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June 3: Another 34 COVID-19 cases in San Juan County

According to San Juan County Health and Community Services COVID-19 Data Dashboard, 34 cases have been reported in the first three days of June. The count since the pandemic began is 1674.  The count for the month of  May was 296, the second highest monthly total. There were 474 in January 2022.  

Note that these numbers do not include suspect cases (e.g., positive over-the-counter tests). 

The number of Actively Monitored Cases as of June 3, 2022 are listed below. These cases involve confirmed positive individuals who are still in the infectious period of their illness, are required to remain in isolation, and are being carefully monitored by San Juan County public health staff.

LOPEZ ISLAND: 10 

ORCAS ISLAND: 5

SAN JUAN ISLAND: 17

SHAW ISLAND. 0

OUTER ISLANDS: 0

MORE INFO from the health department:

Booster doses available for ages 5-11

If you are sick, stay home and test yourself for COVID.  Test kits come with two tests for a reason.  If the first test is negative, please use the second test at least 24 hours later to accurately determine your status.  You may use the following resources if you are symptomatic, test positive, or are a close contact of a positive individual: 1)  COVID-19 Symptom Decision Tree  and/or 2) What to Do If You Test Positive

Those who are high-risk or who are interacting closely with others who are high-risk, should continue to be thoughtful and work to minimize exposure.  Minimizing exposure includes wearing masks, limiting gatherings, and testing prior to gatherings.

It is NEVER too late to vaccinate. COVID vaccines dramatically reduce the risk of hospitalization and death if infected.  Booster shots significantly reduce risks even further.  Additional appointments at County mass vaccination sites have been opened for the week of June 6th.  For information on COVID vaccine appointments visit sjccovid.com.

Individuals that are high-risk and test positive for COVID are encouraged to contact their medical home or Primary Care Provider (PCP) regarding treatment options.  Preventative therapies are also available before you get infected.

Know Your Status!  You can still order free COVID test kits through the Washington State Department of Health at the Yes to Test website here. Currently, you may place an order for two test kits once a month (this is subject to change). You may also order free test kits through the Federal government here

Those who wish to keep up with case numbers may do so at the SJC COVID Data Dashboard. We will continue written updates as necessary to share critical information.

Last modified onSaturday, 04 June 2022 00:44