Topic: Safety

Should You Travel During Spring Break? San Juan County Provides Advice

Written on April 4, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan County Cases are rising across the United States, Washington and here in San Juan County. No one knows for sure how steep this next wave of cases will be or how long it will last. The expectation is that it could be severe (variants + very relaxed precautions = more COVID), but  Continue Reading

Registration For COVID Vaccinations On San Juan Opens Monday

Written on April 3, 2021 at 10:59 pm, by

Lopez, Orcas Vaccinations Available At Local Providers 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, April 5. These appointments will be for San Juan Island. Lopez doses will be administered by Lopez Island Pharmacy and Orcas doses will be given  Continue Reading

County Quarantines Elementary School Cohort, 16 San Juan High Schoolers

Written on April 3, 2021 at 10:51 pm, by

From San Juan Island School District San Juan Island School District would like to thank San Juan County Health and Community Services for their quick response and attention to details about managing COVID-19 exposure in the public schools.  Upon learning that there were three potential cases of COVID-19 that had been diagnosed in the past  Continue Reading

County Reports 10 New COVID Cases On San Juan, Zero On Orcas, Lopez

Written on April 3, 2021 at 10:47 pm, by

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, March 26, total cases in San Juan County have increased from 131 to 141. There are 56 close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine. Orcas Island There are no new cases on Orcas Island since the last update. There are no confirmed positive  Continue Reading

All Adults Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine In Washington April 15

Written on March 31, 2021 at 9:53 pm, by

Ages 16 and Up Can Get Vaccinated    From Gov. Jay Inslee’s Office Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee announced March 31 that effective April 15, all Washingtonians over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.  Over the past four months, since Washington began administering doses of the vaccination, the state  Continue Reading

First-dose COVID Vaccine Registration Opens Monday

Written on March 28, 2021 at 5:30 am, 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 29. These clinics will be on Orcas and San Juan Island. Lopez doses will be administered by Lopez Pharmacy. Those who are eligible and wish to register for an appointment should  Continue Reading

One New COVID Case On San Juan, One On Lopez

Written on March 27, 2021 at 1:47 pm, by

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, March 19, the total cases in San Juan County have increased from 129 to 131. There are nine close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine. Orcas Island There are no new cases on Orcas Island since the last update and no confirmed positive  Continue Reading

PeaceHealth To Distribute 80 First-Dose COVID Vaccines This Week

Written on March 26, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From PeaceHealth PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor will have 80 primary doses of the Moderna vaccine to distribute this week. PeaceHealth is now vaccinating individuals in the 1B1 and 1B2 categories per state eligibility guidelines at its clinic scheduled for Thursday, March 25. No affiliation with PeaceHealth is required. People in these  Continue Reading

Demand Lowers For COVID Vaccines In San Juans As State Increases Eligibility

Written on March 24, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan County In a welcome sign of progress, the vaccine registration window on Monday, March 22, had slots available for almost five hours after opening. While the outreach to those who are eligible but not yet vaccinated continues, this decreased demand indicates the appropriateness of expanding eligibility further. As per a recent decision  Continue Reading

San Juan Fire And Rescue Stops Apartment Kitchen Fire

Written on March 22, 2021 at 7:42 am, by

From San Juan Fire and Rescue On Saturday, March 20, quick action by children, neighbors and San Juan Island Fire and Rescue prevented a small kitchen appliance fire from spreading or causing any injuries. While children were playing outside of a multi-family residence, they were interrupted by a loud fire alarm from one of the  Continue Reading

Ferry Workers Eligible For Vaccine, WSF Reminds Travelers To Limit Trips

Written on March 22, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Washington State Ferries Please continue to limit ferry travel to essential trips. Despite increasing COVID-19 vaccinations and lower case numbers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends we delay travel if possible. That’s why we continue to ask the public to limit rides on our ferries to essential purposes only. If you  Continue Reading

PeaceHealth To Receive 50 First-Dose COVID Vaccines This Week

Written on March 20, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From PeaceHealth On March 17, the Washington State Department of Health expanded vaccination to people in the Phase 1B Tier 2 eligibility category. This category includes high-risk critical workers who work in certain congregate settings: agriculture; fishing vessel crews; food processing; grocery stores; corrections; prisons, jails or detention centers; public transit; remaining first responders, and  Continue Reading

San Juan County COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Opens Monday

Written on March 19, 2021 at 9:54 pm, by

From San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services will be opening registration for first dose vaccine appointments on at 9 a.m., Monday, March 22. These clinics will be on Orcas and San Juan Island. Those who are eligible and wish to register for an appointment should go to www.sanjuanco.com/1737/COVID-Vaccine-Info at 9 a.m.,  Continue Reading

No New COVID-19 Cases In San Juan Islands For Fourth Consecutive Week

Written on March 19, 2021 at 9:45 pm, by

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, March 12, 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 and no confirmed positive cases under  Continue Reading

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  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.  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