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Read the latest edition of
Health Matters, Island County 
COVID Response's community guidance
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You can help slow the spread of the COVID-19 variant BA.5

     To minimize the spread of COVID-19 and its variants in our community, the Island County COVID Response Team wants you to have the best information available to avoid getting sick with the virus.

     COVID-19 variant BA.5 is one we all need to be concerned about because of how easily it can be transmitted and how deviously it evades immunities built up from COVID-19 vaccinations and prior infections.

     Earlier variants of COVID-19 mostly affected just the spike protein. The BA.5 variant, however, has multiple mutations across its structure that allow it to grab onto and infect our cells. That means if you become infected with the BA.5 variant, and you are vaccinated and boosted, or previously had COVID-19, you may develop mild symptoms or be asymptomatic, but you also risk spreading it to those who are more vulnerable, including the immunocompromised.

     You can also become infected with the BA.5 variant as soon as four weeks after being infected with a previous variant of COVID-19.

     National medical experts say the best way to avoid becoming sick and spreading the COVID-19 virus is to take the following simple steps:

  • Avoid large gatherings, especially indoors. If you are holding an event, keep it outdoors, spread apart as much as possible. Consider wearing a well-fitted mask and encourage others to mask up. 
  • If you gather indoors, make sure the space is well ventilated and practice social distancing. Consider wearing a well-fitted mask and encourage others to mask up. 
  • Take a COVID-19 rapid home test to ensure you are infection-free before attending gatherings or traveling. Even if you don't display symptoms, you may be infected with the virus.
  • Consider people in your circle who may be high-risk. Spreading COVID-19 to the immunocompromised or unvaccinated is more likely to cause serious illness and require hospitalization.
  • Obtain a rapid home test kit by calling the Island County COVID Response Call Center at 360-678-2301 or to have free test kits mailed to your home go online to www.sayyescovidhometest.org
  • Make sure you and your family members have COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters up to date.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer when soap and water aren't available.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
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This flyer is in the process of being reivewed and updated to reflect current guidance.

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Island County COVID Response free rapid testing available by appointment

      Island County COVID Response Team is offering free rapid testing for COVID-19.

      To make an appointment, which is required, or for more information, call the Island County COVID Response Call Center at 360-678-2301 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

      Testing is available if you have symptoms such as:

  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • fatigue
  • muscle or body aches
  • headache
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • sore throat
  • congestion or runny nose
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea 

       This list does not include all possible symptoms.  (Source: CDC)

       To learn more about COVID symptoms, visit the CDC's website.

      To receive a rapid COVID test, no insurance or identification is required, and test subjects will remain in their vehicles throughout the simple process.

      Rapid testing is available on the following dates:                                     
  • 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 at the North Whidbey Resource Center, 1791 N.E. 1st Ave., Oak Harbor, WA 98277.
  • 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at the North Whidbey Resource Center, 1791 N.E. 1st Ave., Oak Harbor, WA 98277.
  • 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at the North Whidbey Resource Center, 1791 N.E. 1st Ave., Oak Harbor, WA 98277.
  • 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at the North Whidbey Resource Center, 1791 N.E. 1st Ave., Oak Harbor, WA 98277.
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State Department of Health 
offering free at-home test kits 

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Pediatrician Danielle Gladstone talks about why it's important to vaccinate children against COVID-19 

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Click on the image to watch video
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State DOH has new way to verify COVID-19 vax status: WA Verify

Read DOH's article about WA Verify—and other COVID vaccination verification options—here.

Sign up for WA Verify here.

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Having home test kits on hand can help bring you peace of mind

      Now is a good time to think about ways to keep yourself and your loved ones free of COVID-19. 

      The best way to find peace of mind is to purchase a COVID-19 rapid test kit from a local pharmacy for your use before and after getting together with family and friends. 

      “Planning ahead and having test kits at your home makes great sense. Then you can confirm it’s safe to visit with family," said Island County COVID Response Manager Don Mason. 

      Local pharmacies are also providing testing for those seeking reassurance that they are COVID-free. 

      Free rapid testing by Island County COVID Response is available by appointment only to those who are exhibiting symptoms. 

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Vaccination and/or Testing Locations
Click on a provider name below for vaccine information and appointments.
Or click on Vaccine Finder to locate a provider near you. 





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The graph below shows the number of Island County residents who have received at least one dose of the vaccine along with the total 6 months+ population who are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID.  Updated weekly.



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Island County COVID-19 cases in unvaccinated individuals and individuals who completed the primary series 
February 2021 - October 2022
Data obtained from the November 16, 2022 report
Number (%) cases in unvaccinated individuals
Number (%) cases in individuals who completed the primary series
Percent of population who are unvaccinated (12+)
Percent of population who completed the primary series (12+)
4,786 (47.5%)
4,701 (46.6%)
19.9%
72.1%

For the full report click on the link below:


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14 Day Case Rate
Data as of 2:38p.m. November 29, 2022

*Population numbers for the county and constituent zip codes have been updated according to the new Washington State Office of Financial Management 2022 estimates.

Date​
​No.
​Population
​Rate per 100,000
11/12/2022 – 11/25/2022
91
87,700
103.76

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14-Day Case Rates per 100,000 by Area
Data as of 2:38p.m. November 29, 2022

*Population numbers for the county and constituent zip codes have been updated according to the new Washington State Office of Financial Management 2022 estimates.

Date​
Camano Island
​Oak Harbor
South and Central Whidbey
11/12/2022 – 11/25/2022
18788
74

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       Island County COVID-19 Case Count by Location
Data as of 2:38p.m. November 29, 2022
Location
​Positive Cases
​Deaths
Camano Island
3,124
​17
​Clinton
642​6
​Coupeville
952​17
​Freeland
5617
​Greenbank
​134
​0
​Langley
​451
2
​Oak Harbor
7,214
​56
​Missing Accurate Zip
5
0
​Total
13,083105

​Case count change from November 22, 2022
​Positive Cases +48                      Deaths +0
Case counts will be updated weekly.
​ * On 1/8/21, ICPH began including probable cases with a positive antigen test in case count totals. This aligns with how case data is now being presented on state dashboards. 
** As data is adjusted for duplication by the state, case counts may fluctuate slightly week over week.

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The table below shows the current variants of concern (VOC) that have been detected in Island County since January 2022

Data obtained from the November 23, 2022 report

Other Omicron*
​BA.2
BA.2.12.1 
​BA.2.75
​BA.2.75.2
BN.1
BA.4
BA.4.6
BA.5
BF.7
BA.5.2.6
BQ.1
BQ.1.1 
XBB
307
​119
​42
​0
​0
​0
8
​6
60
​0
0​0​0​
​0

*In this table, “Other Omicron” includes all B.1.1.529, BA.1, and BA.3 sublineages

Click the link below, then click on SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing and Variants in 
Washington State (PDF) to view the full report:  


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COVID Lineages Circulating in Washington State
Data obtained from the November 23, 2022 report


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