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SKAGIT COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATES AND NEWS

June 22, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Beginning in July, Skagit County Public Health will be providing these COVID-19 updates bi-monthly, as opposed to weekly. Frequency may be adjusted at a later date.

June 21, 2022
COVID-19 Vaccines for Children 6 Months and Older Now Available
Parents and caregivers can now get their children 6 months and older vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines to better protect them from COVID-19.

June 17, 2022
COVID-19 Vaccines for Children 6 Months to 4 Years to Be Available Soon
Today, the FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months of age and older.

June 15, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit County’s 7-day case rate has decreased by 4 percent since last week and our 7-day hospitalization rate has remained unchanged since last week at 11.5 per 100k.

June 8, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit County’s 7-day case rate has increased by 3 percent since last week and our 7-day hospitalization rate has increased by 15 percent.

June 2, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit County’s 7-day case rate has decreased by 8 percent since last week and our 7-day hospitalization rate has increased by 61 percent.

May 18, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit County’s 7-day case rate has increased by 1 percent since last week.

May 13, 2022
Skagit County Public Health Publishes 2021 COVID-19 Summary Report
The report focuses specifically on Skagit County Public Health’s role in the ongoing pandemic during 2021.

May 11, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
It appears that cases may be stabilizing after an uptick in mid-April.

May 4, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit County has moved to a “Substantial” disease transmission level, up from “Moderate” last week.

April 27, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit County remains at a “Moderate” disease transmission level.

April 20, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit County’s 7-day case rate has decreased by 3 percent since last week, and our 7-day hospitalization rate has decreased by 25 percent.

April 13, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit County’s 7-day case rate has increased by 24 percent since last week, and our 7-day hospitalization rate has increased by 35 percent.

April 6, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit County’s 7-day case rate has increase by 10 percent since last week.

March 23, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit County’s 7-day case rate has decreased by 32 percent since last week; our 7-day hospitalization rate did not change.

March 18, 2022
Public Health to host a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, March 26
Skagit County Public Health will be hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, March 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

March 16, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit County’s 14-day case rate has decreased by 27 percent since last week, and our hospitalization rate has decreased by 24 percent.

March 9, 2022
Public Health COVID Testing Site to Open at Cascade Mall on March 14
Skagit County Public Health will be opening a COVID-19 testing site at Cascade Mall, located at 150 Cascade Mall Drive in Burlington.

March 9, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit County’s 14-day case rate has decreased by 31 percent since last week, and our hospitalization rate has decreased by 58 percent.

March 2, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit County’s 14-day case rate has decreased by 44 percent since last week, and our hospitalization rate has decreased by 17 percent.

March 1, 2022
Fairgrounds COVID-19 Testing Site Relocating After March 4
The Skagit County Fairgrounds COVID-19 Testing Site will be relocating after Friday, March 4, 2022, with a new location scheduled to open in mid-March.

February 25, 2022
Public Health to Change Vaccination Clinic Operating Schedule
Beginning the week of March 7, Skagit County Public Health will be changing its COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic’s operating schedule to Wednesday, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

February 23, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit County’s 14-day case rate has decreased by 44 percent since last week, and our hospitalization rate has decreased by 21 percent.

February 17, 2022
Statewide Indoor Mask Mandate Lifting on March 21
Includes indoor locations such as restaurants, grocery stores, malls, and public-facing offices, as well as K-12 schools and childcare locations throughout the state.

February 16, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
To help folks better understand our local data and to highlight key indicators that best represent our current risk status, we are changing the way that we provide our data updates each week.

February 9, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit County is continuing to see a decline in new cases, though our hospitalization rates are still quite high.

February 3, 2022
Testing Hours to Change at the Skagit Fairgrounds
Beginning Monday, February 7, the hours of operation at the Skagit County Fairgrounds COVID-19 Testing Site will be changing to 12pm - 4pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

February 2, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit has a total of 20,355 cases, which increased by 1,238 since last Wednesday.

January 26, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit has a total of 19,009 cases, which increased by 1,488 since last Wednesday.

January 24, 2022
COVID-19 Vaccination Services Expanding at the Skagit County Public Health Office
Beginning Monday, January 31, COVID-19 vaccination services will be expanding at the Skagit County Public Health vaccination clinic.

January 21, 2022
Free COVID-19 At-home Test Kits Now Available Online
Today, the Washington State Department of Health launched an online ordering portal for free COVID-19 test kits in partnership with the Say Yes COVID Test Program.

