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Whatcom Unified Command status report for May 22

According to the Whatcom County Health Department, there have been 381 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the county as of 11:44 a.m., March 26. A total of 7,762 people have tested negative while 33 … more

Unemployment insurance fraud slows down claim processing

The Washington state Employment Security Department (ESD) has delayed payments for 1-2 days as it attempts to validate all claims as authentic. According to a report in today’s Seattle Times, … more

Point Roberts Primary School enrolling now for fall

Point Roberts Primary School is now accepting registration for kindergarten through third grade for the 2020-2021 school year. Please call 360/945-2223 for information. The primary school is … more

Covid-19 testing "more of a tickle than anything else"

Deb Shields, physician assistant at the local health clinic, tests Louise Mugar for Covid-19 at the weekly testing program on Saturday, May 16. The new testing protocol involves swabbing both … more

County issues directive to wear face masks, beginning May 22

Whatcom County health officer Dr. Greg Stern has issued a directive effective Friday, May 22 that those individuals in shared workplaces and public spaces should wear cloth masks. King County has … more

Whatcom Museum goes virtual

Though the Whatcom Museum is physically closed to the public, they are committed to connecting to the community virtually with activities, art, history and education. There are a variety of new … more

Covid-19 testing on the Point this weekend

The fire department and the local health clinic will be offering Covid-19 testing on Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. People wanting to be tested should email fire chief Christopher Carleton … more

A Note from Point Roberts Food Bank

The Point Roberts Food Bank is available to anyone in the community who can use a little extra assistance due to Covid-19.  Thanks to the generosity of our contributors, we have the … more

Whatcom Unified Command status report for May 20

Whatcom Unified Command's daily Covid-19 status report for May 19 is available here, and in the attachment to the left.  more

Whatcom Unified Command status report for May 19

Whatcom Unified Command's daily Covid-19 status report for May 19 is available here, and in the attachment to the left.  more

Canada/U.S. border closure extended another 30 days

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canada/U.S. border closure to non-essential travel would be extended another 30 days until June 21. “This is an important decision that … more

Whatcom Unified Command status report for May 15

Whatcom Unified Command's daily Covid-19 status report for May 15 is available here, and in the attachment to the left.  more

Border not expected to re-open until at least the end of June

According to attendees of the Whatcom County border task force, it’s unlikely that the U.S./Canada border will be opened before the end of June. Fire chief Christopher Carleton reported to a … more

Local Covid-19 tests being offered this weekend

Once again, the fire department and the local health clinic will be offering Covid-19 testing on Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. People wanting to be tested should email fire chief … more

Point Roberts Library planning to reopen

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is planning to reopen library branches in accordance with governor Inslee’s phased reopening plan. “it appears we will begin accepting the return … more

Close Encounters of the Cetacean Kind

Close encounters of the Cetacean kind: Kayakers, canoeists and stand up paddlers are enjoying closeup encounters with three grey whales that have been feeding in Boundary Bay for... more

Don’t delay necessary care, PeaceHealth urges

As Whatcom County continues to focus on social distancing, handwashing and face masks to flatten the curve, PeaceHealth is beginning to plan for the future with a focus on safely returning to care … more

Whatcom Unified Command status report for May 12

Whatcom Unified Command's daily Covid-19 status report for May 12 is available here, and in the attachment to the left.  more

Six new Covid-19 cases brings county total to 342

On May 12, the Whatcom County Health Department reported six new confirmed cases of Covid-19, and no new deaths. The department of health's website showed that 20 test results came back negative … more

State will soon have 1,371 Covid-19 "contact tracers" ready to go

Washington state will have 1,371 contact tracers trained and ready to go by the end of the week, governor Jay Inslee said during a May 12 press conference. Each time someone tests positive for … more
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