March 16, 2022
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Local COVID-19 Case, Hospital & Vaccine Data
Skagit County’s 14-day case rate has decreased by 27 percent since last week, and our hospitalization rate has decreased by 24 percent. Three new COVID-related deaths were reported this week.
Vaccine at the Public Health Office
Public Health will be hosting a free Saturday vaccination clinic on March 26th from 9am-1pm! No appointment required, though folks can register for a specific time by going to https://bit.ly/36oLzkN. All doses available for those 5 years and older. Please enter through the 1st floor lobby entrance.
COVID-19 prime, pediatric, and booster vaccinations are available at the Public Health office in downtown Mount Vernon at 700 S 2nd Street. The clinic is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To make an appointment, go to www.skagitcounty.net/COVIDvaccine or call (360) 416-1500. Walk-ins are also available.
Available appointments include:
For a full list of vaccination providers available in Skagit County, go to Vaccine Locator or call the Hotline at 1-800-525-0127.
COVID-19 Testing Site at Cascade Mall
A new COVID-19 testing site is now open at Cascade Mall, located at 150 Cascade Mall Drive in Burlington. As a reminder: the Fairgrounds testing site closed on Friday, March 4th.
The new site is located on the east side of the mall parking lot near the old Johnny Carino’s restaurant. Testing services are available on Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For information about our site or for a full list of testing providers in Skagit County: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/HealthDiseases/coronavirusTESTsites.htm
At-home COVID-19 Testing
Free at-home test kits can now be ordered online through the following sites:
If testing at home and you receive a positive test result, please call the state’s COVID-19 Hotline at 1–800–525–0127 or the Skagit County Public Health office at (360) 416-1500.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, are symptomatic, or have been recently exposed, please refer to the CDC's Isolation and Quarantine Guidance found here: https://bit.ly/3JQLIwF.
Statewide Indoor Mask Mandate Lifted March 12th
As a reminder, the statewide mask mandate was lifted at midnight on Saturday, March 12th. Masks are no longer required in indoor locations such as restaurants, grocery stores, malls, public-facing offices, K-12 schools, and child care locations throughout the state. This does not include certain indoor settings considered to be at high-risk for disease spread including healthcare settings, long-term care facilities, and correctional facilities.
Updated K-12 and child care guidance can be found here: https://bit.ly/3hW4bet
If you are somewhere COVID-19 safety measures are in place, please follow them. The goal of these safety measures is to protect staff, employees, yourself, and others. For more information, visit www.doh.wa.gov/masks.