January 19, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
SSkagit has a total of 17,521 cases, which increased by 1,597 since last Wednesday.

January 18, 2022
Extended Testing Hours at the Fairgrounds Beginning Today
Skagit County Public Health is pleased to announce that beginning today—Tuesday, January 18—hours of operation for COVID-19 testing at the Skagit County Fairgrounds will be extended!

January 13, 2022
Joint Statement on Local Healthcare Capacity & COVID-19 Transmission Rates
Skagit Health Officer Dr. Leibrand and all three Skagit Hospitals recomend that people postpone all large indoor gatherings, regardless of the vaccination status of those gathering.

January 13, 2022
Fairgrounds Testing & Vaccination Site to Close Until January 18
Due to staffing shortages. Testing demands are still far exceeding availability at this time.

January 12, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit has a total of 15,924 cases, which increased by 1,402 since our update last Wednesday. This is more than double what we saw last week when we reported 635 new cases.

January 5, 2022
Skagit County Fairgrounds to Reopen Testing Services on Thursday, January 6
The Skagit County Fairgrounds Testing and Vaccination Site will reopen on Thursday, January 6 following a shutdown due to extreme weather conditions.

January 5, 2022
Skagit County COVID-19 Updates
Skagit has reported a total of 14,522 COVID-19 cases, which increased by 702 since our update last Wednesday.

January 3, 2022
Public Health encourages Skagitonians to use the State Data Dashboard for COVID-19 data tracking in new year
Beginning Monday, January 3, 2022, Skagit County Public Health will no longer be updating ongoing COVID-19 case, hospitalization, death, and demographic data on its website.

December 30, 2021
Fairgrounds Site to Remain Closed Due to Weather; Vaccine and Tests Available At Public Health Next Week
The Skagit County Fairgrounds Testing and Vaccination Site will remain closed until further notice due to severe weather conditions.

December 29, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit has a total of 13,820 cases; an increase of 358 new cases since last Wednesday.

December 27, 2021
Fairgrounds Testing and Vaccination Site Closed Due to Severe Weather
Due to current severe weather conditions, the Skagit County Fairgrounds Testing and Vaccination Site will be closed until Thursday, December 30.

December 23, 2021
Notice on COVID-19 Testing Options Available in Skagit County During the Holidays
Due to overwhelming demand, Public Health has been informed that the Say Yes! COVID Test At-Home Testing Program will be running out of inventory by the end of this week.

December 22, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit has a total of 12,462 cases; an increase of 217 new cases since last Wednesday.

December 20, 2021
Say Yes! COVID Test Program Offers Free, Rapid, Self-Administered Tests to Skagit County Residents to Reduce COVID-19 Spread
The Say Yes! COVID Test At-Home Testing Challenge provides households with access to free, rapid COVID-19 test kits that they can self-administer and is now available in Skagit County.

December 16, 2021
Skagit County Health Officer Releases Statement on Omicron Variant Reports in Skagit County
This afternoon, we received confirmation from the Washington State Department of Health that the Omicron variant has been identified in three Skagit County residents.

December 15, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit has a total of 13,245 cases; an increase of 174 new cases since last Wednesday.

December 9, 2021
Pfizer COVID-19 Boosters Now Authorized for 16- and 17-year old’s
Today, the FDA amended the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, authorizing the use of a single booster dose for administration to individuals 16 and 17 years of age...

December 8, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit has a total of 13,071 cases; an increase of 239 new cases since last Wednesday.

December 6, 2021
COVID-19 Boosters Available at Downtown Public Health Office Beginning Monday, December 13
Beginning Monday, December 13, COVID-19 booster doses of Pfizer, Moderna, or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine will be available by appointment at the Skagit County Public Health Office.

December 1, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit has a total of 12,832 cases; an increase of 190 new cases since last Wednesday. 

November 19, 2021
Public Health to Close Fairgrounds Testing and Vaccination Site After January 28, 2022
The Skagit County Fairgrounds Testing and Vaccination Site will close permanently after Friday, January 28, 2022. 

November 17, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit has a total of 12,357 cases; an increase of 394 new cases since last Wednesday; Hospitalizations are at 701 total (increased by 23 since Wednesday), and 126 deaths (increased by 10).  

November 15, 2021
Skagit Fairgrounds Testing & Vaccine Site Closed November 15 and 16 due to Flooding/High Winds
The Skagit Fairgrounds Testing & Vaccine Site will be closed on Monday, November 15 and Tuesday, November 16 due to flooding and high winds.

