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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

San Juan County Health Officer issues order to prevent spread of COVID-19

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Health Officer, Dr. Frank…

  • Mar 25th, 2020

Local resident tests negative for novel coronavirus

Editor’s note: The original version of this article said that the 1…

EDC urges commercial and residential property owners to extend extraordinary leniency to tenants

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

  • Mar 25th, 2020

First county resident diagnosed and other COVID-19 updates

Though the first case of COVID-19 wasn’t reported in San Juan County…

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman certifies record high-turnout for presidential primary

Submitted by the Secretary of the State of Washington More voters participated…

  • Mar 25th, 2020

Second confirmed case and an update from the county

Submitted by San Juan County Second confirmed positive case on Orcas Island:…

  • Mar 24th, 2020

Stay home to conserve health care resources

Submitted by Washington Department of Health We have a worldwide shortage of…

  • Mar 24th, 2020

Washington State Parks and wildlife areas to close

Submitted by Washington State Parks The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission…

  • Mar 24th, 2020

School board to host Zoom meeting

Submitted by San Juan Island School District During this time of national…

Major Disaster Declaration Makes Critical Federal Aid Available for Washingtonians

Submitted by the Office of Rick Larsen Today, President Donald Trump approved…

  • Mar 24th, 2020

San Juan County requests closures of overnight lodging

Editor’s note: The county council has requested the Board of Health close…

  • Mar 24th, 2020

New orders for San Juan County courts

Submitted by San Juan County Courts On Friday, March 20, the Washington…

  • Mar 23rd, 2020
(photo credit: Gov. Jay Inslee’s office)

Inslee announces ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee spoke directly to…

  • Mar 23rd, 2020
(photo credit: Gov. Jay Inslee’s office)

Washington State Parks camp host tests positive for COVID-19

Submitted by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission The Washington State…

  • Mar 23rd, 2020

Orcas resident first person diagnosed with COVID-19 in San Juan County

Editor’s note: While we initially had “man” in the headline, patient’s gender…

  • Mar 23rd, 2020

AG and Secretary of State warn donors to be wary of charity scams during COVID-19

Submitted by the Washington State Office of Attorney General Attorney General Bob…

  • Mar 22nd, 2020

Ferry ticket refunds

Submitted by the Washinton State Ferry Service While Washington state ferries cannot…

  • Mar 22nd, 2020

Start of state ferry service to Canada suspended until April 26

Domestic San Juan Islands routes will not be affected

  • Mar 22nd, 2020

Governor signs bill to expand access to nutritious foods program

Submitted by Washington State Democrats Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law today…

  • Mar 21st, 2020

Lyft grift; purloined petrol; bail bounder | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 21st, 2020

Testing for COVID-19 and today’s FAQ

Submitted by Washington Department of Health Yesterday, we got 8,000 more test…

  • Mar 20th, 2020

OPALCO suspends late fees and disconnection during COVID-19

Submitted by Ocas Power and Light Co-op The Ocas Power and Light…

  • Mar 20th, 2020

Coming together to stay apart – social distancing and daily life

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Gov. Jay Inslee announced…

  • Mar 20th, 2020

Washington state seeking to address personal protective equipment shortage

Submitted by Washington Department of Health A critical part of our state’s…

  • Mar 20th, 2020

Eligible donors urged to continue to give blood amid COVID-19 concerns

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health The Washington State Department…

  • Mar 20th, 2020

Food Bank hours

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Food Bank The Friday Harbor Food Bank…

  • Mar 20th, 2020
Rick Larsen teaser

Larsen: Federal Disaster Relief Available for Small Businesses Suffering from COVID-19 Impact

Submitted by Joseph Tutino The U.S. Small Business Administration announced on March…

  • Mar 20th, 2020
Rick Larsen teaser
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveils an economic relief package to help workers, businesses, tenants, families and more in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Other state and municipal leaders, as well as journalists, also participated remotely to accommodate social distancing. (Office of the Governor Photo)

Inslee announces relief for businesses, workers, renters and more in response to COVID-19 outbreak

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office On March 18, Washington Gov. Jay…

  • Mar 20th, 2020
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveils an economic relief package to help workers, businesses, tenants, families and more in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Other state and municipal leaders, as well as journalists, also participated remotely to accommodate social distancing. (Office of the Governor Photo)

Orcas man in critical care following Monday night shooting

Jonathan D. Wilkins, 44, of Eastsound, appeared in front of San Juan…

Beware of Medicare coronavirus scams

Submitted by Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner Medicare beneficiaries are…

  • Mar 20th, 2020

Childcare, gargling and toilet paper

Submitted by the Washington Department of Health Child Care Many parents are…

  • Mar 20th, 2020

Washington receives 8,000 additional COVID-19 test kits

Submitted by Washington Department of Health Responding to requests for more COVID-19…

  • Mar 19th, 2020

Larsen votes to boost federal Response to COVID-19, provide relief to families

Submitted by the Office of Rick Larson Last night PST, Rep. Rick…

  • Mar 19th, 2020

County receives emergency housing grant

Submitted by Washington State Department of Commerce The Washington State Department of…

  • Mar 19th, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee signs legislation to help with the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including $200 million for emergency response. The bill signings was held with limited attendance while the public watched live video and media asked questions via teleconference. (Office of the Governor Photo)

Inslee signs bill package to support state effort combating the COVID-19 outbreak

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Gov. Jay Inslee signed a package…

  • Mar 19th, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee signs legislation to help with the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including $200 million for emergency response. The bill signings was held with limited attendance while the public watched live video and media asked questions via teleconference. (Office of the Governor Photo)