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COVID-19 Island County

November 15, 2020 Update: Governor announces new statewide mitigation measures

Due to the exponential growth in new cases of COVID-19 over the past two weeks throughout Washington State, Governor Jay Inslee has issued an executive order containing new mitigation measures that go into effective Monday, November 16 at midnight through December 14, 2020.

The new mitigation measures apply to the entire state. If an activity/business is not listed, it should follow its current guidance. All K-12/higher education and childcare operations are exempt from the new restrictions and will follow current guidance. These restrictions do not apply to courts and court related proceedings. Read the full Island County Press Release (click here).

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Island County is currently in a modified Phase 3 of the "Safe Start" Plan

At the end of July, Governor Inslee increased the restrictions on Phase 3 counties in the "Safe Start" phased approach (click here) to social gatherings of no more than 10 people, with additional restrictions to businesses, family entertainment centers, weddings and funerals. Current guidance and safety criteria for reopening can be found on the "COVID-19 Reopening Guidance" webpage (click here).

Avoid non-essential travel to reduce the risk of further COVID-19 spread.  If you must travel, research your destination before departure to assess COVID-19 exposure risk and plan for appropriate precautions. See the WA State Phase and Risk Assessment Dashboard (click here) to review key metrics used to determine county readiness to move between phases. 

Island County COVID-19 Case Rate

Island County COVID-19 case rate is updated on a weekly basis.

See the two graphs below for Island County COVID-19 case rates over time.  The first graph displays changes in case rate throughout the duration of the COVID-19 state of emergency within Island County.  The red rectangle located in the bottom right corner highlights data that is detailed further in the second graph, which displays daily case rates of newly diagnosed cases within the last month. This information is updated more frequently than data shown on the WA State Risk Assessment Dashboard (click here).  Please see the Risk Assessment Dashboard for case rate data used in decision-making surrounding sporting activties and in-person k-12 learning.

Last updated on November 25, 2020 at 12:07 pm

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Island County COVID-19 Case Counts

Island County COVID-19 case counts are updated on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 

NOTE: Due to holiday closure, no update will take place on 11.27.20.

The majority of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in Island County have recovered or are recovering at home. A small number have been hospitalized. Not everyone who is infected with COVID-19 have symptoms or are tested. Most individuals who are infected have few or mild symptoms. Following individual case investigations, case counts may shift due to reassignment to other counties.  Island County COVID-19 data includes those individuals in the Navy with Island County residency. 

Last Updated on November 25, 2020 at 9:23pm

Island County COVID-19 Case Count Comparison

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Island County COVID-19 Case Count By Location

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Monthly Epidemiology Brief

Epidemiology briefs will be updated on a monthly basis. 

Epidemiology briefs display data from the previous month related to COVID-19 in Island County.  See the Data Resources section under General Guidance at the bottom of this webpage for an archive of previous epidemiological reports and briefs. Click the image below to enlarge.

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Case and Contact Tracing Metrics

Click here to review data on case investigations and contact tracing conducted by centralized DOH investigators. Local health jurisdiction data is not included within this report, but is anticipated for inclusion in the near future.  Island County Public Health will release this information upon publication.

WA Department of Health (DOH) COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Visit the COVID-19 Data Dashboard by clicking the image below to review outbreak progression within our community over time.  This link includes information regarding COVID-19 confirmed cases, hospitalizations, deaths, testing, and demographics within Island County.Covid-19 Dashboard


General Guidance

Safe Start Reopening Guidance

Island County is currently in Phase III of Governor Inslee's Safe Start reopening plan. Guidance and safety criteria for reopening can be found on the "Safe Start" webpage

COVID-19 Data Resources

The following links provide reliable information related to COVID-19 transmission throughout Island County and Washington State.  

What to Do If You Are Ill

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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Additional Resources

For the General Public

En Español

For Schools

For Workplaces and Employers

For Health Care Professionals

For Senior Centers

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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RiteAid offers testing at the following location:

412 East College Way
Mount Vernon, WA

Must be registered and scheduled for testing. To register for testing at RiteAid, click this link.

For additional information, call 360.424.7958


WhidbeyHealth offers testing for all residents at:

 -WhidbeyHealth (Coupeville)

 -Walk-in clinic (Clinton)

Must be registered. If certain criteria for testing isn't met there may be a fee.

Call WhidbeyHealth Hotline to register: 


Get further details at whidbeyhealth.org.

For additional questions and concerns, please email  pubhealth@islandcountywa.gov