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Posted on: March 29, 2020

Whatcom County COVID-19 Update for March 29, 2020

On March 29, the Whatcom County Health Department has identified 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Whatcom County. The total number of confirmed cases is 116. Three new deaths have been reported. 

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Accessing Healthy Food During Stay Home, Stay Healthy

Wondering what’s up with accessing healthy food during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order for Washington? We’ve got an overview here for you.

Grocery stores are essential businesses and will stay open.

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Whatcom County COVID-19 Update for March 28, 2020

As of 11:45 am on March 28, 2020, there are a total of 102 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Whatcom County. This includes 10 new cases identified by the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) through 11:59 pm yesterday, March 27, 2020. There were no new re...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Whatcom County COVID-19 Update for March 27, 2020

As of noon on March 27, there are a total of 92 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Whatcom County. This includes 6 new cases identified by the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) through 11:59 pm on March 26. The number of people who have died of COVID-19...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Whatcom County COVID-19 Update for March 26, 2020

As of noon on March 26, there are a total of 86 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Whatcom County. This includes 20 new cases identified by the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) through noon on March 26. Two additional Whatcom County residents who had t...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Stay Home, Stay Healthy Strategy Order Announced by Governor to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Yesterday, Governor Inslee announced a Stay Home, Stay Healthy Executive Order, the best tool we currently have to slow the spread of COVID-19. This decision is a proven strategy that will save lives. 

We know that this is a disruptive and alarmin...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

29 Additional Cases of COVID-19 at Shuksan Healthcare Center

Today the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) has identified 29 additional confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in an outbreak among residents and staff associated with Shuksan Healthcare Center.

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Whatcom COVID-19 Website Now Active

A single-source information and communication tool on behalf of the Whatcom County’s unified response to COVID-19 is now available online.

The WhatcomCOVID.com website is a repository of trusted sources of novel coronavirus information from the U...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Increased Risk of COVID-19 Exposure in Whatcom County

While the number of confirmed cases in Whatcom County are relatively low, there is evidence of increasing spread of COVID-19 in our community. As a result, we will no longer be reporting locations of public exposures to confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Ideas to Keep You Connected and Engaged

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting our lives and communities significantly.  Restrictions are in place to reduce disease transmission, preserve our healthcare capacity and protect our vulnerable community members. Given our changing landsc...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Notice of Potential Public Exposure to COVID-19

This is a joint release from the Lummi Indian Business Council and the Whatcom County Health Department.

BELLINGHAM, WA – During the case investigation of a laboratory-confirmed positive patient, it has been determined that there was a potential ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Whatcom County Public Schools Closing to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Whatcom County Public Schools Closing to Slow Spread of COVID-19

BELLINGHAM, WA – In alignment with Governor Inslee’s announcement, the Whatcom County Health Department is recommending Whatcom County schools to close by March 17 through...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Protecting Our Valuable Healthcare Resources

In times of disease outbreaks, healthcare can become a limited resource. One of the ways we can help each other out is by understanding how to make the best use of our shared healthcare system. Here are the things we can all do to protect this valuable re...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Statement on Meridian School District Closure

We are aware that the Meridian School District has made a decision to cancel school for Tuesday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 11 because they are concerned about novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Closing schools when there has not been a confirmed case in a ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Testing for COVID-19

People have a lot of questions about testing for COVID-19. It is understandable because the recommendations for who should get tested continue to change frequently based on the situational update, and most importantly, on the capacity to test at labs. Tha...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Bellingham Bay and Chuckanut Bay Closed to Harvest of Butter Clams and Varnish Clams

Bellingham Bay and Chuckanut Bay have been closed to recreational harvest of only butter clams and varnish clams due to high levels of biotoxins.

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