November 10, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
We’ve gotten many questions recently about why Skagit seems to be so different compared to our neighboring counties. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t simple—there are several factors at play.

November 3, 2021
Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available at the Fairgrounds
Skagit County Public Health is ecstatic to announce that pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available at its drive-through Testing and Vaccine Site at the Fairgrounds.

November 3, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit has a total of 11,492 cases; an increase of 470 new cases since last Wednesday; Hospitalizations are at 648 total (increased by 25 since Wednesday), and 111 deaths (increased by 1).

November 3, 2021
Holiday Operational Changes at the Skagit Fairgrounds Testing & Vaccine Site
During the months of November and December, the site will be closed on the following dates...

October 27, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit has a total of 11,022 cases; an increase of 490 new cases since last Wednesday; Hospitalizations are at 623 total (increased by 23 since Wednesday), and 110 deaths (increased by 2).

October 25, 2021
Skagit County Health Officer Releases Statement on High Case Rates & Guidance for the Holidays
The WA DOH data dashboard shows our 14-day rate still hovering in the range of 600 per 100,000 population.

October 15, 2021
Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Verification for Large Events to Begin November 15
Yesterday, Governor Inslee announced that, beginning on November 15, individuals 12 years and older who attend certain large events will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative test result.

October 13, 2021
COVID-19 updates from Skagit County
Skagit has a total of 10,114 cases; an increase of 332 new cases since last Wednesday; Hospitalizations are at 581 total (increased by 16 since Wednesday), and 103 deaths (increased by 4).

October 12, 2021
Skagit County Reports 10,000 COVID-19 Cases and 100 Deaths
On Saturday, October 9, Skagit County surpassed a cumulative total of 10,000 COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

October 6, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit has a total of 9,782 cases; an increase of 429 new cases since last Wednesday; Hospitalizations are at 565 total (increased by 20 since Wednesday), and 99 deaths (increased by 2).

September 29, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit has a total of 9,353 cases; an increase of 445 new cases since last Wednesday; Hospitalizations are at 545 total (increased by 28 since Wednesday), and 97 deaths (sadly, increasing by 4).

September 28, 2021
Public Health Expanding Hours of Operation at the Fairgrounds Site Beginning October 4; Pfizer Boosters By Appointment Only
The Skagit County Fairgrounds Testing and Vaccination Site will be expanding its hours of operation next week to better serve the community and reduce wait times.

September 22, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit has a total of 8,908 cases; an increase of 380 new cases since last Wednesday; Hospitalizations are at 517 total (increased by 16 since Wednesday), and 93 deaths.

September 15, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit has a total of 8,528 total cases; an increase of 393 new cases since last Wednesday.

September 10, 2021
New Operational Changes for the Skagit County Fairgrounds Testing and Vaccination Site
Beginning on Monday, September 13, the Skagit County Fairgrounds Testing and Vaccination Site will be changing its operations, limiting testing and vaccination services to individuals who live, work, or go to school in Skagit County.

August 25, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit County is seeing its highest COVID-19 case numbers to date.

August 25, 2021
COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination to Begin Again at Skagit County Fairgrounds on August 30
Beginning Monday, August 30, Skagit County will once again be operating a COVID-19 testing and vaccination site at the Skagit County Fairgrounds.

August 18, 2021
Statewide Indoor Mask Mandate in Effect August 23 Following Governor Press Conference; New Educator Vaccination Requirement
Existing statewide mask mandate will be expanded to once again include vaccinated individuals in indoor settings effective Monday, August 23.

August 18, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit currently has a case rate of 304.3 per 100k over the last 14 days.

August 16, 2021
Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine now recommended for certain immunocompromised individuals
The Washington Department of Health (DOH) released a statement on Saturday, August 14 providing guidance to health care providers.

August 11, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Case Counts/Hospitalizations Continuing to Increase in Skagit County

August 5, 2021
Skagitonians urged to get vaccinated; wear masks in light of increasing COVID-19 cases
In the last 7 days alone, Skagit County has reported 90 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 10 new COVID-19 hospitalizations.

August 4, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit reported 75 new cases since our update last Wednesday.

July 28, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Case Counts Rising in Skagit County

July 26, 2021
Statement from Dr. Howard Leibrand, Skagit Health Officer

July 21, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit currently has a case rate of 39.1 per 100k over the last 14 days and a hospitalization rate of 1.5 COVID patients per 100k.

