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This site is designed to facilitate San Juan Island's response and recovery for COVID-19. Residents can request help or sign up to donate and volunteer. Organizations can join by clicking “I Represent a Local Organization” at the upper-right.

Community Updates

Inslee announces additional COVID-19 financial support

posted 3 days ago by jeanne@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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Gov. Jay Inslee today announced additional financial support funds for families and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor was joined by Lisa Brown, Department of Commerce director, for the announcement.

"We know this pandemic is taking an economic toll," Inslee said during a press conference Friday. "On Sunday…

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Vaccine Expectations (San Juan County Health & Community Services)

posted 6 days ago by jeanne@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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HOT TOPIC #36: November 19, 2020

COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around subjects on the minds of islanders

Vaccine Expectations

From the beginning of the COVD crisis, an effective and safe vaccine has been seen as the ultimate solution for ending the disruption and impacts of the pandemic.

As…

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SJI BubblePod Has One Opening

posted 10 days ago by jeanne@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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The SJI BubblePod has an opening for one 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grader. The hours are 12-4 for a minimum of four days/week. The student must be able to keep a mask on for the entire time and be able to follow our classroom Covid protocol rules. Families must commit…

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SJICN's Forum on County Schools' Response to COVID-19 - November 8 at 1pm

posted 22 days ago by jeanne@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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The San Juan Islands Community Network is hosting a forum on the County schools' response to COVID-19. Join San Juan County school leaders to discuss responses to the COVID-19 crisis and address questions about students, staff, and community safety. You can participate via Zoom, or watch on YouTube. For more…

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Let’s Be Honest: A Discussion About the Holidays and Minimizing Transmission Risk

posted 23 days ago by jeanne@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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HOT TOPIC #33COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around subjects on the minds of islanders

Everything about the COVID crisis has been uncertain and ever-changing.

Partly as a result of that, we’re all left scratching our heads wondering why some things are allowed and others prohibited. It is…

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WA DOH Decision Tree for In-Person Learning

posted about 1 month ago by jeanne@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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The Washington state Department of Health has published a decision tree for provision of in-person learning among K-12 students at public and private schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/DecisionTree-K12schools.pdf

WA Department of Health COVID-19 Symptom Screener

posted about 1 month ago by jeanne@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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The Department of Health has updated their symptom guidance. Click on the link below to view the PDF.

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/420-287-COVID-19SymptomEvalMgmtFlowChart.pdf

‘Guiando Buenas Decisiones’ Online Workshop For Parents

posted about 1 month ago by jeanne@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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The Funhouse, in collaboration with the Coalition for Orcas Youth, will be hosting an online parenting workshop called “Guiando Buenas Decisiones,” or “Guiding Good Choices,” for Spanish-speaking parents, beginning Nov 5.

Contact trillium@thefunhouse.org for details and to sign up.

This is a 5-week Zoom-based program which uses a curriculum that…

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San Juan Island Prevention Coalition's Annual Survey

posted about 1 month ago by jeanne@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition annual survey will provide the organization with local information about community perceptions.

The survey is available online in English (https://www.research.net/r/SAJUSAJUEN2020) and Spanish (https://es.research.net/r/SAJUSAJUSP2020). Thank you for completing this short 5-minute survey.

The survey will serve as one point of data…

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WA State Childcare Certification Available at Skagit Valley College

posted about 1 month ago by amy@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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In Washington, early learning professionals who want to further their education have a clear path to follow: Colleges across the state offer common courses, course titles, course numbers, course descriptions and student outcomes. All courses are aligned with the Washington State Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals. They…

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COVID-19 testing still advised for people with symptoms and close contacts of confirmed cases

posted 3 months ago by amy@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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The Washington State Department of Health’s guidance around testing has not changed: if you have symptoms, you need to get tested. If you’re a close contact of a confirmed case, you need to get tested. Close contacts of confirmed cases also need to stay at home away from others (quarantine)…

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San Juan County EDC announces two small business grants

posted 3 months ago by amy@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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Two new grants aim to help small businesses in San Juan County survive COVID-19.

