Submitted by the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
The San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau resumed its regional advertising campaign when county officials anticipated that the county would be moving to Phase 3 within a day or two. Many were surprised when the county health officer postponed the original application to Phase 3, and then when Gov. Jay Inslee paused all requests for phase changes, including the San Juans, on July 2. This morning, the Visitors Bureau initiated the suspension of all advertising. All ads should be down by mid-week. Bureau staff has been doing their best to balance a soft opening with community concerns for safety. To this end, the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau created a “Stay Safe” page and checklist to partner with our visitors to keep the island community safe.