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October 13, 2021

COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County

Local COVID-19 Case, Hospital & Vaccine Data
Skagit has a total of 10,114 cases; an increase of 332 new cases since last Wednesday; Hospitalizations are at 581 total (increased by 16 since Wednesday), and 103 deaths (increased by 4).

Skagit currently has a case rate of 670.0 per 100k over the last 14 days and a hospitalization rate of 13.0 COVID patients per 100k over the last seven days. While we are currently seeing a case count peak, it appears that we will start to see a decrease in new cases and hospitalizations over the coming days. That said, it is too early to say whether this downward trend will continue and for how long. Let's keep doing everything that we can to keep cases low.

A total of 174,638 doses have been administered in Skagit County. We are now at 73.0% partially vaccinated amongst our population 12 years and older, and 66.9% fully vaccinated amongst Skagitonians 12 and older.

Skagit Fairgrounds - Vaccination Information
The Skagit County Fairgrounds Testing and Vaccination Site is now operating from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The site will no longer operate on Wednesdays. Please come to the south gate entrance at 501 Taylor Street in Mount Vernon.

Vaccination services continue to be offered to all people 12 years and older. People can access a first or second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or a single-dose of Johnson & Johnson, when supplies are available. Third doses of Pfizer and Moderna are also available to certain immunocompromised individuals. Please speak with your healthcare provider about whether an additional dose is appropriate for you.

Pfizer booster doses are available—by appointment only—for eligible individuals who received Pfizer for their first and second dose. If you received your second dose of Pfizer in March 2021 or earlier, you may now be eligible for a booster dose if you meet the criteria below. Those eligible for a Pfizer booster dose include:

To make an appointment for a Pfizer Booster, go to: https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov/
Search for "Skagit County Public Health" under Name of Location. If there are no appointments, check back on the following Monday for newly added spots, or call the COVID Info Hotline at 1-800-525-0127 (press #).

Skagit Fairgrounds - Testing Information
Free antigen testing at the Skagit Fairgrounds is now limited to individuals who live, work, or go to school in Skagit County. Those coming for testing must be 5 years or older and must (a) be currently symptomatic or (b) have had recent exposure to COVID-19. Please expect long wait times.

For a list of other testing providers in Skagit County, go to: www.skagitcounty.net/coronavirus.

Help Needed!

Volunteers are needed at the Skagit County Fairgrounds Testing & Vaccine Site! No experience is needed; both medical and non-medical volunteer positions need to be filled. Typical hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday between 2pm-7:30pm. For information or to join the team, email Rosemary Alpert, Volunteer Coordinator, at ralpert@co.skagit.wa.us.

Looking for employment? There are several paid positions available at the Fairgrounds, as well. Go to our website to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/skagitwa.

Need Proof of Vaccination?

Skagit County Public Health has been receiving calls recently about COVID-19 Vaccination QR Codes. If you're wondering how to get yours—or why you might need you—check out King County's Vaccination Verification page here for more info: https://bit.ly/3aip8wI.

To get your QR Code, go to: https://myirmobile.com/
Need assistance? Call the WA State Vaccine Helpline at 1-833-829-4357.
If you’ve misplaced your Vaccination Card, there are a few options available to you:

  • Come to the Public Health office (700 S 2nd Street, #301, Mount Vernon, WA) Monday-Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm to get a replacement card. Please bring identification with you. Please call in advance if you have questions: (360) 416-1500.
  • Visit https://myirmobile.com/ to download and print your vaccination records.
  • Call the WA State Vaccine Helpline for assistance at 1-833-829-4357.