Coronavirus

A Washington State University survey has found that 30% of households in the state have experienced food insecurity since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

MOUNT VERNON — Staff at Skagit County’s COVID-19 testing site ran tests on 250 people Wednesday, the first day since the site was moved to the Skagit County Fairgrounds. 

With COVID-19 cases rising in counties throughout the state — including Skagit — state health officials urged the public Tuesday to follow health guidelines before COVID-19 deaths rise and hospitals are overwhelmed with patients.

With the rate of new COVID-19 cases increasing in the county, two Skagit County public school districts have pulled back on plans for in-person learning.

The Stanwood-Camano School District is continuing to pause efforts to bring back more students into buildings until multiple weeks of decreasing infection rates are recorded in both Island and Snohomish counties, according to a statement Wednesday evening from the district.  

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Skagit County has continued to climb, furthering a spike observed in early October.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, he said Friday. The positive test comes a month until the election and after the president has spent the year largely downplaying the threat of the virus.

Using federal CARES Act dollars, the state Department of Commerce developed an Economic Recovery Dashboard that provides data on employment, consumer behavior, food assistance and other economic indicators to track the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

After beginning the school year in a mostly online fashion, two Skagit County school districts announced Tuesday they intend to shift to a hybrid model, bringing back their youngest students to campuses.

Skagit County’s drive-thru COVID-19 test site will reopen Thursday under limited hours, after being closed for nearly a week because of poor air quality.

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State officials last week provided more directions on the roadmap for a return of high school sports. But high school sports in the Stanwood-Camano area — and much of Snohomish County — remained sidelined for the time being.

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