A message on Covid-19 testing results from fire chief Carleton

If you are testing on a Wednesday or Sunday, please make it by the station between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. the next day to pick up results. I will publish out to PAWS, Point Interface, All Point Bulletin …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: September 11

Whatcom County has had 13,528 probable and confirmed Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, according to September 13 Washington State Department of Health data. The death toll in Whatcom …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: September 7

The case rate is the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people over the past two weeks. New cases are the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the last week. Vaccination is …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: August 28

Whatcom County has had 658 probable and confirmed Covid-19 cases since last week and 12,388 in total since the start of the pandemic, according to August 31 Washington State Department of Health …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: August 21

Covid-19 cases continue to surge Whatcom County health director Erika Lautenbach said the Covid-19 case and hospitalization surge are not yet over. “Our continuing high cases rates …

Governor announces tough Covid-19 mandates

In an effort to beat back the Covid-19 Delta variant, Washington state governor Jay Inslee announced some of the toughest mandates in the country on August 18. As of October 18, K-12 educators, …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: August 14

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Covid-19 hospitalizations are continuing to increase, with 37 people admitted for Covid-19 on August 17, 12 more than last week. Whatcom County has had 469 …

Covid-19 cases described as an “uptick”

There have been 12 recent cases of Covid-19 in Point Roberts, all of which have been asymptomatic or mild, according to SuperTrack’s Dr. Sean Bozorgzad. Speaking at the Point Roberts hospital …

Marina office closure

Due to two Point Roberts Marina employees testing positive for Covid-19, the Point Roberts marina office will be closed to the public until Tuesday, August 10 for thorough sanitation. …

Letter to the community from fire chief Christopher Carleton

There have been a number of new Covid-19 cases here in our community over the last week. All parties have been …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district: July 31

Thirty-six cases of the Delta variant have been detected in Whatcom County since the first case was reported early July. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) said in an August 3 press …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district: July 24

The Delta variant has not been detected in Whatcom County since the first case was reported July 7, but the Washington State Department of Health is warning about its spread as Covid-19 cases …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district: July 17

No more confirmed cases of the Delta variant have appeared in Whatcom County since DOH reported the first case July 7. Health professionals consider the Delta variant, detected in India last year, to …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district: July 10

On July 12, Whatcom County reached its long sought-after milestone to have 70 percent of residents 16 and older become fully vaccinated. This comes as the first confirmed case of the Delta variant …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district: July 3

Whatcom County has had a total of 9,947 confirmed and probable cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to July 5 Washington state Department of Health (DOH) data. The …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district: June 26

Washington state opened businesses to 100 percent capacity June 30, bringing the state back to a sense of seeming normalcy for the first time since the pandemic forced shutdowns in March 2020. People …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: June 21

Whatcom County has had a total of 9,846 confirmed and probable cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to June 21 Washington state Department of Health (DOH) data. The …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: June 12

Local health officials are urging Whatcom County residents to get vaccinated to avoid severe illness. Between April 3 and May 29, 103 people were hospitalized in Whatcom County who weren’t …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: June 5

Whatcom County has had a total of 9,262 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 401 probable cases (9,663 total cases), according to June 7 Washington state Department of …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: May 29

The Whatcom County community vaccination center will permanently close Thursday, June 17. Local healthcare providers have run the clinic at Bellingham Technical College since early …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: May 22

Whatcom County has had a total of 8,920 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 366 probable cases (9,286 total cases), according to May 24 Washington state Department of …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: May 15

Whatcom County Health Department officials say they are not considering greater restrictions if the county fails Phase 3 metrics, which the county currently meets. Governor Jay Inslee said in a …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: May 8

Whatcom County has had a total of 8,522 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 333 probable cases (8,855 total cases), according to May 10 Washington State Department of …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: May 1

Whatcom County Health Department officials say they’ve seen a decrease in Covid-19 vaccine demand within recent weeks, but it’s too soon to know the reason. In an email to The …

Getting closer: 664 vaccinated through fire district and health clinic program

A total of 664 people have now been vaccinated through the fire district and health clinic program. Second doses were administered to 203 people on Sunday, April 25 in a well-organized and efficient …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: April 24

Whatcom County has had a total of 7,991 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 305 probable cases (8,296 total cases), according to April 26 Washington State Department of …

