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Compass Health shares COVID-19 safety resources

Submitted by Compass Health Behavioral health organization Compass Health announced it is…

  • Apr 4th, 2020

In this together

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Remember early March? The…

  • Apr 4th, 2020

No need to stock up or disinfect your groceries

Submitted by The Washington State Department of Health Grocery stores are open…

  • Apr 4th, 2020

Power bill assistance

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative The Orcas Power and Light…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program opens

Submitted by San Juan County Economic Development Council The San Juan County…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

County leaders urge residents to restrict off-island travel

Submitted by San Juan County As Washington State approaches the anticipated peak…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

Public hospital district to hold virtual meeting April 8

Submitted by San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 San Juan…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

PeaceHealth offers mobile COVID-19 testing

Submitted by Peace Health Medical Group To minimize face-to-face contact and ensure…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020
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How to handle pandemic stress

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Disease outbreaks bring feelings…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020
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State, federal government pushes funding to hospitals to support COVID-19 response

Submitted by the Washington Health Care Authority To support hospitals in preparing…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

Junior Ranger’s Program- helping kids stay active

Submitted by the Washington State Parks Now that Gov. Inslee has issued…

  • Apr 2nd, 2020

Recreational fishing closed statewide

Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife The Washington Department of…

  • Apr 2nd, 2020

San Juan County Council remote public comment

Submitted by San Juan County During this time of social distancing, the…

  • Apr 2nd, 2020

Two more confirmed cases — on on San Juan and one on Orcas

Submitted by San Juan County On April 1, San Juan County Health…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Community foundation committed to community relief

Submitted by San Juan Island Community Foundation At an emergency board meeting,…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

DCD Operations Changes in through April 30

Submitted by San Juan County Department of Community Development General Questions and…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Four cases in the islands and more restrictions added

There are now four cases confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the San…

Health insurers ordered to expand telehealth, testing coverage and extend premium grace periods

Submitted by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s office Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Message from Representative Alex Ramel

From WA State Representative Alex Ramel, our 40th Legislative District Rep. March…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Washington Campgrounds to Close Through April 30

Submitted by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission While day-use areas…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Message from Representative Alex Ramel

From WA State Representative Alex Ramel, our 40th Legislative District Rep. March…

  • Mar 31st, 2020

Public Health 101: Contact Tracing

By Mark Tompkins, SJC Health and Community Services Director, and Dr. Frank…

  • Mar 31st, 2020
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Special purpose district water and sewer operations during Covid-19

Submitted by Water and sewer districts throughout the state are taking all…

  • Mar 31st, 2020
Pipe blockage. (Contributed photo.)

Stolen saw, charging canines, screaming citizens | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. March…

  • Mar 31st, 2020

Washington scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for healthcare workers

Millions of N-95 masks and other types of personal protective equipment are…

What the land bank is doing to curb COVID-19

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank Your conservation land bank is…

  • Mar 31st, 2020

Personal Protective Equipment Distribution Guidelines

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health With the COVID-19 pandemic…

  • Mar 30th, 2020

Stay at home orders – What does that mean for the San Juan Islands?

Submitted by San Juan County On March 23, Gov. Jay Inslee issued…

  • Mar 30th, 2020

CARES Act delivers relief to Washington’s workers, families and small businesses

Submitted by the Office of Rick Larsen Friday, March 27, Rep. Rick…

  • Mar 30th, 2020

County cancels April election

Submitted by San Juan County On March 17, Washington Secretary of State…

  • Mar 30th, 2020

Coronavirus Is not fair

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health If you have kids,…

  • Mar 30th, 2020

State ferries to remain on winter sailing schedules through April 25 due to lower demand

Submitted by Washington State Ferries. As part of the state’s response to…

  • Mar 29th, 2020

Fourth confirmed COVID case is on San Juan

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services…

  • Mar 29th, 2020

DOH: Getting your questions answered

Submitted by Washington Department of Health So much has changed in the…

  • Mar 28th, 2020

Diseased deer; boat battle; water catchment wreckage | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. March…

  • Mar 28th, 2020

Your local newspapers need your help | Without financial support, the Sounder, Journal and Weekly could close amid COVID-19 crisis

Never before have so many readers thanked us for providing critical information…

Public hospital district provides COVID update

Submitted by Pamela Hutchins Superintendent for San Juan County Public Hospital District…

  • Mar 26th, 2020

Third positive COVID-19 test result is on Lopez

Submitted by San Juan County The third confirmed positive COVID-19 test result…

  • Mar 26th, 2020

Coping with COVID-19 anxiety and stress

Submitted by San Juan County COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around…

  • Mar 26th, 2020

Shoreline Master Program ordinance official comment period

Submitted by San Juan County The Washington Department of Ecology and San…

  • Mar 26th, 2020