Update: April 17, 2020 - No new positive COVID-19 tests were reported by San Juan County's Emergency Operations Center on Friday, April 17, 2020. There are still eight positive test results on Orcas Island, five on San Juan Island and one on Lopez Island.
The number of tests conducted is 515 which equals a little more than three percent of 17,128 - the 2018 population figure for the county. 14 cases equals .08 percent of 17,128. The number of tests pending are unknown so the percent of tests that are positive is an estimate. 14 positive cases equals 2.7 percent of 515 tests or 3 percent of 459 (the number of tests conducted as of April 16 when the 14th case was reported).
If you extrapolate out, if all 17,128 of the population were tested and the 3 percent positive results held up, there would be 514 positive cases. Of course this is an estimate since we don't know the number of tests that are complete.
As of April 3, the percentage of positive tests was 3.4 percent of the 175 tests that had been completed.
Update: April 16, 2020 - A new case of COVID-19 was reported by San Juan County's Emergency Operations Center on Thursday, April 16. 459 people have been tested. There are now eight positive test results on Orcas Island, five on San Juan Island and one on Lopez Island. The number of tests conducted is 459.
Update: April 15, 2020 - No new cases of COVID-19 were reported by San Juan County's Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday, April 15. 438 people have been tested. There were eight positive test results on Orcas Island, four on San Juan Island and one on Lopez Island.
Update: April 14, 2020 - No new cases of COVID-19 were reported by San Juan County's Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday, April 14. There are eight on Orcas Island, four on San Juan Island and one on Lopez Island. The number of tests conducted is 400.
Update: April 13, 2020 - No new cases of COVID-19 were reported by San Juan County's Emergency Operations Center on Monday, April 13. There are eight on Orcas Island, four on San Juan Island and one on Lopez Island. The number of tests conducted is 358.
Update: April 10, 2020 - Another new positive case on Orcas Island was reported by San Juan County's Emergency Operations Center on Friday, April 10. The county total is now 13 - four on San Juan Island, eight on Orcas Island and one on Lopez Island. There have been 328 tests conducted. As explained in the previous update,county the pending number of cases is no longer being provided. A list of cases by island is posted at the end of this article.
Update: April 9, 2020 - There were no news positive test results reported on Thursday, April 9, 2020. The total is still 12 - four on San Juan Island, seven on Orcas Island and one on Lopez Island. There have been 319 tests conducted. As explained in the previous update, the pending number of cases is no longer being provided. A list of cases by island is posted at the end of this article.
Update: April 8, 2020 - San Juan County did not have any new positive tests for COVID-19 recorded on April 8. The total is still 12 - four on San Juan Island, seven on Orcas Island and one on Lopez Island. There have been 310 tests conducted. As explained in the previous update, the pending number of cases is no longer being provided. A list of cases by island is posted at the end of this article.
Update: April 7, 2020 - San Juan County now has a dozen people who have tested positive for COVID-19. The total is now four on San Juan Island, seven on Orcas Island and one on Lopez Island. There have been 303 tests conducted. As explained in the previous update, the pending number of cases is no longer being provided. A list of cases by island is posted at the end of this article.
Previous update: San Juan County has 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of April 6, 2020. The state Department of Health still has 9 listed as the total for the islands. The county's number combines information from DOH and local providers.
There have been 294 tests performed. 10 were positive. The number of tests pending will not be reported anymore. The county's website states: "WA State Department of Health had been providing the pending/negative test data, but as of April 5 will no longer be providing that information. Gathering that information direct from providers would put an undue strain on provider offices. Focus will be on total tests and confirmed positives. Note that test result turn around time from labs has been steadily improving and we expect that trend to continue."
As of April 3, there had been 212 tests conducted in the county, results were pending for 37, six had tested positive, 169 were negative.
Here is a list of the cases so far.
[EDITOR's NOTE: Links to information that cases #4, #9 and #10 have generously and thoughtfully shared with the community are posted. Sharing the info is very brave on their part as there have been reports in other locales of harrassment and worse. If that type of problem arises in the San Juan Islands, we'll stop reporting such details. Thanks for your cooperation.]
The dates shown are the dates the information was released.
