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  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    Washington state parks and wildlife areas to close following governor’s order OLYMPIA – March 24, 2020 – Today, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks) and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced the temporary closure of all state-managed parks, wildlife areas and water access areas for at least two weeks starting Wednesday, March 25. The ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    CITY OF BURLINGTON FURTHER ADJUSTS FOR COVID-19 For information regarding the Coronavirus, visit the Skagit County website at www.skagitcounty.net/coronavirus or call the State DOH Coronavirus hotline: 800-525-0127, press # -- Posted March 17, 2020. Last updated: March 24, 2020: The City of Burlington on March 24, 2020 is further adjusting for COVID-19 measures in accordance with ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    Skagit Valley College Spring Quarter will start on time (April 7) and will be offered via remote delivery only Skagit Valley College announces that Spring Quarter will start on time on April 7th. All classes will be offered by remote delivery only throughout the quarter. However, Basic Education for Adult classes will start on April 27; BEdA classes will be delivered remotely as well. With the ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    State Parks offers fun (and educational) at-home activities for junior rangers   OLYMPIA – March 25, 2020 – Now that Gov. Inslee has issued the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” orderto help combat the spread of COVID-19, many parents or guardians are wondering how to keep their young ones busy and engaged. Washington State Parks wants to help. Parks staff have created a variety of activity sheets ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    In line with Governor Jay Inslee’s Stay-at-Home Order, Seattle Goodwill has made the following decisions: 1.       Effective March 25, 2020 at 5:30 pm, e-Commerce, Transportation, and remaining Donations operations will be suspended.  2.       All currently open donation centers will be closed. 3.       All stores and donation centers will remain closed for the duration of the order.  
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    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    The City of Burlington on March 24, 2020 has closed its offices until further notice to adjust for COVID-19 measures in accordance with recommendations from federal, state and local agencies. Employees have been furloughed with the exception of those deemed most critical, such as Burlington’s police and fire forces.We realize the impact to you from these extreme measures will be significant. It is ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, all activities related to employment opportunities with the City of Burlington are suspended. If you have submitted an application for an open position, it will remain on file until it can be reviewed. If you would like to submit an application for an open position, please do so, but note that it will not be reviewed until the City has resumed normal operations. ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Burlington is open and providing emergency lodging services to any first responders that need to self quarantine or who would rather work away from their families for safety reasons. Any essential personnel seeking housing, please reach out to me at skish@meretehotels.com. or call (360)757-2717. Our hotel, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, is about ten mins north of Skagit ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    North Cascades National Park Service Complex Modifies Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance  Sedro Woolley, WA – North Cascades National Park Service Complex, in response to the Stay Home, Stay Safe Proclamation and Proclamation 20-14 Reduction of Statewide Limits on Gatherings issued by the Governor of the State of Washington, is announcing additional modifications to operations to ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Washington state parks and wildlife areas to close following governor’s orderOLYMPIA – March 24, 2020 – Today, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks) and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced the temporary closure of all state-managed parks, wildlife areas and water access areas for at least two weeks starting Wednesday, March 25. The closure ...read more
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    Sunday, March 22, 2020
    Day use areas and trails remain open OLYMPIA – March 22, 2020 – Today, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks), Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the closure of all state campgrounds across Washington to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Campgrounds will remain closed through April 30. The closure includes ...read more
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    Saturday, March 21, 2020
    To Our Helping Hands Community,I am writing to you today to talk about the needs that Helping Hands and the community are facing right now.This is an unprecedented event, for most of us in the community. We are facing some huge decisions and we want to ask for your help, to solve some of these huge obstacles that are going to come up in the near future.We all know that schools have been ...read more
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    Friday, March 20, 2020
    Community Action is fulfilling their mission during COVID-19. Services continue, but all in-person office services have been suspended at all locations until further notice. The East County Resource Center in Concrete is remaining open with limited walk-up services.“Community Action has added remote services options, and some new services available for the first time to people of low-to-moderate ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Northwest Athletic Conference announces cancellation of spring sports at all NWAC member colleges, including Skagit Valley College        In an abundance of caution and to limit further exposure to COVID-19, Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Executive Director Marco Azurdia has announced that all spring sports and NWAC Championship events for member colleges, including Skagit Valley College, ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Curbside Pickup Now Available at your local Mud Bay, just call us! (360)826-7660If it would be helpful (or you would prefer) to keep your visit as brief as possible, you can now place and pay for your purchase over the phone. We'll be delighted to bring your order to your car - you won't even need to enter the store!  Our store hours have temporarily altered: Saturday/Sunday 9:00 a.m. -7:30 p.m., ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Fidalgo Coffee is operational and filling all orders. Safety is #1. We are strictly enforcing team member best practices and food safety best practices—even with new information coming out daily. Fidalgo has been following and inspected for industry food safety best practices as formal processes since implementing these programs in 2007. Our goal is to stay in the game with our customers—with ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    As of March 17 the library is closed until further notice. In accordance with, and in support of public health best practices to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting areas people can congregate, the Burlington Public Library will be closed until further notice beginning Tuesday, March 17. All meeting room reservations are cancelled through April 30. During this time we are still striving to ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    In response to the pandemic of Covid19 Coronavirus, Txley remains open with free curbside service for basic necessities – Toilet Paper, Gloves, Facial Tissues, Hand Sanitizer, and Germicidal/Viricidal Disinfectants.   