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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Whatcom County Health Department Moves COVID-19 Testing Out of the Weather

Community low barrier testing for COVID-19, which has been provided by the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) and Whatcom Unified Command (WUC) at several locations throughout Whatcom County, will soon take place at one location. 

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Community Asked to Avoid Gatherings and Use COVID-19 Testing Services Only When Necessary

The low-barrier mobile COVID-19 testing that we have been offering to our community members has reached maximum capacity. Many more people are seeking COVID-19 tests due to a sharp increase in virus activity and a desire to travel or gather for the holida...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Whatcom County Launches Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Program

The Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced the launch of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, a collaborative effort to offer people with behavioral health issues who have committed low-level law violations–including mali...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Assessor Introduces GIS Tax Parcel Viewer

The Whatcom County Assessor’s Office has launched an online Tax Parcel Viewer based on ArcGIS software. The GIS map provides access to tax parcels and related assessment information.

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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: 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 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:

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  • 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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