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SKAGIT COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATES AND NEWS

 

Tue, 22 Sept 2020
Health Officer discourages in-person trick-or-treating in light of COVID-19 pandemic
Minimizing in-person interaction with people we do not live with is vital to slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Thu, 3 Sept 2020
Skagit County to adjust hours at drive through site to better accommodate working people
The new hours of operation will begin Monday, September 21, 2020.

Wed, 26 Aug 2020
Skagit County announces funds, partners to help Skagitonians | Espanol
To pay rent during COVID-19 pandemic.

Fri, 21 Aug 2020
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County | Espanol
Skagit County to prioritize testing site for Skagit residents and workers.

Fri, 14 Aug 2020
It's been a while... a Phase 2 Refresher
We didn't expect to be in Phase 2 this long...

Mon, 27 July 2020
Skagit County Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Leibrand extends guidance on large events through end of 2020.
Extension was supported unanimously by the Skagit County Board of Health. | Espanol

Fri, 24 July 2020
Governor Inslee Announces changes to the Safe Start Reopening Washington Plan. | Espanol
Skagit County currently meets one of the five metrics.

Tue, 14 July 2020
Remember, it's still safest to stay close to home this summer
Skagit County has seen a number of cases due to travel out of county and out of state.

Thu, 02 July 2020
Gather Safe, Gather Small this Fourth of July | Espanol
COVID-19 spreads quickly in large groups.

Fri, 26 June 2020
COVID-19 update from Skagit County
Skagit County Remains in Phase 2

Fri, 26 June 2020
COVID-19 update from Skagit County | Espanol
Centers for Disease Control expands the list of people at risk

Tue, 23 June 2020
Governor Inslee announces new statewide requirement that all residents wear masks in public
The requirement goes into effect on Friday, June 26.

Tue, 16 June 2020
Safe Start, Stay Smart Updates From Skagit County
Increase in COVID-19 Cases.

Thu, 11 June 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County | Espanol
Gathering Safely during Phase 2

Tue, 9 June 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County
Protesting and the Pandemic

Fri, 5 June 2020
Skagit County Moves to Phase 2 of Safe Start plan | Espanol
Businesses must be able to comply with issued guidelines.

Thu, 4 June 2020
Notice of Meeting: COVID-19 County Variance
Vote to move from Phase 1 to Phase 2

Wed, 3 June 2020
Notice of Meeting: COVID-19 County Variance
Move from Phase 1 to Phase 2

Tue, 2 June 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County
Skagit is getting ready for Phase 2. What does that mean for me?

Fri, 29 May 2020
Skagit County Board of Health approves, submits Phase 2 Variance Application
The completed application meets the criteria outlined by the Governor.

Thu, 28 May 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County
Importance of Childhood Vaccinations

Tue, 26 May 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County
Skagit County to request Phase 2 Variance

Fri, 22 May 2020
Skagit County Board of Health, Unified Command Ask Governor Inslee to reevaluate eligibility requirements and consider Phase 2 variance for Skagit County
Skagit County has led the State in contact tracing, disease investigation and response efforts.

Thu, 21 May 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County | Espanol
What is contact tracing and what does it mean for me?

Tue, 19 May 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County
Drive-through testing site updates.

Thu, 14 May 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County | Espanol
Why wear a mask?

Wed, 13 May 2020
Skagit Public Health Officer reminds individuals to use face coverings in public settings
A simple action that everyone can take to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Tue, 12 May 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County
What is R0 and why is it is so important?

Tue, 12 May 2020
Public Health study on Skagit Chorale Outbreak now available
The study emphasizes the high-transmissibility of COVID-19.

Thu, 07 May 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County
Antibody testing and immunity: what we do and don't know.

Wed, 06 May 2020
Skagit County Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Leibrand offers guidance
Applying Governor Inslee’s Safe Start plan to summer events in Skagit County.

Tue, 05 May 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County
Governor Inslee's Safe Start Plan.

Thu, 30 Apr 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County
Household cleaning products can be dangerous .

Tue, 28 Apr 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County
Skagit County Opens a New Drive-Through Testing Site .

Fri, 24 Apr 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County
Visiting your doctor during COVID-19.

Fri, 24 Apr 2020
Skagit County to begin Coronavirus drive-through testing on April 27
In 10 minutes, symptomatic individuals, and any healthcare workers or first responders, can get tested.

Wed, 22 Apr 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County
Ongoing COVID-19 Transmission in Skagit County.

Mon, 20 Apr 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County
Schooling during COVID-19.

Mon, 20 Apr 2020
Camp Korey property to become a temporary COVID-19 quarantine site
To support first responders who are at risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Fri, 17 Apr 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County
Public Health reported 8 new laboratory confirmed cases.

Wed, 15 Apr 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County
We have seen an increase in positive COVID-19 cases.

Tue, 14 Apr 2020
Health Officer Issues Isolation Order
Details conditions of quarantine and isolation.

Mon, 13 Apr 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County
County Board of Commissioners passes resolution endorsing the Skagit Valley Disaster Relief Fund.

Mon, 13 Apr 2020
Updates to Stay Home, Stay Healthy
Laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19

Fri, 10 Apr 2020
Updates to Stay Home, Stay Healthy
Skagit County has 185 of laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19

Wed, 08 Apr 2020
Updates to Stay Home, Stay Healthy from Skagit County
News about COVID-19 changes often. We want to make sure you have the most up-to-date information.

Mon, 06 Apr 2020
Updates to Stay Home, Stay Healthy | Spanish
Health Officer recommends wearing masks

Fri, 03 Apr 2020
The Importance of Stay Home, Stay Healthy | Spanish
Order extended through May 4, 2020

Thu, 02 Apr 2020
Public Health Launches Skagit Health Connection Blog
Stories of people persevering and some lightness to ease our uncertainty.

Wed, 01 Apr 2020
Social Services available to Skagit County Residents
Stay home, stay healthy. The only way for us to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home as much as possible.

Sat, 28 Mar 2020
Six COVID-19 Cases at Long-Term Care Facility.
One resident and five staff members at Prestige Care and Rehabilitation in Burlington.

Tue, 24 Mar 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy | Spanish
Briefly: What does Governor Inslee's order mean for me?.

Mon, 23 Mar 2020
First COVID-19 Death of Skagit County Resident.
The individual was a patient at Skagit Valley Hospital.

Sun, 22 Mar 2020
Resident of Anacortes Retirement Community Tests Positive for COVID-19.
The individual is hospitalized at Island Hospital, expected to be released.

Sat, 21 Mar 2020
Public Health investigating cluster of related COVID-19 cases.
Avoid non-essential contact to limit virus spread.

Mon, 16 Mar 2020
Updated Social Distancing Information
There is more transmission of novel coronavirus in Skagit County than the confirmed case count indicates.

Sat, 14 Mar 2020
Community Transmission of COVID-19 | Spanish
Community transmission of novel coronavirus is occurring in Skagit County.

Mon, 10 Mar 2020
Skagit County COVID-19 Positive Case | Spanish
The patient is a female in her 40s and is at home on isolation.

Mon, 10 Mar 2020
Declaration of Emergency and Health Officer Recommendations | Spanish
The Skagit County Board of Commissioners declares a public health emergency on COVID-19.

Wed, 04 Mar 2020
Novel Coronavirus - COVID-19
Skagit County Public Health is closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in Washington State.

Sat, 29 Feb 2020
New cases of COVID-19 highlight importance of good health practices and preparedness
Statement on patient release from Sacred Heart