• SKAGIT COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE: May 25, 2022

    May 25, 2022

    May 25, 2022: COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County

     
    Local COVID-19 Case, Hospital & Vaccine Data
    Skagit County’s 7-day case rate has increased by 13 percent since last week and our 7-day hospitalization rate has increased by 63 percent. Unfortunately, two new COVID-19 related deaths were reported in Skagit County this week. Our County remains at a “High” disease transmission level.
    Public Health has been notified that local hospitals are seeing a recent increase in patients being admitted for COVID-19 related complications. Individuals at highest risk remain those 65 years of age and older, those who are immunocompromised, and those who are not vaccinated. It is recommended that these individuals wear well-fitting masks when indoors and when gathering in groups of people outside of their households to reduce their risk.
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    Booster Updates
    Boosters for children 5-11 years old are now available at the Public Health Vaccine Clinic beginning today Wednesday (5/25). Make an appointment by going to www.skagitcounty.net/covidvaccine or drop in any time on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays between 11am-4pm.
    Vaccine at the Public Health Office
    COVID-19 prime, pediatric, and booster vaccinations are available at the Public Health office in downtown Mount Vernon at 700 S 2nd Street. The clinic is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    To make an appointment, go to www.skagitcounty.net/COVIDvaccine or call (360) 416-1500. Walk-ins are also available.
    Available appointments include: For a full list of vaccination providers available in Skagit County, go to Vaccine Locator or call the Hotline at 1-800-525-0127.
    For those who are homebound, please contact Public Health to schedule a home visit. Call (360) 416-1500 during regular business hours.
    Treatment Options
    COVID-19 medications are now available through your doctor, local pharmacies, and health clinics. If you have COVID-19 symptoms and test positive, do not wait to get treated. Early intervention with COVID-19 therapeutics can reduce the risk of severe illness and hospitalization for people with COVID-19 who are at high risk of developing more serious illness.
    If you think you might qualify, please speak to your healthcare provider first and get a referral and/or prescription for treatment.
    For assistance: COVID-19 Testing Site at Cascade Mall
    Free antigen COVID-19 testing is available at our Cascade Mall location at 150 Cascade Mall Drive in Burlington. Please come to the east side of the mall parking lot near the old Johnny Carino’s restaurant. Services available this week in observance of Memorial Day are, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    For information about our site or for a full list of testing providers in Skagit County: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/HealthDiseases/coronavirusTESTsites.htm
    At-home COVID-19 Testing
    Free at-home test kits are now available at Public Health’s Testing Site at Cascade Mall, as well as online through the following sites: If testing at home and you receive a positive test result, please call the state’s COVID-19 Hotline at 1–800–525–0127 or the Skagit County Public Health office at (360) 416-1500.