Topic: Safety

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

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

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center

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