MARCH 20 - MORE INFORMATION
1. Orcas Island - Person
MARCH 24 - MORE INFORMATION
2. Orcas Island - Person who was close contact of first case
MARCH 26 - MORE INFORMATION
3. Lopez Island - Person
March 28 - MORE INFORMATION
4. San Juan Island - Resident who was exposed at Seattle fire station where he works. He was called while on traveling home to the islands on the ferry. Stayed in car, contacted Peace Island Medical Center, was tested by a healthcare worker while in his car. Stayed home for 14 days. MORE INFORMATION
APRIL 1 - MORE INFORMATION
5. Orcas Island resident -
6. Peace Island Medical Center staff member. Ordinarily, the county Health Department does contact tracing. PIMC is doing its own contact tracing with advice from San Juan County Medical Officer Dr. Frank James.
APRIL 4 - MORE INFORMATION
7. San Juan Island - A San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services person.
8. Orcas Island - Person who is a close household member of one of the earlier Orcas Island cases.
9. Orcas Island -A man - half of a couple who run a farm on Orcas Island
10. Orcas Island - A woman - half of a couple who run a farm on Orcas Island MORE INFORMATION
11. San Juan Island
12. Orcas Island
13: Orcas Island
14: San Juan Island
COVID 19 INFORMATION LINKS
- NOW OPEN: 50 percent of lodging, camping, moorage in the San Juan Islands
- Proven Diet for Your Gut Issues
- Move to Phase 3 will be decided county by county; June 13 earliest date San Juan County would be eligible
- Definition of a close contact updated
- 1118 tests performed, still 15 positive results in San Juan County
- What can you do in Phase 2 in the San Juan Islands?
- San Juan County is NOW in Phase 2
- Additional counties approved to move to phase two of Gov. Jay Inslee's Safe Start plan
- Two cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) in Washington state
- Letter posted asking state for waiver; Most camping and overnight moorage would not be allowed in the islands in Phase 2
- Happy smiling people hanging about in the Town of Friday Harbor
- $150K of Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants distributed to 21 island businesses
- Updated: San Juan County eligible for a waiver to skip ahead to Phase 2 under new criteria
- Inslee announces restart of all medical services in Washington
- What does the face covering order mean?
- Statewide Report: Distancing measures remain critical as COVID-19 transmission persists
- Update on Face covering order: It's a recommendation until county is in Phase 2, then it's mandatory
- No request made this week to state to skip to Phase 2, Might ask next week
- Directive to wear face coverings begins May 18 in King County
- Inslee issues additional guidance for outdoor recreation in Phase 1 and Phase 2
- Learn about guidance for reopening dine-in restaurants in Phase 2
- Inslee launches Contact Tracing Initiative
- County Health Officer may mandate the wearing of masks in Phase 2
- 3 more counties allowed to skip ahead to Phase 2
- Lopez Island 4th of July Fireworks canceled for 2020
- May 11: San Juan County Council and Board of Health meeting
- Next number report not until Monday, May 11
- Inslee releases more guidance on Phase I
- 5 Washington counties approved for early move to next phase of reopening
- $117K in grants awarded to 4 farms serving Orcas Island
- Anti-body Update from Dr. House
- Island Rec will be offering virtual programs this summer; In-person programs and events canceled
- Update May 15: 972 tests performed, positive count remains at 15
- Here are the 4 steps to apply for a waiver to skip ahead to Phase 2
- Inslee updates Phased Reopening Plan
- Update from state's Joint Information Center
- Health Officer extends order to May 31 keeping lodging and more closed in the San Juan Islands
- How San Juan County compares to 10 counties that might skip ahead to Phase 2; Detailed list of Phases posted
- Gov. extends his order means Memorial Day a bust, 4th of July festivities unlikely
- Inslee clarifies limits on elective surgeries
- AG tells Stine to stop selling and administering his COVID-19 'vaccine'
- UPDATE May 1: No new cases of COVID-19 in the San Juan Islands
- Partial re-opening of some outdoor recreation activities on May 5
- Inslee: $300 million in federal stimulus funding to go to cities and counties of less than 500,000 population
- April 25 and 26 updates from state Joint Information Center: new symptoms listed, new numbers, tips for parents and more...
