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Medical Clinic COVID-19 testing drive-thru August 23 from 2-3:30 p.m. Call (360) 466-3167 to register, or just show up!


July 26, 2021 - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

Due to the increasing prevalence of the COVID-19 Delta variant, Swinomish Public Health requests that all tribal staff get tested this week and encourages community members to do so as well, regardless of vaccination status.


July 28, 2021 - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

Thank you to everyone who tested for COVID-19 this week. There is one new confirmed case in the community today, but there are many lab results still pending.

Masks are required indoors and in crowds on the Swinomish Reservation regardless of your vaccination status and are recommended for use off-reservation in public spaces and crowded areas. This is also the latest recommendation from the CDC for anywhere there is substantial spread, which includes Skagit County. You can get a county-by-county view of the current situation here: covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view.

It is urgent that we do all we can to keep the COVID-19 Delta variant, which is highly contagious and can cause serious illness, from becoming more prominent here at Swinomish. The best tool we have to stop the spread is vaccination.

Most positive cases are among those who are not vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, you are at very high risk of becoming infected with the Delta variant and getting seriously ill in the coming days and weeks. Masking and physical distancing are very important, but getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, protect high-risk individuals, and protect those who are not able to be vaccinated, which includes children under 12 years old.

Please get your vaccine today. You can the Medical Clinic at (360) 466-3176 to make an appointment or follow this link to find a vaccination location near you: vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov

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BURN BAN IN EFFECT as of JUNE 25, 2021

RECREATIONAL BEACHES BACTERIA MONITORING
JULY 19, 2021 – Six monitored swimming beaches are OPEN for water contact activities. Next sampling is scheduled for July 29, 2021.

MONTHLY SHELLFISH PSP MONITORING AT LONE TREE POINT
JUNE 14, 2021 NO TOXIN DETECTED in butter clam sample. Next sampling date is July 2021.

 

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