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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Whatcom County Vaccine Update 1/14/2021

While we are still currently in Phase 1A, Washington State Department Of Health (DOH) announced yesterday, January 13, that we will be moving to Phase 1B “in a matter of days.” We will provide an update when Whatcom County enters Phase 1...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

County Facilities Closed for MLK Observance Jan 18

Whatcom County facilities and offices will be generally closed on Monday January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day.

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Soaring COVID-19 Case Rates Across Whatcom County

Recent data shows soaring case rates across all of Whatcom County, most strikingly in the northern regions of the county. Cases have skyrocketed in the areas of Lynden and Nooksack Valley. The 14-day case rate is over three times higher in the No...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Whatcom County Salary Commission will meet Monday Jan 18

The first regular meeting of the Whatcom County Salary Commission will be held on Monday, January 18th, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. This will be a virtual meeting, and is open to the public. 

A meeting schedule will be established, and the commission will m...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Purchase of Development Rights Program Landscape Analysis

The Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program recently performed a Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis to highlight areas of high conservation value across Whatcom County. This landscape analysis was completed to address the six goals of the P...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Whatcom County Health Department Moves COVID-19 Testing Out of the Weather

Community low barrier testing for COVID-19, which has been provided by the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) and Whatcom Unified Command (WUC) at several locations throughout Whatcom County, will soon take place at one location. 

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Community Asked to Avoid Gatherings and Use COVID-19 Testing Services Only When Necessary

The low-barrier mobile COVID-19 testing that we have been offering to our community members has reached maximum capacity. Many more people are seeking COVID-19 tests due to a sharp increase in virus activity and a desire to travel or gather for the holida...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Assessor Introduces GIS Tax Parcel Viewer

The Whatcom County Assessor’s Office has launched an online Tax Parcel Viewer based on ArcGIS software. The GIS map provides access to tax parcels and related assessment information.

“I am glad we are able to make this tool available and give the public th...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Funding to Support Rent and Mortgage Payments Available Now

The Whatcom County Health Department is working with local partners to implement two new housing assistance programs funded by the CARES Act that will provide over $3,300,000 for Whatcom County households that have been financially impacted by COVID-19. T...

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Posted on: July 18, 2020

Share Compassion, Not COVID

Share Compassion, not COVID-19

We’re all weary of the ongoing effort to protect our community from the impact of COVID-19. At times, we may feel angry, fearful, anxious, or overwhelmed. It can make it all the more challenging to practice empathy ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2020

Show You Care, Wear A Mask

Until we have a vaccine or cure for COVID-19, wearing face coverings, along with physical distancing, are the most effective ways to stop the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a face covering on a regular basis is a new experience for most of us. It can feel aw...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

New Resources Website for Whatcom County Providers

Our local care providers work hard for our safety, from managing their daily duties to keeping up with the rapid influx of new information received daily. To support this critical work, the Whatcom County Health Department launched a new website tailored ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Limited In-Office County Services Available by Appointment

Starting Monday, June 15, citizens may begin making appointments for certain limited in-office services provided by the Whatcom County Auditor, Treasurer, and Assessor’s offices. Appointments will be available starting Wednesday, June 17. In ord...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Masks and Social Distancing Mandatory at County Courthouse

Presiding Superior Court Judge Garrett has issued an administrative order on public health measures to protect the safety and security of all people in the County Courthouse effective Monday May 11, 2020. This order requires that all employees, vendors, a...

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