- Inslee announces plan to allow construction projects previously underway to be completed
- UPDATED April 24: Streak keeps going, 8 days since last positive test result, Count remains at 14
- Working Washington Small Business Grant program gets additional $5 million infusion; $10 million now available to address some of estimated 25,000 applications from businesses up to 10 employees
- Everything you need to know right now about local testing
- Inslee explains his WA state recovery plan
- Help available from Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Island Family Resource Centers
- UPDATED April 22: More good news count still 14 for San Juan County; 594 tested
- Latest from Camp Murray EOC
- Mayor invites 'vaccine' seller to Friday Harbor
- COVID Symptom Tracker app can help slow the spread
- DOH reporting another new case for San Juan County: Total now 15
- COVID-19 survivors may help save lives by donating blood
- Looking for take-out: there's an app for that
- San Juan Island Community Foundation raised $145k for COVID-19 response
- Ferry reservations for summer postponed
- State EOC's new report: Distancing efforts working and must continue in key Washington counties
- Governors of WA, OR, and CA will coordinate reopening plans
- 3 property tax relief options offered by San Juan County Treasurer
- Voluntary testing of essential folks begins April 13 in Friday Harbor
- DOH adds additional data on confirmed COVID-19 cases
- Dr. James extends lockdown order through May 4
- WSF extends winter sailing schedules through June 20 due to lower demand
- Sheriff has not found a single vacation rental not complying with Gov's order
- Update from state's Joint Operations Center - food, emergency grants for businesses and more...
- More hand sanitizer being produced on Orcas Island
- Essentially an Islander: Ryan Nelson
- WIAA told no sports for the rest of this school year
- UPDATED April 16: One new case; County total 14
- Delivering soon? PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Island Hospital Childbirth Centers offer assurance
- April 7: Larsen to host COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall
- Inslee extends school closures for the rest of the 2019-20 school year
- April 4 and 5 Updates from Joint EOC at Camp Murray - face coverings, drivers license expirations and more...
- Two Orcas Island positive cases share details
- UPDATED April 4: FOUR new COVID-19 cases; Count is now 10 in the San Juan Islands
- PIMC offering their patients mobile COVID-19 testing in Friday Harbor
- County recommends 14-day quarantine when returning from the mainland
- Recap of COVID-19 News and Updates from state EOC
- UPDATED April 3: No new COVID-19 positive tests; Count remains at 6 county-wide- including a PIMC staff person
- Governor's Stay Home - Stay Healthy order extended to May 4; More guidance issued
- 2 more COVID-19 cases; 1 on San Juan Island (PIMC staffer), 1 on Orcas Island
- $120K in emergency rental assistance available for San Juan County residents
- DSHS purchases shuttered nursing home in Seattle to free up hospital beds in Western Washington hospitals
- Dr. James and Dr. House working together to find a way to expand testing
- Widespread COVID-19 testing plan nixed by lack of tests
- Medical Surge Planning: Hoping for the Best, Planning for the Worst
- All appts at DOL offices cancelled; Online form to report businesses violating Gov's order
- Stay Home - Healthy guidelines for children and families
- UPDATED April 1: COVID-19 case count is 6 in San Juan County - including a PIMC staff person
- Alchemy Art Center creates opportunities for Creativity at Home
- Property Taxes and COVID-19, from San Juan County Treasurer
- Compass Health providing free, downloadable templates and protocols as part of COVID-19 response
- Hubbard, the first positive COVID 19 case on San Juan Island, shares his experience
- First case of COVID 19 on San Juan Island; County total now 4
- UPDATE: Someone needed to do the research study: Dr. House working to test everyone on San Juan Island
- Message from King's/Marketplace to the community
martin Tate Friday, 17 April 2020 22:29 Comment Link
Hi Sharon. Thank you for you doing your page with the updates but come on, you can do better than the above.Report
Firstly the testing that has been done (515) is heavily weighted , firstly to those that think they have the virus. Therefore it is likely that tested population is at high risk of being positive.
Secondly out of the 515 tested, some 90 plus are presmably PIMC staff who ALL tested negative.
Thirdly the first positive case on SJI was a very responsible emt who self quaranteed on the incoming ferry and reasonably could not have passed the virus to anyone else on the island.
Fourthly the latest SJI positive resident (April 16th) 5th on the island is identified as being positive 9 days after the 4th SJI resident positive. The 4th patient would have been in quarantine from the 7th April having had symptoms dating way back to end March. I have to surmise , with a 14 day infection delay, the fifth person infected did not get the virus from the 4th person. If the two, 4th and 5th,people had been in contact they would have shown symptoms very close to each other in terms of days.
Thus the obvious conclusion with the 4 th and 5 th patients is that the 5th infected brought the infection onto the island through a visit to SJI from outside. Whether by coming onto the island as a one off or going on a Costco run and coming back.