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Skagit County Press Releases 2021

The latest news from Skagit County government.

Press release archives:

June 3, 2021
Governor Inslee announces COVID-19 vaccination incentives
The Washington State Lottery will be conducting a "Shot of a Lifetime" giveaway series during the month of June.

June 3, 2021
Concrete Sauk Valley Road reopens; temporary bridge installed
Concrete Sauk Valley Road has been closed since it washed out in January 2021.

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 27, 2021
Skagit County Commissioners approve first round of American Rescue Plan Act spending; release guiding principles document for feedback 
The spending will total $2.6 million.

May 26, 2021
Join the Skagit Department of Emergency Management for free tsunami education webinar
Free webinar on tsunami warnings and safety on June 3, 2021 at 6 p.m.

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 7, 2021
Skagit Shellfish Harvesting
With the return of spring and daytime low tides, you might be venturing out to harvest shellfish from one of Skagit County’s many beaches.

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

May 3, 2021
Skagit County launches new tool for passport appointment scheduling
You can find the link to schedule an appointment on the Skagit County Clerk’s website.

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 22, 2021
Skagit County Commissioners Schedule East County Public Forum for May 12
The forum is set for 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 12 where public comment will be taken through a virtual meeting platform.

April 22, 2021
Skagit Shoreline Master Program Update available for Public Comment
The plan is available at www.skagitcounty.net/smp. The comment period will run through June 7, 2021.

April 22, 2021
Saturday, April 24 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations across Skagit County.

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.

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.’