The first is the Small Business Relief Grant program from San Juan County. In this grant, launched Sept. 1, the county will use part of the $943,250 of the CARES Act funding it received from the…

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Local Businesses to Receive Help from Dept. of Commerce

posted 4 months ago by amy@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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The Washington State Department of Commerce announced the final group of grants from the first round of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Working Washington Small Business emergency grant program to 100 very small businesses impacted by COVID-19 on July 29. Businesses with up to 10 employees in 13 counties across the state…

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Summary of Recent Cases in San Juan County

posted 4 months ago by amy@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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San Juan County is shifting to a weekly roll-up of new cases. This is the first of those reports. Going forward, the report will be issued on Thursday of each week.

To read more, click here.

Friday Harbor Offers Business Relief Grant Program

posted 5 months ago by amy@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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Friday Harbor business owners are encouraged to apply to the Town for assistance with business rent and mortgage payments to be awarded through the Friday Harbor Business Rent Relief Grant Program. Grant requests of up to $2000 per business will be funded with monies received from the state under the…

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Emergency Information

Emergency: 911 (EMS does not do COVID testing)

San Juan County Mental Health Resources can be found here. Please reach out if you need help. Scroll down for more details about mental health services available to SJI residents.

Other Useful Links and Resources:
San Jan County website for COVID-19 Instructions, Resources and Case Count

Small Business Admin Relief Program Information

SJICF Emergency Grant Funding Request Form (for nonprofits)

LOCAL SERVICES AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS
(Note: You can also select "I Have a Need" on this page and your need will be matched with a local organization. All needs submitted are confidential.)

FOOD
Friday Harbor Food Bank - 500 Market Street; open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11:30am to 2pm. Distribution procedures have been modified to ensure safety of clients.

Mullis Center/Senior Services Meals on Wheels - Monday, Wednesday, Friday meal deliveries; other essential items such as groceries and prescriptions will be delivered to seniors on SJI. Call 360-378-2677 to inquire about delivery.

36 Weekends Program - Providing nutritious food for kids, delivered. Email sji36weekends@gmail.com to inquire.

Pet Food Pantry/APS Friday Harbor - 365C Spring Street (Treasure Hounds); open every other Wednesday 10am - 1pm beginning 4/15; pet food assistance is available on other days by calling APS staff at 360-378-2158.

HOUSEHOLD COSTS ASSISTANCE
SJI Family Resource Center - 476 Market St.; Providing emergency financial assistance for housing, utilities, transportation; household essential items; behavioral health support via remote services; coordination of delivery of food from food bank or 36 Weekends program. Call 360-378-5246 for assistance.

Orcas Power & Light Project PAL - Provides assistance for electric bill. Visit opalco.com to apply or call 360-376-3500.

TRANSPORTATION
'RoundTowner - Facilitating delivery of food, prescriptions and supplies to senior or disabled residents of SJI. Call 360-298-6108 8am to 6pm, 7 days a week for assistance.

HEALTHCARE
Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood/SJI - Open Thursdays 8am to 5pm for distribution of supplies; telemedicine appointments available for other needs. Call 360-378-6010 to make an appointment.

MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
Safe San Juans - 570A Guard St.; Providing free and confidential help for anyone experiencing domestic violence; serving people regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, income status, creed, or sexual orientation. Call 360-378-8680 or, if urgent, the crisis line at 360-378-2345. Open Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4pm.

SJI Family Resource Center - Providing behavioral health support via remote services; call 360-378-5246 for assistance.

Compass Health - Providing mental health support and substance abuse help for individuals, families, and children via remote services; call 360-378-2669 for assistance.

SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
SJ County Economic Development Council - offering guidance for small business relief programs available as a result of COVID-19. Call 360-378-2906 or visit sanjuansedc.org.

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