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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Joint Proclamation for Community Conflict Resolution Month October 2020

Whatcom County Executive Satpal Singh Sidhu and Bellingham Mayor Seth Fleetwood have proclaimed Community Conflict Resolution Month for October, 2020 and Oct 15 is International Conflict Resolution Day.

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Whatcom County Parks Opening Day of Reservations

Camping and cabin reservations for Silver Lake Park in 2021 will open to the public on December 1st 2020 at 9am. 

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Fire Marshal Lifts Burn Ban Restrictions Effective 5:00 pm September 25th

Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels and recent rain, the Fire Marshal’s Office will lift the burn ban for outdoor burning.  The burn ban will be lifted at 5:00 PM on Friday, September 25th, 2020 for the unincorporated areas of Whatcom Cou...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Second Half Property Tax Deadline Will Not Be Extended

County Treasurer Steve Oliver announced that the second half property tax due date will not be extended. Whatcom County property owners who pay their property taxes themselves, rather than through a mortgage lender, have until Monday, November 2 to pay th...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Silver Lake Park Dry Hydrant Construction and Temporary Boat Launch Closure

The boat launch at Silver Lake Park will be closed September 28, 2020 through October 9, 2020 during construction of a new dry hydrant in the vicinity of the boat launch.

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Auditor's Response to USPS Election Mailer

Whatcom County voters may soon receive a postcard from the U.S. Postal Service encouraging voters to “plan ahead” for the November 3 General Election.  Among the recommendations is to request a mail-in or absentee ballot at le...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Ferry Dry Dock Shuttle Service and Vehicle Parking Information Available Online

Our Ferry Division is preparing for the annual dry dock maintenance of the Whatcom Chief, scheduled to begin on Sept. 12. We have updated our Dry Dock Webpage with additional information on our island shuttle van service and personal vehicle parking maps ...

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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 31, 2020

Cooling off carefully: Safe water recreation

Summer is here, and it is a hot one! Many of us are enjoying staycations this summer rather than travelling, and our waterfronts are getting crowded with people trying to beat the heat. Cooling off at one of our beautiful beaches always feels great. But w...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Testing is just one tool in our toolbox

Using the right tool for a task is more efficient and usually gets better results. Testing is an essential tool to help control the spread of COVID-19, but it’s not the only tool in our toolbox. Some of the tools we have can be used by each of u...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Two new charts added to Whatcom County’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard

We’ve added two new charts to our Data Dashboard page today to provide more information about COVID-19 activity in our county.

The first is a map that shows the rate of newly identified cases over the previous 14 days by location of residence wit...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

New guidance for face coverings: when and where you should wear them

On July 25th, Washington State updated the requirements for wearing face coverings. Face coverings are now required in any common spaces where you can’t socially distance. This includes places such as:

  • Elevators.
  • Hallways, courtyards,  an...
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Posted on: July 24, 2020

The most important COVID number for you to watch

Since the pandemic began, many of us have been closely following data about COVID-19 to track numbers about infections both near and far. It turns out that the most important COVID-19 number to watch is the number of people you gather with. And good news:...

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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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Posted on: December 12, 2019

New Pilot Project -- Do It Yourself Mitigation Plan

Whatcom County has developed a pilot project to allow single-family homeowners to complete their own mitigation plans. This Do it Yourself (DIY) Single Family Residential mitigation packet is for projects impacting 1,000 square feet or less of critical ar...

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