Topic: Safety

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.  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  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

Registration For County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Opens Monday

Written on March 5, 2021 at 9:36 pm, by

From San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services will be opening registration for a very limited number of first dose vaccine appointments at 9 a.m., Monday, March 8. San Juan Island Clinic: Tuesday, March 9, 50 slots. Orcas Island Clinic: Friday, March 12, 40 slots. Those who are eligible and wish to  Continue Reading

No New COVID-19 Cases In San Juans For Second Week

Written on March 5, 2021 at 9:17 pm, by

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, Feb. 26, total cases in San Juan County have remained steady at 129. Note that there are 0 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  Continue Reading

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PeaceHealth Receives Second-Dose Vaccine For 100 Patients

Written on March 5, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From PeaceHealth COVID-19 vaccinations are top of mind for everyone right now. That’s why we provide you with the latest news and updates on vaccine eligibility and availability at PeaceHealth.  On San Juan Island, as of March 4, PeaceHealth received a small number of Moderna booster, or second dose, vaccines this week. This supply is  Continue Reading

San Juan Prosecutor Urges Legislature To Correct State Supreme Court Drug Ruling

Written on March 3, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By Randall Gaylord, San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney On Thursday, Feb. 25, a narrow majority of the Washington Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a state statute making it unlawful to possess controlled substances upending a 50-year-old statute and tens of thousands of criminal convictions in Washington state. “I don’t expect to see meth and heroin users  Continue Reading

No New COVID-19 Cases This Week In San Juans

Written on February 26, 2021 at 8:17 pm, by

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, Feb. 19, total cases in San Juan County have remained steady at 129. There is one close contact 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

San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Warns Of Scams

Written on February 26, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan County Sheriff’s Office We are currently experiencing a large number of scam phone calls where the caller is stating he is Sgt. Peter of the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. After stating the victim has an arrest warrant, they are demanding money be transferred to their account to prevent an arrest. If  Continue Reading

San Juan County COVID-19 Second Dose Q&A

Written on February 25, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan County As the vaccine continues to roll out, an increasing number of islanders are receiving their second doses. Below is some key information to keep in mind.  1. When it is time to schedule your second dose, you’ll get an email from a sanjuanco.com email address with the link to register. 2.  Continue Reading

Some Visitors Allowed In Peace Island Medical Center

Written on February 21, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From PeaceHealth PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center continues to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community to ensure the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff members until COVID-19 is no longer a public health threat. On Friday, Feb. 19, we adjusted our visitor policy to allow for limited visitor access at  Continue Reading

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  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  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  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  Continue Reading