April 20, 2022
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Local COVID-19 Case, Hospital & Vaccine Data
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. This week, one new COVID-19 related death was reported. Skagit County remains at a “Moderate” disease transmission level.
We are once again trending downward after last week’s slight uptick. Please note however that this data is through April 16th and does not include any cases or hospitalizations that may have been reported over the holiday weekend or in the days following. To know the impact of the holiday weekend, we will have to wait until next week’s data report. It is estimated that we may see a slight increase again due to holiday gatherings.
Vaccines for Children Under 5
Have questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5? Tune into the Washington Department of Health’s free expert panel to hear answers to your questions about vaccine safety, how COVID-19 impacts unvaccinated children, and how to address your children’s concerns. Submit your questions and reserve your spot for this FREE webinar on April 21st at 5pm.
To register: https://cplusc.zoom.us/.../regi.../WN_2yf9D3unQ8ySMCenGexamg
Federal Mask Updates
As a result of a court order, effective as of April 18, 2022, the CDC’s January 29, 2021 order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at transportation hubs is no longer in effect. Therefore, the CDC will not enforce the Order. The CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.
For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/face-masks-public-transportation.html
COVID-19 Vaccines at the Hunger & Wellness Resource Fair
Public Health will be at the Hunger & Wellness Resource Fair this Saturday, April 23rd from 12pm-3pm, located at Skagit Valley College at 2405 E College Way in Mount Vernon.
Free COVID-19 vaccines will be available to any individual five years of age and older; boosters for those 12 years and older. If possible, please bring your COVID-19 vaccination card if you’re getting second dose or booster. Eligible individuals who get their first or second COVID-19 vaccine dose will get a free $25 Safeway gift card, provided by Molina Healthcare of Washington.
Vaccine at the Public Health Office
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.
For those who are homebound, please contact Public Health to schedule a home visit. Call (360) 416-1500 during regular business hours.
COVID-19 medications are now available through your doctor, local pharmacies, and health clinics. If you have COVID-19 symptoms and test positive, do not wait to get treated. Early intervention with COVID-19 therapeutics can reduce the risk of severe illness and hospitalization for people with COVID-19 who are at high risk of developing more serious illness.
If you think you might qualify, please speak to your healthcare provider first and get a referral and/or prescription for treatment.
COVID-19 Testing Site at Cascade Mall
Free antigen COVID-19 testing is available at our Cascade Mall location at 150 Cascade Mall Drive in Burlington. Please come to the east side of the mall parking lot near the old Johnny Carino’s restaurant. 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