Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page updated: November 10, 2021 at 5:03 p.m.

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link to page with COVID-19 vaccine information
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  1. The CDC’s COVID-19 dashboard shows Whatcom at ‘low’ risk. The reality is more nuanced.

    You may have noticed that the CDC has moved Whatcom County back to ‘low’ on their COVID-19 dashboard. The reality is that our case rates continue to hover on the border between low and medium based on CDC criteria. Read on...
  2. COVID-19 drugs work best when taken at the start of illness

    If you are in a higher risk group for severe COVID-19 and test positive for the virus, don’t wait to start treatment - call your doctor right away! The sooner you start treatment, the better these drugs will work! Find out more...
  3. Avian Influenza detected in Whatcom County backyard flock; Prevention important for domestic birds

    Whatcom County has its first confirmed case of avian influenza in a backyard flock this year. BIrd owners should prevent contact between their animals and wild birds. People should not touch sick or infected birds - wild or domestic. Find out more.
  4. Food System Committee Seeks Community Input on Priorities and Goals

    Community members are invited to participate in an online survey to gather input on Whatcom County’s food system and proposed goals for a revised food plan. Learn more and get the survey link. Read on...
  5. Whatcom moves from low to medium on CDC's COVID-19 tracker: Get tips on how to stay healthy

    The CDC has moved Whatcom County from low to medium on its COVID-19 Community Tracker. Here are some important steps you and your family can take to stay healthy, protect our most vulnerable, and slow the spread of COVID-19 in Whatcom County. Read on...
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