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Skagit County Press Releases 2021

The latest news from Skagit County government.

Press release archives:

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.

April 6, 2021
Skagit County Commissioners recognize April 18-24, 2021 as National Healthcare Volunteer Week
Specifically focused on the role that volunteers play in providing high quality, compassionate hospice services.

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.

April 5, 2021
Campylobacter infections linked to raw milk consumption in Skagit and other counties
From Dungeness Valley Creamery raw milk purchased in Skagit, Clallam, Kitsap, and Clark Counties.

April 2, 2021
Skagit County announces funds, partners to help Skagitonians pay rent and utilities during COVID-19 pandemic.
The program is intended to prevent evictions during the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis by paying past due and current/future rent and utilities for people needing relief.

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 25, 2021
Skagit County seeking feedback on draft Stormwater Management Program Plan
Skagit County is allowed to discharge stormwater runoff into the State’s water bodies.

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 23, 2021
Skagit Public Health publishes 2020 COVID-19 Data Report
This report provides an empirical overview of the COVID-19 response in 2020.

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.

February 24, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
First-dose vaccines delivered after shipment delay

February 23, 2021
Skagit Public Health COVID-19 test site no longer operating on Saturdays.
Today, Skagit Public Health announced that effective immediately, the drive through COVID-19 test site at the Fairgrounds will no longer be operating

February 17, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
No First-Dose Appointments for the week of 2/15

February 16, 2021
Skagit County launches agritourism exploration and analysis project; seeks community input
Today, Skagit County announced the launch of their agritourism exploration and analysis project

February 12, 2021
Skagit County to move to Phase 2 of Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery plan beginning Sunday, February 14.
Governor Inslee announced that the North Region- which includes Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties—will be moving forward to Phase 2

February 11, 2021
Rebates for Septic System Inspections, Pumping, or Riser Installation
Skagit County Public Health is offering up to $200 rebates for septic system inspection, pumping or riser installation

February 11, 2021
Skagit Drive-Through Testing Site to be close Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 due to inclement weather
Today, Skagit Unified Command made the difficult decision to close the Drive-Through Testing site tomorrow

February 10, 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

February 7, 2021
Travel Advisory: State Route 20 blocked between Concrete and Rockport
State Route 20 is blocked between Concrete and Rockport due to a landslide.

February 3, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates from Skagit County
In order to keep Skagitonians informed of new COVID-19 vaccine information, we will be providing weekly vaccine updates.

January 22, 2021
Test site to be closed Monday, January 25; start new hours next week.
Skagit Public Health wants to remind everyone that beginning January 26, the Skagit County Drive Through Testing Site will be moving to new hours

January 19, 2021
Planning and Development Services to host four info sessions on Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Plan updates
All public meetings will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

January 15, 2021
Haggen’s Pharmacy in Mount Vernon has doses available for Phase 1A eligible individuals THIS WEEKEND ONLY
Haggen’s Pharmacy Mount Vernon advised Public Health that they have just received 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccines

January 15, 2021
Board of Health cancels January 20 meeting, declines to consider Skagit County Code 12.54
Yesterday, the Skagit County Board of Health met in special session to discuss proposed Skagit County Code 12.54, Civil Penalties for Violation of Health Officer’s Orders.

January 14, 2021
Skagit County to begin 1b vaccinations at the Fairgrounds beginning Tuesday, January 26th
Skagit County Public Health will be providing COVID-19 vaccination at the Skagit County Fairgrounds for individuals eligible under Phase 1b1 (also known as Tier 1).

January 13, 2021
Investiture of Superior Court Judges Elizabeth Neidzwski and Thomas Verge
Today, Superior Court Judges Neidzwski and Verge took theirs oath of office.

January 13, 2021
A Statement From Commissioner Ron Wesen
Today, following an article in the Skagit Valley Herald that misconstrued the statements given to a reporter by Commissioner Wesen, he felt compelled to make the following statement...

January 12, 2021
Skagit County residents advised to take preliminary precautions against flooding
In response to the Flood Watch issued by the National Weather service, the Skagit County Department of Emergency Management issued the recommendation that homeowners in the floodplains of the Skagit River take preliminary precautions

January 6, 2021
WA Department of Health Releases Next Phase of Vaccine Prioritizations
Yesterday, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released guidance for phase 1B, which is the next phase of COVID-19 vaccine prioritization.

January 6, 2021
New guidance from the Governor’s office impacts Skagit residents and workers.
Yesterday, Governor Inslee announced another, new phased plan called ‘Healthy Washington- Roadmap to Recovery.’