UPDATED April 4: FOUR new COVID-19 cases; Count is now 10 in the San Juan Islands

PRESS RELEASE: San Juan County Health and Community Services staff have been notified of four new positive COVID-19 test results in San Juan County, including one on San Juan Island and three on Orcas Island. This brings the total number of cases in San Juan County to 10.

The County data reporting page will be updated at the end of the day on Monday, once all of the test results and numbers from all local healthcare providers are available and updated.

The new positive test result on San Juan Island was reported for a provider at San Juan Island EMS. However, after extensive public health investigation with the County surveillance team and San Juan Island EMS leadership, there appears to be very limited exposure risk to the public or other agency members.

According to San Juan Island EMS Interim Chief Karl Kuetzing, “We are working closely with San Juan County. Both EMS and the County Health Department are confident that there has been little to no contact with the general public or members of the EMS team during the period of time when the patient may have been infectious. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide clear information as needed to the community.”

One of the cases on Orcas Island is of a close household contact of a previous positive. The other two cases are still under investigation.

Residents of all islands should be working off the assumption that the illness is present in their community. Aggressive efforts to ensure hygiene, to limit social contact, and to remove any opportunity for disease transmission are essential.

San Juan County health officials remind everyone that if you feel sick and have mild symptoms, stay home. If you feel you have more serious symptoms or if you are at risk for severe illness, stay home and call your health provider. Do not go directly to a clinic or to the hospital. Follow your doctor or health provider’s direction. If you feel the situation is urgent and life threatening, call 9-1-1.

The San Juan County COVID-19 Hotline (360-370-7500) is staffed M-F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and the State of Washington Hotline (800-525-0127) is staffed from 6 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week.

COVID 19 INFORMATION LINKS

Microsoft Interactive Global Map of COVID 19

Centers for Disease Control

Washington State Coronavirus Response

Governor Jay Inslee

Washington State Dept. of Health


San Juan County Dept. of Health

San Juan County's Hot Topic: Contact Tracing

San Juan County Case Numbers

San Juan County COVID 19 Hot Topics

San Juan County Departments' Service Status during COVID-19 Crisis

FAQs about San Juan County's Stay at Home Order


King County/Seattle Dept. of Health

Whatcom County Dept. of Health

Skagit County Dept. of Health

 

 

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