• Fairgrounds Testing and Vaccination Site Closed Due to Severe Weather

    December 28, 2021

    Due to current severe weather conditions, the Skagit County Fairgrounds Testing and Vaccination Site will be closed until Thursday, December 30. Staff will reassess at this time to determine whether it is feasible to open on this day or remained closed until Monday, January 3, 2022.

    Those who have made an appointment for a pediatric or booster vaccine at the Fairgrounds for this week will be contacted by Public Health to reschedule. The Downtown Booster Clinic at the Public Health office will remain open this week, despite weather conditions. If you have made an appointment for the Downtown Booster Clinic this week, please keep your appointment time. If you would like to schedule, call Public Health at (360) 416-1500.

    Please note that cold weather may prevent on-site rapid antigen testing at the Fairgrounds when the site reopens. If this is the case, staff will instead provide no-cost at-home testing kits to those who meet the site’s current testing criteria: individuals who live, work, or go to school in Skagit County, and who are currently symptomatic or have been recently exposed to COVID-19. Kits will be limited to one per vehicle, with two tests per kit. Since individuals will be administering their own tests at home in this situation, Public Health will not be able to verify tests results and will not be able to provide record of a positive or negative test for those who need proof for their employer. 

    To find a COVID-19 vaccination, use Vaccine Locator or call 1-800-525-0127. To schedule a booster appointment with Public Health, go to our website here.

    For a full list of testing providers in Skagit County, please go to our website. Public Health also encourages people to consider for-purchase at-home testing options, available at locations such as Walgreens, Bartell Drugs, CVS, Walmart, Safeway, and Albertsons. Additionally, test kits can be ordered online directly through retailers.

    If testing at home and you receive a positive test result, please call the state’s COVID-19 Hotline as soon as possible at 1–800–525–0127.

    If you have symptoms, please isolate at home until you are able to get tested. Do not gather or visit with other people if sick or recently exposed to COVID-19. If you are not experiencing symptoms and have not been exposed—even if you are fully vaccinated—please consider using risk reduction strategies for holiday gatherings, found here: https://bit.ly/3mmveT5.


    SKAGIT COUNTY, WASHINGTON

    County Commissioners: Lisa Janicki, Peter Browning, Ron Wesen
    1800 Continental Place, Suite 100
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273

    commissioners@co.skagit.wa.us
     

    Contact:
    Danica Sessions
    danicas@co.skagit.wa.us, 360-416-1500