Latest Skagit County COVID-19 numbers

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- According to Skagit County Public Health, the latest numbers show 19,443 positive COVID-19 cases in the county (434 new cases), with 936 hospitalizations, and 164 deaths.     (read more)

COVID-19 numbers continued to increase in Skagit County

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Skagit County has a total of 19,009 COVID-19 cases, which increased by 1,488 since last Wednesday, according to a news release from the counthy. This is nearly double what was reported last week between 1/12-1/19. Skagit reports 928 total hospitalizations, which increased by 35 this week, and 160 deaths, which increased by 1. The current case rate is 2,196.2 per 100k over the last 14 days, and the hospitalization rate is now 26.1 per 100k over the last seven days. The county saw a record hospitalization rate earlier this week at 35.3. In Skagit County, 232,317 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered. The county is at 72.6% fully vaccinated     (read more)

Disaster Recovery Center opens in Ferndale

(LACEY)– FEMA, in partnership with the Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division, will open a Disaster Recovery Center Wednesday, Jan. 26 in Ferndale (Whatcom County) to help survivors of the November flooding and mudslides, according to a news release from the agency. The center location is at the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce, 2007 Cherry St., Ferndale, WA 98248. Hours this week: Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., closed Sunday. Effective Jan. 31 hours of operation will be Monday-Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., closed     (read more)

COVID-19 vaccination services expanding at the Skagit County Public Health Office

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Beginning Monday, January 31, COVID-19 vaccination services will be expanding at the Skagit County Public Health vaccination clinic, according to a news release from the county. Services will now include COVID-19 prime and pediatric vaccinations, as well as booster doses. Those seeking a vaccine will need to make an appointment by going to or by calling Public Health at (360) 416-1500. The Public Health Vaccination Clinic will operate Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The clinic is located at 700 S 2nd Street in downtown Mount Vernon. Please enter through the 1st floor     (read more)

Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for January 24-30

(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND)– There are is a change to aircraft carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at the Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville for the week of January 24-30. People living in local communities should remain aware that the aforementioned operations are not the only operations out of NAS Whidbey Island, particularly at Ault Field, which is a 24-hour-a-day operational facility. There are many other training evolutions that people may hear. However, the aircraft carrier flight training operations are types of operations that involve lower altitude flight training in close vicinity to the airfield.     (read more)

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