18 years or older? Get vaccinated this weekend

The fire district and health clinic has scheduled a vaccination clinic this Saturday 1 – 2 p.m. after receiving 100 more doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. Anyone who is 18 years or older …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: April 10

Whatcom County will remain in phase 3 after meeting the state’s metrics that require no more than 200 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the past two weeks (Whatcom had 182.6) and no more …

CDC advises against travel to Canada

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its highest Covid-19 alert for travelers yesterday, advising that Covid-19 levels in Canada were at Level 4: Very High. The advisory stated …

Vaccinations to resume this Saturday

The local fire and hospital districts will resume Covid-19 vaccinations this coming Saturday from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Benson Road firehall. Anyone 18 years old and older is eligible for the …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: April 3

Governor Jay Inslee has announced that all adults in Washington would be eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination starting Thursday, April 15. The governor’s office said in a March 31 statement …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: March 27

As of March 28, Whatcom County has had a total of 7,256 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 227 probable cases (7,483 total cases), according to Washington State …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: March 20

As of March 20, Whatcom County has had a total of 7,094 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 198 probable cases (7,292 total cases), according to Washington State …

Vaccinations resume this Sunday at the fire hall

Another 200 or so residents will receive their first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine this Sunday, March 21, if all goes well. The fire department received the vaccines earlier this week and …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: March 16

As of March 14, Whatcom County has had a total of 6,995 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 176 probable cases (7,171 total cases), according to Washington State …

Covid-19 vaccinations proceeding smoothly

A total of 280 Covid-19 vaccinations have been administered over the past two weekends, according to Point Roberts fire chief Christopher Carleton. There were 74 shots given on February 20 with …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: March 2

As of February 28, Whatcom County has had a total of 6,646 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 83 deaths, according to Washington State Department of Health (DOH) data. …

First vaccinations on Point Roberts begin tomorrow

The first Covid-19 vaccinations to be administered on Point Roberts will begin on Friday, February 19, according to fire chief Christopher Carleton. “This Friday is a small group of 70 that …

First Covid-19 cases in Point Roberts

Point Roberts has notched its first cases of Covid-19. The first individual who tested positive had recently returned home from a congregate setting in Bellingham; another person in the same …

Covid-19 vaccinations getting closer to Point Roberts

SuperTrack Urgent Care, operators of the Point Roberts Clinic, will be placing its first order for Covid-19 vaccines on Friday, according to Dr. Sean Bozorgzadeh. The physician spoke at the Point …

Covid-19 in Whatcom County by school district, February 9

Whatcom County reached more than 6,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic this week, but case rates continue to drop. “After a significant decline from a post-holiday …

Local clinic and fire district prepare to offer Covid-19 vaccinations

The process to allow the Point Roberts health clinic to begin administering Covid-19 vaccines is nearing the final stages, according to the district. Addressing commissioners at their regular monthly …

County has received just 5,900 vaccine doses so far

As county and statewide vaccinations continue into the new year, Good Samaritan Society – Stafholt is expected to start administering doses of the first round of the Pfizer vaccine on Tuesday, …

Covid-19 cases in Whatcom County by school district, November 9

As of November 9, Whatcom County has had a total of 1,737 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 52 deaths, according to the Washington State Department of Health. One …

Whatcom County Health Department guidelines for Covid-19 safe holidays

With the rate of new Covid-19 infections increasing in Whatcom County and the holiday season approaching, the Whatcom County Health Department released some new guidance for holiday gatherings in a …

County concerned about Covid-19 trends

The number of Covid-19 cases in Whatcom County is not trending in the right direction. Whatcom County has seen an increase of new Covid-19 cases since September 8, defying a downward trend in new …

Point Roberts is still a good place to avoid Covid-19

According to the Whatcom County Health Department, Point Roberts is still considered to be free of Covid-19. During a media briefing on August 18, Whatcom County health department director Erika …

Border closure extended until September 21

Non-essential land travel between the U.S./Canada border will remain closed until at least September 21, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf announced in an August 14 tweet. This is …

Border closure extended until late August

According to Canadian news reports, non-essential travel between the U.S. and Canada is expected to remain blocked until at least August 21, as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the U.S. Neither …

SBA releases data on Payroll Protection Program recipients

In response to Freedom of Information Act requests, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has released information on loans made through the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) that was …