brain Blood Clots   From the Washington State Department of Health The Washington State Department of Health will pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine statewide starting immediately, following the guidance of the FDA/CDC. Use of that vaccine will be put on hold  Continue Reading

Two People Survive Plan Crash Off Blakely Island

Written on April 12, 2021 at 7:55 am, by

By Hayley Day, San Juan Update Two people were rescued after a plane went down near Blakely Island Sunday. At about 4:30 p.m., April 11, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office reported deputies — as well as fire, EMS and coast guard crews — were responding to a call of a downed aircraft south of  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Has 13 New COVID Cases, Majority From School Sports Breakout

Written on April 11, 2021 at 10:26 am, by

From San Juan County Orcas Island There are no new cases on Orcas Island since the last update, and no confirmed positive cases under active monitoring on Orcas Island at this time. Lopez Island There are no new cases on Lopez Island since the last update, and no confirmed positive cases under active monitoring on  Continue Reading

‘Don’t Travel, Don’t Host’: With San Juan Island COVID Cases Up, County Urges Restrictions

Written on April 8, 2021 at 7:09 am, by

From San Juan County Due to a significant surge in positive COVID cases in the San Juan Island community, residents are instructed to take the following actions to prevent further spread. Immediately limit high-risk indoor contact with those outside of your household. This includes vehicles, workspaces, socializing between children, and other sources of prolonged high-risk  Continue Reading