July 15, 2021
Two confirmed cases of delta variant in Skagit County
It can be assumed that the variant has spread more widely given that sequencing is not done on all tests.

July 14, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit currently has a case rate of 46.8 per 100k over the last 14 days and a hospitalization rate of 1.5 COVID patients per 100k over the last seven days.

June 30, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Washington State to reopen TODAY

Beginning today, June 30th, Washington State is open for business and recreation!

June 29, 2021
Economic Reopening scheduled for Washington State at 12:01 AM on Wednesday, June 30
All industry sectors previously covered by guidance in the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery or the Safe Start Reopening Plan may return to full capacity and operations.

June 23, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit currently has a case rate of 75.9 per 100k over the last 14 days and a hospitalization rate of 5.4 new COVID-19 patients per 100k over the last seven days.

June 17, 2021
Washington moves closer to reopening goal as 67.8% of people 16+ initiate vaccination
As of June 14th, more than 7,528,340 doses of vaccine have been given across the state and more than 4.1 million people have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

June 2, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Final Week for First-Dose Pfizer Vaccine Services at the Fairgrounds.

May 28, 2021
New Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Available Throughout Skagit County
Saturday, June 5 as Final Day for First-Dose Pfizer Vaccine Services at the Fairgrounds

May 26, 2021
Now is the time to get your vaccine at the Skagit Fairgrounds!
The final day to drive-up or make an appointment for a first-dose COVID vaccine at the Skagit County Fairgrounds will be Saturday, June 5.

May 20, 2021
Skagit Public Health Providing COVID Vaccine at Pop-up Locations this Summer
Fairgrounds Vaccine Clinic to Close Permanently June 26

May 19, 2021
Roadmap to Recovery Reopening Update
Governor Inslee announced that on June 30, the vast majority of COVID-19 related restrictions will be lifted.

May 4, 2021
Over 50 percent of eligible Skagitonians have initiated vaccination; County remains in Phase 3
Skagit County passed another milestone in vaccinations.

April 28, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Counties across Washington state are experiencing a spike in case counts and hospital admissions.

April 26, 2021
Washington state resumes use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine
On Saturday, April 24, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced that the state would resume use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine.

April 21, 2021
Vaccine Availability at the Fairgrounds
Skagit County Public Health provides weekly vaccine appointment updates on Fridays at 12:00 p.m.

April 21, 2021
Northwest Labs to offer drive-through COVID-19 Testing at the Burlington Outlet Mall Beginning April 22
The Testing Site is available to anyone, at any age, needing or wanting a test.

April 20, 2021
Play Zone at the COVID-19 Vaccine Site to open on April 20th
The Children’s Museum will staff the Play Zone on clinic days, typically Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am-4pm.

April 14, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit County Public Health provides weekly vaccine appointment updates on Fridays at 12:00 p.m.

April 13, 2021
Use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine paused by Food and Drug Administration, Washington State Department of Health
Following reports of six patients developing a rare blood clot disorder after receiving the injection.

May 5, 2021
COVID-19 Case Counts in Skagit County Showing Upward Trend
Daily new cases in the double-digits for the first time in nearly two weeks.

March 31, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County 
Phase 1b-Tiers 3 & 4 now eligible

March 30, 2021
State’s Phase Finder Tool No Longer Required as of March 31
All vaccine providers should no longer be requiring proof of eligibility at vaccine appointments.

March 24, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Beginning on Wednesday, March 31st, all Washingtonians eligible under Phase 1b-Tiers 3 and 4 will be able to access a COVID-19 vaccine.

March 22, 2021
WA State to Move to Vaccine Phase 1b-Tier 3 and 4 on March 31st
This is an expedited timeline since the State had previously planned to expand to these phases in April.

March 17, 2021
Skagit Public Health Administers 10,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine
Public Health began vaccinating eligible individuals in December 2020.

March 17, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Skagit County Public Health will now be providing vaccine appointment updates each Friday at 12:00 p.m.

March 12, 2021
Phase 1B, Tier 2 eligible individuals able to get vaccine
Starting Wednesday, March 17

March 10, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Vaccine Availability at the Fairgrounds

March 5, 2021
School Staff and Childcare Providers Added to Phase 1b-Tier 1
Effective as of March 2, 2021

March 3, 2021
B.1.1.7. COVID-19 virus variant found in Skagit County
Also referred to as the U.K. variant, is more contagious than the original COVID-19 strain.

