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OVID-19 mobile testing in Lynden closed Friday afternoon due to wind forecast September 25, 2020
COVID-19 mobile testing in Lynden closed Friday morning due to wind forecast September 24, 2020
Whatcom County COVID-19 Cases On The Rise, Risk Remains High September 22, 2020
COVID-19 mobile testing resumes Wednesday, September 16th

September 15, 2020
COVID-19 mobile testing at Civic Field in Bellingham closed all of Monday due to poor air quality September 14, 2020
COVID-19 mobile testing in Bellingham closed Monday morning due to poor air quality September 13, 2020
COVID-19 mobile testing in Bellingham closed today due to poor air quality September 12, 2020
COVID-19 mobile testing in Lynden closed this afternoon due to poor air quality September 11, 2020
Explanation of Change to COVID-19 Race and Ethnicity Data Reporting September 1, 2020
Community COVID-19 low-barrier testing expands during week of August 24 August 21, 2020
Mobile Testing Opens in Bellingham on August 17 August 16, 2020
Whatcom County PHAB Employer Support Task Force provides new guidance tools August 13, 2020
Low-barrier COVID-19 testing to expand, WCHD and WUC partner to provide  August 7, 2020
WCHD Seeks Community Feedback on COVID-19 Prevention Practices August 5, 2020
Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site Will Not Operate July 24 and 25 July 23, 2020
WCHD and WUC Drive-through testing facility Pilot Reopens 7/17 and 7/18 July 15, 2020
Media Access for Testing Site July 10, 2020
Whatcom County PHAB Employer Support Task Force Launches “Safer. Stronger. Together.” Campaign July 7, 2020
Whatcom County Health Department and Whatcom Unified Command to Pilot Low-Barrier COVID-19 Testing Facility  July 7, 2020
4th of July Guidance from the Whatcom County Health Department June 29, 2020
Whatcom County not eligible to apply for Phase 3 this week June 23, 2020
PSP Biotoxin at Dangerous Levels in Whatcom County June 18, 2020
Whatcom County Health Department Investigates COVID-19 Spread From Large Private Gatherings June 12, 2020
State Approves Whatcom County's Move to Phase 2 June 5, 2020
More American Seafoods Crew Test Positive June 4, 2020
Whatcom County Health Department updates its COVID-19 Data Dashboard June 3, 2020
Confirmed COVID-19 Case aboard Fishing Vessel in Whatcom County, MAY 29 May 29, 2020
Whatcom County Public Health Advisory Board Opens Application for COVID Business Support Task Force April 27, 2020
Whatcom County Health Director Recommends Summer Event Cancellations 
April 15, 2020
Bellingham Farmers Market to Open April 11 with Support from Whatcom County Health Department April 8, 2020
Rapid Testing for High Priority Populations Now Available from Whatcom County Health Department April 3, 2020
Two Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths in Whatcom County March 26, 2020
Whatcom Unified Command Supports Community Partnership in Response to Increased Need at Shuksan Healthcare Center March 25, 2020
Second COVID-19 Related Death; Three Residents at Skilled Nursing Facility Test Positive March 21, 2020
First Whatcom County Resident Dies From Coronavirus (COVID-19) March 19, 2020
March 18, 2020
Whatcom County Health Department Identifies Two New Cases of COVID-19
March 17, 2020
Third Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Whatcom County March 15, 2020
Second Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Whatcom County Resident March 13, 2020
Notice of Potential Public Exposure to COVID-19 March 13, 2020
Whatcom County Public Schools Closing to Slow Spread of COVID-19 March 13, 2020
Emergency Declaration and New Recommendations March 10, 2020
WCHD Announces First Case of COVID-19 in Whatcom County March 10, 2020
Daily Updates on COVID-19 Surveillance on WCHD website March 4, 2020
WCHD Recommending Personal Prevention, Not Closures March 2, 2020
COVID-19 Update Evolving WA Situation February 29, 2020
COVID-19 Risk Low, But Now is the Time to Prepare February 27, 2020