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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Sharing is caring—except when it comes to viruses

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. November 23, 2022 – Washington state is seeing an increase in cases of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). RSV is a common respiratory virus that causes cold and COVID-like symptoms, including runny nose, coughing, sneezing, ...

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Health & Community Services
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Affordable Housing: The Future of Affordability

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The need for affordable housing is a widespread and growing issue – not just in the Islands, but throughout the region and nation. The San Juan Islands are home to multiple organizations working to create long-term affordable housing opportuniti...

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Affordable Housing Series
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Hot Topic 61: Best Practices for COVID, Cold, and Flu Season

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. November 16, 2022 – You’ve always been asked to stay home when you’re sick, but it’s not always that simple. This year, more than ever, it’s important to stay home when you have cold o...

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Health & Community Services
Posted on: November 3, 2022

More Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Clinics Scheduled for Next Week

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. November 3, 2022 – San Juan County Health & Community Services is hosting additional, large-scale bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine clinics November 7th to November 10th. There are many additional appoi...

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Health & Community Services
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Affordable Housing: A Foundation for San Juan’s Future

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Take a stroll through Friday Harbor’s neighborhoods and you’ll find the next wave of affordable housing. On Price Street, passersby will see walls being framed in, hear the hum of compressors hard at work, and feel the excitement in th...

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Affordable Housing Series
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Affordable Housing: Lopez’s Community-Driven Solutions

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Leyna Lavinthal and her family of three are about to celebrate a major milestone – one year in secure, affordable housing. The Lavinthal family left Seattle behind and moved to Lopez Island in 2018 in search of a safe community to raise their so...

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Affordable Housing Series
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Affordable Housing: Providing Opportunity on Orcas

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To some, the term ‘affordable housing’ means nothing more than a low monthly payment. But to Stephanie Nouvel and her family of four, ‘affordable housing’ means so much more. For the Orcas Island family, it means co...

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Affordable Housing Series
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Hot Topic 60: Autumn Immunizations – What? Why? When? Where? How?

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. October 26, 2022 – Once again, our core message is simple—you should get your influenza and COVID-19 vaccines. Here’s some additional information to help… (Encuentra la versión en es...

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