March 3, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Vaccine Availability at the Fairgrounds

March 3, 2021
B.1.1.7. COVID-19 virus variant found in Skagit County
Also referred to as the U.K. variant, is more contagious than the original COVID-19 strain.

Mon, 22 Feb 2021
Skagit Public Health COVID-19 test site no longer operating on Saturdays.
The Drive Through Test Site will continue to operate Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. until March 12.

Wed, 17 Feb 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates from Skagit County
Weekly updates about vaccine distribution in Skagit County.

Wed, 10 Feb 2021
COVID-19 Testing Site at Skagit County Fairgrounds to close Permanently after Saturday, March 13, 2021
Today, Skagit County Public Health announced that the final day of testing at the Fairgrounds drive through testing site will be Saturday, March 13, 2021

Wed, 10 Feb 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates from Skagit County
Weekly updates about vaccine distribution in Skagit County

Wed, 3 Feb2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates from Skagit County
Weekly updates about vaccine distribution in Skagit County

Fri, 22 Jan 2021
Test site to be closed Monday, January 25
The drive through testing site will operate Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Fri, 15 Jan 2021
Haggen's Pharmacy in Mount Vernon has doses available for Phase 1A eligible individuals
THIS WEEKEND ONLY.

Fri, 15 Jan 2021
Board of Health declines to consider Skagit County Code 12.54
The proposed code was set to be discussed and finalized on January 20, 2021.

Thu, 14 Jan, 2021
Skagit County to begin 1b vaccinations at the Fairgrounds beginning Tuesday, January 26th | Espanol
Public Health's ability to provide vaccine is dependent on supply allocations.

Thu, 07 Jan, 2021
WA Department of Health Releases Next Phase of Vaccine Prioritizations
This guidance is for planning purposes only.

Thu, 31 Dec, 2020
Statewide Restrictions Extended for One Week
The extension of the statewide restrictions will now expire on January 11, 2021.

Tue, 15 Dec, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Begins in Washington State.
Washington State is in Phase 1a of vaccination.

Tue, 08 Dec, 2020
Governor Inslee extends COVID-19 related restrictions, impacting Skagitonians.
The restrictions will now be in place at least through January 4, 2021.

Mon, 07 Dec, 2020
Skagit Public Health clarifies guidance on quarantine and isolation timeframes.
Individuals who test positive for COVID must isolate for at least 10 days.

Fri, 04 Dec, 2020 | Espanol
Skagit Public Health adopts guidance to align with CDC's new quarantine guidelines.
There are certain circumstances that could allow for a shortened quarantine.

Tue, 01 Dec, 2020
Skagit Public Health encourages residents to enable WA Notify on their smart phones
Alerts users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Thu, 24 Nov, 2020
Skagit County Health Officer Dr. Howard Leibrand reminds community of guidance to cancel large events through end of the year.
Our control of the pandemic hasn't improved and in many ways has gotten far worse.

Wed, 23 Nov, 2020
Unified Command will close test site certain days over holiday season
If you need additional information then call Public Health.

Sun, 15 Nov, 2020
Governor Inslee announces new COVID-19 guidance that impacts Skagit residents. | Espanol
The new guidance will take effect at midnight on Monday, November 16.

Sat, 14 Nov, 2020
Skagit test site moving to Skagit Fairgrounds
Will be closed Monday, November 16 and Tuesday, November 17 to facilitate move.

Fri, 13 Nov, 2020
Test Site Closed Friday, November 13, due to weather and safety concerns
Site is expected to reopen on November 16.

Wed, 04 Nov, 2020
Skagit County test site closed on 11/5 due weather related damage.
High winds on Wednesday, November 4 lifted tents used to house equipment and keep staff safe.

Mon, 26 Oct, 2020
Skagit County, Children's Museum start Skagit Family Resource Center.
A family resource center for families adversely impacted by COVID-19.

Thu, 22 Oct, 2020
Skagit County Commissioners award CARES funding to Skagit schools to help with safe reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.
$989,000 to schools and districts serving Skagit County

Wed, 21 Oct, 2020
Skagit County Commissioners announce grant program to help licensed childcare providers impacted by COVID-19
The grant will award up to $15,000 to any one provider

Thu, 08 Oct, 2020
Skagit Health Officer releases statement on startling upward tick in COVID-19 cases
| Espanol
27 confirmed cases and many more probable cases in the last few days.

Mon, 05 Oct, 2020
Dr. Leibrand releases statement on Safe Start-Reopening Washington Plan
July 2, Governor Inslee paused all forward progress in the Safe Start plan.

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