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Island County has joined San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties following new state guidance.
Some students could be back in class on Feb. 1.
Students in grades 7-12 could be back to hybrid in-person learning in early February.
Dr. Lindquist has been serving on an emergency basis since Dec. 31 and will continue until Jan. 20.
Officials will meet Wednesday to hire a new public health officer to replace one who quit.
Vaccines will be given out according to the state’s distribution plan, not by a community list.
Several staff from Island County Public Health quit, so state contact tracers have stepped in.
The hospital’s plan is to vaccinate about 1,600 of the high-risk health care workers in 14 days.
Vaccines for COVID-19 are expected to be available at WhidbeyHealth this week for healthcare workers.
The Oak Harbor School Board approved a modified plan for Pre-K through sixth grade classes.
Vaccinations to begin with healthcare workers, first responders on Dec. 28.
Island County may be near the front of the line for new vaccines.
Increasing case numbers in the county have school officials considering a move to at-home learning.
18 people have tested positive for coronavirus at a long-term care facility in Oak Harbor.
A domestic assault trial was delayed after a defense attorney was exposed someone with COVID-19.
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Health officials are also planning for future vaccine distribution.
The most recent round of funds - nearly $1.7 million - was awarded to the county in early September.
A socially distant candy chute is one man’s idea for a COVID-safe Halloween.