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June 2, 2020
Stay Home, Stay Healthy updates from Skagit County
Public Health reported 3 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 today. Daily updates and total case counts are available at http://www.skagitcounty.net/coronavirus. Case counts are updated at 4 p.m.
Phase 2 does allow for some additional businesses and services to open, as well as some small, infrequent gatherings to happen. You can read about everything that is open under Phase 2 in the Safe Start plan here, but some examples include:
Finally, Governor Inslee also changed guidance recently to allow for outdoor religious gathers of up to one hundred people (not counting support staff) and, in Phase 2, religious gatherings indoors with fifty percent capacity or no more than 50 people. You are legally able to participate in these activities, but Public Health has concerns about the health risks involved in any large group gatherings. As we learned from the Skagit Chorale Outbreak study, COVID-19 is highly contagious and spreads quickly through large groups, so “remote” or “web-based” events or services are safer. If you are going to gather with this many people, it is vital that you practice good physical distancing and that everyone wear a mask. Further, high risk people should continue to stay home.