November 17, 2021
COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County
Local COVID-19 Case, Hospital & Vaccine Data
Skagit has a total of 12,357 cases; an increase of 394 new cases since last Wednesday; Hospitalizations are at 701 total (increased by 23 since Wednesday), and 126 deaths (increased by 10). Skagit currently has a case rate of 708.3 per 100k over the last 14 days and a hospitalization rate of 20.7 COVID patients per 100k over the last seven days.
It's still too early to know whether our case rates are declining. What we do know is that our rates--including our hospitalizations rates--are way too high. Now is not the time to get sick. Help our hospitals prioritize those affected by flooding. If sick, limit your exposure to others. Get tested. Get vaccinated.
A total of 193,867 doses have been administered in Skagit County. We are now at 75.5% partially vaccinated amongst our population 12 years and older, and 69.6% fully vaccinated amongst Skagitonians 12 and older.
Pediatric & Booster Vaccines at the Fairgrounds
Pfizer COVID-19 Pediatric vaccines are available—by appointment only—for children 5-11 years old. To make an appointment for a pediatric vaccine, go to: https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov/. Search for "Skagit County Public Health" under Name of Location.
For more information about pediatric vaccine, go to: https://bit.ly/3Csp7BE.
Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson boosters are available at the Fairgrounds—by appointment only—for eligible individuals. To make an appointment for a booster, go to: https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov/.
Holiday Operational Changes at the Fairgrounds
As a reminder, the Skagit County Fairgrounds Testing and Vaccine Site will be closed on specific holidays during the months of November and December. The site will be closed on the following dates:
- Thursday, November 25th (Thanksgiving)
- Friday, November 26th (Thanksgiving)
- Friday, December 24th (Christmas Eve)
- Friday, December 31st (New Year's Day)
In lieu of these dates, the site will be open on the following days from 3pm to 7pm:
For more information about the Fairgrounds or to find a list of other testing and vaccination providers, go to: www.skagitcounty.net/coronavirus or call (360) 416-1500.
- Wednesday November 24th
- Wednesday, December 22nd
- Wednesday, December 29th