News

Community emergency response funding report

Submitted by the Orcas Island Community Foundation This past week, the primary…

  • Apr 6th, 2020

 

New public health recommendation to cover the face

Submitted by San Juan County April 5, 2020: Following a recent Centers…

  • Apr 6th, 2020

 

Loan Program Information Session, April 7

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

  • Apr 5th, 2020

 

Several new positive test results reported in San Juan County

San Juan County Health and Community Services staff were notified of four…

  • Apr 4th, 2020

DOH: Another month at home, let’s emerge healthier

Submitted by the Washington Department of Health Our social distancing efforts are…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

Trespassed trash, distracted driver, disappeared defecator | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 6th, 2020

County leaders urge residents to restrict off-island travel

Submitted by San Juan County As Washington State approaches the anticipated peak…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

PeaceHealth offers mobile COVID-19 testing

Submitted by Peace Health Medical Group To minimize face-to-face contact and ensure…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

Communities look for heroes to help house the vulnerable

Submitted by Washington State Department of Commerce Hotel owners across Washington may…

  • Apr 5th, 2020

IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams

Submitted by the Internal Revenue Service The Internal Revenue Service urged taxpayers…

Paycheck Protection Program opens

The San Juan County Economic Development Council would like to convey to…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

Scammers already targeting COVID-19 payments

Submitted by the Washington State Attorney Generals Office Attorney General Bob Ferguson…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

Property Taxes and COVID-19

by Rhonda Pederson, San Juan County Treasurer As many of you are…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

Power bill assistance

Submitted by OPALCO. The Orcas Power and Light Cooperative crew is still…

  • Apr 4th, 2020

Educational resources available during stay-home order

Submitted by Washington Secretary of State office. Many of our divisions offer…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

LifeWise Health Plan to waive costs related to COVID-19 treatment

Submitted by Premera Blue Cross Premera Blue Cross, a leading health plan…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

San Juan County Council allocates emergency rental assistance

At their March 31, 2020 meeting the San Juan County Council directed…

  • Apr 2nd, 2020

Two more confirmed cases — on on San Juan and one on Orcas

Submitted by San Juan County On April 1, San Juan County Health…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

County council seeks to fill several open positions

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council is searching…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

In this together

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Remember early March? The…

  • Mar 31st, 2020

No need to stock up or disinfect your groceries

Submitted by The Washington State Department of Health Grocery stores are open…

  • Apr 3rd, 2020

Caring for your financial health

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health The COVID-19 pandemic is causing…

  • Apr 2nd, 2020

County cancels April election

Submitted by San Juan County. On March 17, Washington Secretary of State…

  • Apr 2nd, 2020

Caring for loved ones

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Many of us are…

  • Apr 2nd, 2020

Construction Guidance under the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation

Submitted by the San Juan County Department of Emergency Management We are…

  • Mar 31st, 2020

State, federal government pushes funding to hospitals to support COVID-19 response

Submitted by the Washington Health Care Authority To support hospitals in preparing…

  • Mar 31st, 2020

Medical surge planning: hoping for the best, planning for the worst

Submitted by San Juan County Many in the islands are wondering how…

  • Mar 31st, 2020

Compass Health shares COVID-19 safety resources with community

Submitted by Compass Health. Behavioral health organization Compass Health announced it is…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

San Juan County Council remote public comment

Submitted by San Juan County During this time of social distancing, the…

  • Mar 31st, 2020

Stay at home orders – What does that mean for the San Juan Islands?

Submitted by San Juan County On March 23, Gov. Jay Inslee issued…

  • Mar 30th, 2020

Recreational fishing closed statewide

Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife The Washington Department of…

  • Mar 30th, 2020

Public Health 101: Contact Tracing

By Mark Tompkins SJC Health and Community Services Director and Dr. Frank…

  • Mar 31st, 2020

Fourth confirmed COVID case is on San Juan

Submitted by San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services…

  • Mar 29th, 2020

Parents can sign up to have meals delivered to their kids

During this unprecedented time of school closure, the OISD will be providing…

  • Mar 27th, 2020

Construction at April’s Grove is authorized to continue

Submitted by OPAL Community Land Trust. Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay…

  • Mar 26th, 2020

New orders for San Juan County courts

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

  • Mar 26th, 2020

Update from the Orcas Island Community Foundation | A total of $130k given so far

By Hilary Canty Executive director, OICF This community is showing up! So…

  • Mar 26th, 2020

DOH: Getting your questions answered

Submitted by Washington Department of Health So much has changed in the…

  • Mar 27th, 2020

Message from Representative Alex Ramel

From WA State Representative Alex Ramel, our 40th Legislative District Rep. March…

  • Mar 26th, 2020

Island Market gives $5,000 to resource center

Island Market has approved a $5,000 disbursement of its donor-advised fund to…

  • Mar 26th, 2020