While most students in Skagit County prepare to start the school year with online-only instruction, some will be heading back into classrooms.
Members of Skagit County’s congressional delegation agree that more COVID-19 relief funding is needed.
Two more Skagit County school boards approved Monday plans to begin the school year mostly online.
The Skagit County Board of Commissioners gave approval Monday for $809,000 in grants to help local businesses and nonprofits survive as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Bowling alleys may be forced to close permanently if the state doesn’t adjust COVID-19 restrictions to allow them to reopen, say those involved in the industry.
Hiking trails are the latest casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Skagit County resident has contracted a rare condition connected with COVID-19, according to the state Department of Health.
Families may be able to see their loved ones at long-term care facilities as soon as next week, according to a new plan from Gov. Jay Inslee.
Gov. Jay Inslee during a news conference Wednesday encouraged that school districts plan for online-only education this fall.
BURLINGTON — The Burlington-Edison School Board on Monday night approved a home-based learning plan that will have most of the school district’s students learning online in the fall.
Gov. Jay Inslee released guidance Monday on new restrictions being placed on gyms and fitness centers.
As they await more statewide COVID-19 restrictions, the owners of gyms and fitness centers in Skagit County are taking things day by day.
New limits on restaurants and bars that began Thursday include a 10 p.m. cut-off for alcoholic drinks and no dining inside with nonhousehold members.
The state’s top public health doctor shared Wednesday a little good news in the fight against COVID-19.
There have been 18 new COVID-19 cases in Skagit County over the past two days, according to data from county Public Health.
Tighter COVID-19 restrictions on gyms and health clubs, set to take effect Thursday, have been delayed.
MOUNT VERNON — Though several days remain in July, the month has already accounted for the largest number of COVID-19 cases and second largest tally of related hospitalizations in Skagit County.
MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon School District announced Monday that when school resumes in the fall most instruction will take place online.
After thousands suddenly lost their jobs in early spring, employment in Skagit County is increasing, but experts caution the situation is precarious as rising numbers of COVID-19 cases could bring new restrictions and shutdowns, and school closures and a child care shortage complicate return…
A handful of Skagit County farms are offering U-pick berries this season with COVID-19 modifications in place, while others are not opening their fields to the public but are providing other ways to buy berries.
Mount Vernon’s sales tax revenue continues to beat staff’s dire predictions for the COVID-19 pandemic.
New restrictions will begin taking effect next week, aimed at reducing contact between people as COVID-19 cases in Washington continue to climb.
Five new cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday in Skagit County, according to data from county Public Health.
The deadline is approaching for small businesses in Skagit County to apply for a COVID-19 relief program aimed at protecting jobs and supporting struggling companies.
Skagit County had 50 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, continuing the increase in the virus’ spread.
LA CONNER — Nine businesses in La Conner — including two restaurants, an art gallery, and multiple retail shops — have permanently closed or are closing, all but one citing COVID-19 as the reason for their closures.
Latino business leaders in Skagit County shared how they are implementing COVID-19 safety protocols as they work to keep employees and customers safe.
In response to rising cases of COVID-19 in Skagit County, Burlington will once again close several of its parks facilities, Mayor Steve Sexton announced in a July 16 letter.
After a relatively quiet June and having no COVID-19 deaths since May 18, Skagit County has reported two deaths in about a week’s time.
About 1,800 Skagit County businesses and nonprofits received federal loans to help them cover expenses and pay employees during the pandemic, with a majority of funds reaching smaller to medium-size businesses, according to data released by the Small Business Administration this month.
ANACORTES — The city of Anacortes will not host its “Open Streets” event downtown this weekend due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Skagit County.
As the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb, local and state officials are urging people to refocus on efforts to battle the spread of COVID-19.
Skagit Public Health leadership is skeptical that Skagit County will be ready to fully reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
A Mount Vernon nursing home is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 among residents and employees, Skagit County confirmed in a press release Monday.
Snohomish County isn’t moving onto Phase 3 anytime soon, local and state officials announced recently. And if new COVID-19 cases continue to increase, local health officials said it’s possible the county could drop back into Phase 1.
Snohomish County could drop back into Phase 1 if new COVID-19 cases continue to increase, local officials conceded Tuesday.
Imagine it: football players wearing masks during the coin flip, or volleyball players sitting on the bench 6 feet apart rather than being bunched up.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — With its rusty pipes, temporary walls and maze-like classrooms, Evergreen Elementary School has long posed a challenge for the Sedro-Woolley School District.
On the second day Washingtonians were required to wear face coverings in public to reduce the spread of COVID-19, most in Skagit County appeared to be complying with the order.
Skagit County’s Hispanic population is suffering disproportionately from COVID-19.
Gyms and fitness centers have faced special challenges in reopening to their members in Phase 2 of the governor’s Safe Start plan.
Skagit County has not controlled the spread of COVID-19 sufficiently enough to be eligible to advance to Phase 3 of the governor’s Safe Start plan.
Snohomish County isn’t ready yet to apply for Phase 3 of the state’s “Safe Start” reopening plan. In addition, health officials said they urge the 70 people who attended a party in Stanwood where one was positive with the coronavirus to get tested.
As Skagit County’s thrift stores reopen, they’re adjusting their operations to accept items that couldn’t be donated while the stores were shut down.
The Skagit Valley Casino Resort is set to reopen at 10 a.m Wednesday, about 100 days after it closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
OLYMPIA — Washington state will require people to wear facial coverings in public settings, under a statewide public health order announced by Gov. Jay Inslee in response to ongoing COVID-related health concerns.
Sea Mar Community Health Centers is offering free COVID-19 testing two days a week at its Mount Vernon medical clinic on LaVenture Road.
Snohomish County logged 77 new COVID-19 cases on Monday — the largest one-day tally since early April. In addition, officials are investigating a large party over the weekend with more than 50 people where one of the guests was symptomatic for COVID-19 and later tested positive.
Libraries throughout Skagit County recently began offering curbside service after months of being unable to check out books, movies and other materials to patrons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The state Department of Ecology is taking comment on emerging plans to clean up legacy contamination left beneath Sedro-Woolley’s Hammer Heritage Square from decades of underground petroleum storage including during operation as a gas station.
High school athletes likely won’t return to courts, fields and tracks until 2021.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced dramatic changes Tuesday night to high school sports for the upcoming school year — and cautioned that fans, coaches and players should brace for more changes in a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
If high school sports are played this fall, they'll get started later than first expected.
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