NEWS

Latest Skagit County COVID-19 numbers

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- According to the Washington State Department Health, the latest numbers show 22,967 positive COVID-19 cases in Skagit County, with 1,158 hospitalizations, and 206 deaths.     (read more)

Local COVID-19 numbers are up

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Skagit County’s 7-day COVID-19 case rate has increased by 1 percent since last week, according to a news release from the county. The 7-day hospitalization rate has remained steady at 3.8. For the 5th week in a row, no new COVID-19 related deaths were reported in Skagit County. The County remains at a “High” disease transmission level, a trend we’re seeing across most counties on the Western side of the state. This week, Skagit County finally surpassed 70 percent fully vaccinated amongst the eligible residents age 5 years and older.     (read more)

Annual call for applications for the County Planning Commission

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- The Planning Commission works with the Planning and Development Services Department and advises the Department and the Board of County Commissioners on proposed land use plans and regulations in unincorporated Skagit County. The Planning Commission consists of nine members (three from each Commissioner District) and usually meets twice monthly in Mount Vernon at the Commissioners Administrative Building, according to a news release from the county. Meetings are broadcast live on Skagit 21 and archived online. More information about the Planning Commission is available at skagitcounty.net/planningcommission. Currently, there are no vacancies on the Planning Commission. This call     (read more)

Skagit County Strategic Plan Meeting scheduled for May 26

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Skagit County is currently developing its strategic plan to communicate the County’s vision and show its intended direction and emphasis over the next ten years. The most recent strategic plan was published in 2017, according to a news release from the county. The strategic plan is meant to act as an internal document, providing direction and vision for County elected officials and departments over the coming years. This document outlines the County’s strategic goals by laying out a series of specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound objectives. The plan is intended to have a far-reaching impact,     (read more)

COVID-19 cases may be stabilizing in Skagit County

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- It appears that COVID-19 cases may be stabilizing after an uptick in mid-April. Local hospitalizations also appear to be trending downward again, which is a good sign. However, Skagit County has moved to a “High” disease transmission level, up from “Substantial” last week, according to a news release from the county. Skagit County’s 7-day case rate has increased by 6 percent since last week, and the 7-day hospitalization rate has decreased by 45 percent. For the 4th week in a row, no new COVID-19 related deaths were reported in Skagit County.     (read more)

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