Txley CEO, Jay Chakravarty understands the need to promote sanitation and hygiene while fulfilling the demands of necessities during this challenging time.  Keeping social ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash., March 17, 2020 - In order to protect patients, their loved ones and  caregivers during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, PeaceHealth United General Medical Center is strategically and rigorously restricting the number of people who enter the doors of its facility. Effective March 17, no visitors will be allowed to enter the medical center until further ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    CITY OF BURLINGTON ADJUSTS SERVICES FOR COVID-19 Burlington adapts to deliver city services during crisis   BURLINGTON, WA—March 17 2020   The City of Burlington today is further adjusting services in accordance with recommendations from federal, state and local agencies.   In support of public health best practices to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect residents, customers and staff, ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Goodwill Alert - Temporary Closure Retail Stores: All Goodwill stores will be closed March 19 – April 2 to support public health efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Donation Centers: We are accepting donations at Crown Hill, Martha Lake, North Transfer Station, Ravenna, Seattle Dearborn and the Woodinville center on 131st Ave. NE.   * Here is a link to a message from our President & ...read more
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    Sunday, March 15, 2020
    To support the health and well-being of the families in our region, The Children’s Museum of Skagit County will be closed to the general public from March 16th to April 3rd. During this time our Museum Explorers Preschool and the Museum Store will continue to operate normally. Planning is underway now to provide First Responders Day Camps, to fill a critical need for additional child care in our ...read more
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    Saturday, March 14, 2020
    It is important to keep informed about the current COVID-19 situation. We want to make it easier for you to find resources and up-to-date information, so we’ve compiled a list of online resources that are regularly updated as the situation evolves. These are to help you protect your organization, employees and families. Please let us know if you have found other resources that you have found ...read more
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    Friday, March 13, 2020
    COVID-19 update: Washington businesses are encouraged to follow the latest CDC guidance for employers at this time. This includes encouraging ill employees to stay home. Also, per the CDC, please don’t require a healthcare provider’s note for employees who are sick with acute respiratory illness to validate their illness or to return to work. Healthcare provider offices and medical facilities are ...read more
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    Friday, March 13, 2020
    U.S. Bank Announces Assistance for Customers Affected by coronavirus March 13, 2020Customers are encouraged to visit service information webpage or contact designated phone lineU.S. Bank today announced that it is making immediate adjustments to certain consumer and small-business products to make them more affordable for customers. The temporary measures, which will be in place until March 31 ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    Today, in a proactive step to facilitate coordination with state and local partners, the Skagit County Board of Commissioners declared a public health emergency on COVID-19. This will allow Skagit County to take the immediate steps necessary to prepare and respond appropriately to this State outbreak.Additionally, at a meeting of the Skagit County Board of Health, Skagit County Health Officer, Dr. ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    BURLINGTON, WA – Skagit Kids Read Week is an annual community celebration of reading and literacy featuring an author that can travel to Skagit County for events.  Strategic events are held in schools, libraries and child care centers, as well as an event at the Children’s Museum of Skagit County with the author onsite to do a reading, provide opportunities for literacy activities and engage the ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    Earlier today, March 9, Skagit Valley College was notified that the Snohomish County Health District is investigating a presumptive positive test for the COVID-19 virus involving a resident of the Josephine Sunset Home in Stanwood. Nine SVC students and two faculty in our Certified Nursing Assistant program have been participating in clinical instruction at this facility since February 5. At this ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    Skagit Valley College (SVC) is pleased to announce that it has received approval from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the College’s regional accrediting body, to offer a new Healthcare Management track under SVC’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (BASAM) degree.      The BASAM is a two-year, career-oriented degree designed for those who have ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    ALL LIBRARY PROGRAMS CANCELLED At a meeting of the Skagit County Board of Health on March 10, 2020, Skagit County Health Officer, Dr. Howard Leibrand, issued recommendations in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the number of people infected. Based on these recommendations the Burlington Public Library is cancelling all library programs and events until further notice.Skagit County ...read more
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    Saturday, March 07, 2020
    SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash., March 6, 2020 - To protect the health of our patients and caregivers as the number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases increases in the Northwest, PeaceHealth has implemented voluntary visitation restrictions at our Northwest Washington and Alaska hospitals.Visitors: For the safety of our patients, family and caregivers, PeaceHealth is limiting access to the ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    Skagit County Public Health is closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Washington State. While there are no cases in Skagit County at this time, many people are understandably concerned and have questions about the virus. The Washington State Department of Health has set up a call center, (call 1-800-525-0127 and press #) to answer questions on the status of the outbreak ...read more
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    Saturday, February 29, 2020
    "Two people from Washington state treated for COVID-19 at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane have been discharged and are now resting at home. The Washington State Department of Health would like to express its appreciation for the good work done by the staff at Sacred Heart Medical Center who cared for these individuals.   Out of respect for patient privacy, we will not be ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    Schmooze Fair is back and set for April 23, 2020, at Van Zyverden’s Bulb Warehouse in Burlington. Formerly known as Spotlight on Skagit before returning to its original name, Schmooze Fair is northwest Washington's premier business-to-business trade show, shining a spotlight on why Skagit County is such a great place to live, work and do business. With Schmooze Fair’s return, we’ll be focusing on ...read more
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