Weekly COVID case update

Submitted by San Juan County.

Since the last update on Friday November 26th, there have been 6 new confirmed or probable cases in San Juan County. Current case count is now 437. There are approximately four unvaccinated close contacts of positive cases currently in quarantine in the islands.

There are no new cases on Lopez Island since the last update. There are no positive cases under active monitoring on Lopez Island at this time. There are two new cases on Orcas Island since the last update. There is one positive case under active monitoring on Orcas Island. There are four new cases on San Juan Island since the last update. There are three positive cases under active monitoring on San Juan Island at this time. This week’s report shows a very welcome reduction in cases, and the recent outbreaks appear to have been controlled.

Did you know that there were more COVID cases in San Juan County in November of this year than in the entirety of 2020? The County Public Health Surveillance Team has been working literally non-stop to respond to the recent waves of cases. Tremendous thanks to them, our school staff, local healthcare providers, pharmacies and others who have been working overtime. And thanks to the impacted islanders who have helped do their part.

Registration is now open for Moderna booster shot clinics being held the week of Dec. 13 on Orcas, Lopez and San Juan: at https://www.sanjuanco.com/1737/COVID-Vaccine-Info. This will be your easiest, fastest, simplest remaining opportunity to get your booster. Nearly 5,000 islanders have already signed up for or received their boosters.