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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

San Juan County Vaccine Delivery: Help Wanted

posted 9 days ago by jeanne@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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From San Juan County Department of Emergency Management

As you’re well aware, the ongoing effort to deliver COVID vaccine is a complex, labor intensive, and logistically heavy undertaking to say the least. It is also the single most important thing we as a society can be doing to get past…

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SharedWork Program

posted 9 days ago by jeanne@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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If returning part-time or full-time permanent employees back to work puts your business under additional strain, Washington’s nationally recognized SharedWork program might help your business and your employees

SharedWork allows employers to reduce hours by as much as 50%, while their employees collect partial unemployment benefits to replace a portion…

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What's in the new COVID relief law for nonprofits?

posted 9 days ago by jeanne@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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From the National Council of Nonprofits:

After many months of inaction, the House, Senate, and President finally came together to enact important COVID relief for individuals, nonprofits, businesses, and governments. Some of the provisions will expire in just a few weeks, and others will last only a few months. This…

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Vaccine FAQ 3.0 (San Juan County Health & Community Services)

posted 13 days ago by jeanne@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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This information expands on and updates the last vaccine FAQ dated December 15, 2020.

As the COVID immunization effort moves forward, it is time to provide updated information and answer common questions from the community. As with previous FAQ’s, some key reminders:

-Patience and flexibility are required. As with all…

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Inslee announces Washington’s historic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

posted about 1 month ago by jeanne@sjicf.org from San Juan Island Community Foundation
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For the first time, the governor directed state agencies to center budgetary decision packages and legislation around equity.

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a historic equity policy package for the upcoming 2021 legislative session, including $365M for equity-related decision packages and budget items. For the first time, the governor directed…

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COVID-19 Case Update: San Jan County Health & Community Services

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Case Update

Note: Current positive case numbers are available online at the County Case Count Page. As indicated on that page, these numbers are only updated after case confirmation is complete, usually daily. It is possible that other information sources in community may be quicker to report on new

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Round 3: Working Washington Small Business Grants

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Applications for up to $20,000 in emergency funding opens early this week

Gov. Jay Inslee announced an additional $70 million for business grants. $50 million of this is for Round 3 of the Working Washington Small Business grants. The remainder will go towards funding qualified businesses that applied in earlier…

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Inslee announces additional COVID-19 financial support

posted 2 months 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)

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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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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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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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