Smoke detector alerts sleeping Orcas homeowner to fire

— from Kim Kimple for Orcas Island Fire and Rescue — An Orcas Island family is safe and their home mostly unscathed after their dishwasher caught fire Wednesday morning. The homeowner, who was sleeping in an adjacent room, was alerted to the fire when smoke detectors sounded throughout the home. … Continue reading

Port to Zoom-meet with Port Manager candidates

— from Port of Orcas — The Port of Orcas will host a community forum with the final four candidates for Port Manager on Friday, June 5 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. SPECIAL MEETINGPRELIMINARY AGENDAJune 05, 2020 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting ID: 849 0261 1233Password: … Continue reading

Recap of today’s COVID-19 news and updates

— from Emergency Operations Center, Camp Murray — Numbers. For the most recent tally of cases by county, demographics, and more, visit the Department of Health’s website. Long Term Care Facility (LTCF) reporting. As of June 1, a total of 3,860 COVID-19 cases (18% of total cases) and 690 deaths (61% of total … Continue reading

New guidance from the State for the agricultural industry

— from the Office of Governor Jay Inslee — Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance today further clarifying requirements for the agricultural industry.  This comes after the governor issued Proclamation 20-57 last week concerning the health of agricultural workers. It also builds on the Agricultural Safety Plan released on May 28 and previous guidance from the Washington State Department … Continue reading

Updated COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard provides deeper insight into regional and county trends

— from Emergency Operations Center, Camp Murray — Camp Murray, WA — Gov. Jay Inslee and the state’s Joint Information Center have launched an updated version of the state’s COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard. The updated dashboard provides researchers and the public a better ability to see what’s happening at the regional and county … Continue reading

Governor extends eviction moratorium

— from Governor Jay Inslee’s Office — Gov. Jay Inslee extended protections for renters today as COVID-19 continues to impact the finances of Washingtonians statewide. The governor first proclaimed a moratorium on evictions in mid-March, then extended and expanded the moratorium in mid-April.  Proclamation 20-19.2 extends the prior eviction moratorium for 60 days (through August 1), and … Continue reading