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Latest Skagit County COVID-19 numbers

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- According to Skagit County Public Health, the latest numbers show 4,088 positive COVID-19 cases (four new cases) in the county, with 257 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths.     (read more)

Skagit Public Health COVID-19 test site no longer operating on Saturdays

(MOUNT VERNON)- Skagit Public Health on Monday announced that effective immediately, the COVID-19 test site at the Fairgrounds will no longer be operating on Saturdays. This change comes as Public Health prepares to permanently close the test site after March 12, and is due to a lack of utilization at the site on Saturdays. COVID-19 testing is available at other locations in the community. For a full list of testing providers visit: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/HealthDiseases/coronavirusTESTsites.htm “It’s really been an honor to serve the community with this site,” said Public Health Director Jennifer Johnson. “As     (read more)

Skagit County to move to Phase 2 of Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery plan beginning Sunday, February 14

(OLYMPIA)- Governor Inslee announced that the North Region- which includes Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties—will be moving forward to Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery Plan beginning on Sunday, February 14. Movement in the Roadmap to Recovery plan is determined by four metrics, which you can view in detail here. “Skagitonians have done a lot of work to get to this moment,” said Commissioner Lisa Janicki “We’re thankful to everyone who is continuing to keep socially distant, masking up and avoiding socially gatherings. You’re working hard to keep our community safe. Please keep     (read more)

Rebates for Septic System Inspections, Pumping, or Riser Installation

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Skagit County Public Health is offering up to $200 rebates for septic system inspection, pumping or riser installation to qualifying residents (one per household). A grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows public health to implement a rebate program for residents who pay a certified septic system provider to inspect, pump, or install riser to raise tank lids to the surface. All residents of Skagit County whose homes or businesses are served by a septic system require annual inspections, unless the system is conventional gravity (three-year inspection requirement), per Skagit County Code (SCC) 12.05.160 and Washington     (read more)

COVID-19 Testing Site at the Skagit County Fairgrounds to close permanently after Saturday, March 13

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Skagit County Public Health announced Wednesday that the final day of COVID-19 testing at the Fairgrounds drive through testing site will be Saturday, March 13, 2021. Further, on February 23, testing will be operating on reduced hours from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Skagit County Public Health will continue to utilize the Fairgrounds location for COVID-19 vaccinations only. Other testing providers are available in Skagit County. Many doctor's offices and pharmacies are now offering COVID-19 testing to their patients. Contact your healthcare provider first to see if they offer COVID-19 testing. Those seeking other testing options can also find a     (read more)

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