On June 19, Island County received approval to move into Phase III of Governor Inslee's "Safe Start" phased approach. With this approval, business services and activities listed in Phase 3 of the Safe Start plan are now permitted, provided appropriate guidelines and safety measures are implemented. See the complete approval letter for additional information. Guidance and safety criteria for reopening can be found on the "Safe Start" webpage.
While Phase III does allow for non-essential travel, be sure to research your destination before departure
to assess COVID-19 exposure risk and plan for appropriate precautions. Review the Phase and Risk Assessment Dashboard and do not travel to counties in Phase 1 or Phase 2 of the Safe Start Plan.
Island County has been awarded funds through the state’s Coronavirus Relief Funds. The funds are available under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) in response to the COVID-19 crisis. In order to qualify for these funds, individuals and families must be impacted by COVID-19. Please complete the online referral form or call the Human Services Help Line at 360.678.2346 to learn more about available resources.
The majority of the confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in Island County have recovered or are recovering at home. A small number have been hospitalized. Of those hospitalized, some have recovered, some are still in the hospital, and a few have resulted in fatalities. Not everyone who is infected with COVID-19 have symptoms or are tested. Most individuals who are infected have few or mild symptoms.
Island County Public Health has worked with partners to identify and correct a recent error regarding COVID-19 community testing bill notification. Tests associated with this recent effort remain at NO COST to individual participants. Those who have received a request for payment will receive a follow-up letter from Island County Public Health and an invoice via postal service from Northwest Pathology declaring an “amount due” of $0.00. We thank you for your patience and understanding as staff have worked diligently to serve our community during this state of emergency.
Island County is currently in Phase II of Governor Inslee's Safe Start reopening plan. Camping in Island County remains prohibited. Guidance and safety criteria for reopening can be found on the "Safe Start" webpage.
If you are ill with fever and a cough or shortness of breath, stay home. If you are unsure of how to care for yourself or are concerned about your condition, call your health care provider for advice. If you feel you need to visit your doctor, call them first. Keep yourself separated from other people and animals in your home. Cover your coughs and sneezes and wash your hands often.
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The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington State, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call
1.800.525.0127 and press #.
Additional Updates are available from the Federal CDC and Washington Dept. of Health
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