COVID-19 (coronavirus) Information
The City’s primary goals are to protect employee safety and public health, while ensuring critical City services continue. Community transmission of COVID-19 is happening in Skagit County. It is our duty to take responsibility for the wellbeing of our community members and strictly follow the guidelines set by Skagit County Public Health and the CDC to protect the most vulnerable in our community.
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Mayor Gere Hosts COVID-19: Community Briefing Wednesdays
How can I watch the briefings?
There are several ways you can watch! You can watch live on Channel 10, or the following day at 9AM, 2PM, and 6PM. If you want to watch the meeting live on the City’s website click Watch Meetings and at 4 pm when the Mayor starts her briefing there will be an option to "watch live" on your computer! We will also be putting the link out on the City’s Socail Media pages to view.
Mayor Gere will be hosting a COVID-19: Community Briefing next Wednesday May 27, 2020. She will be addressing your questions so if you would like to submit a question please call 360-299-1950 and leave your question in a voicemail, email them to email@example.com, you can submit questions electronically through the new eComment feature before 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Video Link: May 13th Mayor’s Briefing.
Video Link: May 6th Mayor’s Briefing
Video Link: April 29th Mayor’s Briefing
Video Link: April 22nd Mayor’s Briefing
Video Link April 15th Mayor’s Briefing
Video Link: April 8th Mayor’s Briefing
Phase 1 of Governor Inslee’s approach will begin Tuesday May 5th.
Map of Cases by Zip Code
View the updated map: MAP: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by zip code in Skagit County. (Updated Weekly)
The City of Anacortes wants to provide accessible information to the community in these uncertain times.
Skagit County Public Health is our primary source of information for COVID-19 (coronavirus). All inquires regarding the illness should be directed to our partners at the Skagit County Health Department at 360-416-1500.
You may also contact the Washington State Department of Health at 1-800-525-0127, then press #. Phone lines are staffed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
What can you do to help?
Practice Social Distancing.
Social distancing measures are the only tool we have to combat COVID-19 and protect our loved ones. If the community does not take these measures seriously, our health care system will be overwhelmed and not able to care for those who need it.
- People who are sick should self-isolate except to seek medical care.
- People at higher risk of severe illness should self-isolate now. This includes physical isolation from non-household family members, including grandchildren.
- People at higher risk include people over 60 years of age; people with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease or diabetes; people with weakened immune systems; and pregnant women.
- Everyone should limit activity outside the home to essential activities only. However, outdoor activities such as walking, running, biking, and hiking are encouraged. If you go with another person, maintain 6 feet of distance.
- The community should postpone ALL non-essential events and gatherings – both informal and formal. Fundraisers, weddings, lunchroom gatherings, retirement parties, and other social activities are considered non-essential.
- Employers must comply with the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.
- Parents should not arrange large playdates, sleepovers, or parties and keep their kids home. Kids should play outside to stay healthy and active. If other kids are present, kids should maintain 6 feet of distance.
- Call ahead and do not go to the emergency room unless seriously ill. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you have symptoms like cough, fever or other respiratory problems, contact your regular doctor by phone first.
- Practice excellent personal hygiene habits, including frequent handwashing with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds; coughing into tissue or elbow; avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. Clean and disinfect frequently touched/used surfaces.