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WCHD Veterans Assistance Fund Available to Flood Victims November 18, 2021
Whatcom County Health Department Announces Vaccine Clinic Changes November 17, 2021
New Location and Driving Route for COVID-19 Testing Site at Airport November 17, 2021
Airport COVID-19 Testing Site Closed Nov. 15-16 Due To Storm Damage  November 15, 2021
Whatcom County Health Department Hosts Nov 5 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for 5- to 11-Year-Olds November 3, 2021
Free Tire Recycling Event Near Nugents Corner October 20, 2021
Whatcom County Health Department Statement on Lynden Christian High School Reopening October 8, 2021
New Eviction Resolution Pilot Program Helps Tenants and Landlords October 4, 2021
Whatcom County Health Department Statement on Lynden Christian Schools Closure September 29, 2021
WCHD Announces Data Correction September 28, 2021
Bellingham Bay Closed to Shellfish Harvest Due to Elevated Biotoxin September 22, 2021
Whatcom County Comprehensive Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan Ready for Public Review September 22, 2021
COVID-19 Testing Site at Airport Closed for Labor Day September 3, 2021
Whatcom Community Food Assessment Ready for Public Review September 2, 2021
COVID-19 Testing Demand Increasing August 24, 2021
Health Department Urges Diligence, Cooperation to Dampen Viral Surge August 13, 2021
COVID-19 Testing Site at Airport Closed for Heat and Smoke August 12, 2021
Joint Statement by Local Health Officers on Need for Masking in Indoor Spaces August 12, 2021
Whatcom County Health Department Releases COVID-19 Community Health Impact Assessment August 10, 2021
Follow These Steps to Get Tested for COVID-19 Before Entering Canada August 2, 2021
Whatcom County Reaches 70% Vaccination Milestone July 12, 2021
Whatcom County Health Department Releases New Video Highlighting Community Vaccine Providers July 8, 2021
COVID-19 Testing Site at Airport Closed For Heat June 28, 2021
Region Braces for Heat Wave June 24, 2021
Final vaccine town hall on June 17 June 15, 2021
Nooksack Tribe’s Data Further Increases County Vaccination Rate June 15, 2021
Microcystin Biotoxin Found at High Levels in Wiser Lake June 11, 2021
Whatcom County Health Department and PeaceHealth Release New Video, Urge Vaccination as Hospitalizations Remain High June 11, 2021
Lummi Nation’s Data Greatly Increases County Vaccination Rate June 4, 2021
Community Vaccination Center to Close on June 17 June 1, 2021
Whatcom County Health Department Hosts May 20 Virtual COVID-19 Vaccination Forum May 19, 2021
Walk-Ins Welcome at Community Vaccination Center May 10, 2021
Whatcom County Health Department Hosts Virtual COVID-19 Vaccination Forum April 26, 2021
Community Vaccination Clinic Establishes New Weekly Schedule April 26, 2021
WCHD/WUC COVID-19 Testing Site in Lynden To Close April 28 April 21, 2021
Another Two COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at Community Vaccination Center This Weekend April 20, 2021
Whatcom County Health Department, Whatcom Unified Command Recognize Local Volunteers’ Monumental Contribution to Pandemic Response April 20, 2021
Two COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at Community Vaccination Center This Weekend April 13, 2021
Vaccine Appointments for Next Community Vaccination Center Clinic Available April 7 April 6, 2021
Community COVID-19 Testing Site at Bellingham Airport Closed April 4 March 31, 2021
Vaccine Appointments to be Available at Community Vaccination Center on April 3 March 30, 2021
New Hours of Operation at Lynden COVID-19 Testing Site March 26, 2021
Vaccine Appointments to be Available at Community Vaccination Center on March 27 March 23, 2021
National Guard Mobile Team Now Vaccinating High-Risk Whatcom County Residents March 18, 2021
Community Vaccination Center Hosts Second Clinic March 20 March 16, 2021
March 9, 2021
Evidence for B.1.1.7 Coronavirus Variant Found In Whatcom County February 23, 2021
Large-Scale Community Vaccination Clinic Coming in March February 18, 2021
Community Testing Site in Lynden Canceled on Saturday due to Inclement Weather February 12, 2021
Whatcom County Health Department Partners with Northwest Laboratories to Open New Testing Site in Bellingham February 10, 2021
Flood of Phone Calls Descends on Vaccine Providers - Officials ask Public Not to Call about Vaccines January 21, 2021
Vaccine Eligibility Now Includes Phase 1B, Tier 1, but Demand Far Surpasses Supply - Officials Urge Patience January 18, 2021
Cases Take Off Across Whatcom County, Especially in North January 13, 2021
COVID-19 Virus Activity Higher than Ever, Officials Urge Immediate Action January 8, 2021
Media Statement - Whatcom County Health Department Identifies Additional COVID-19 Cases at City Hall Tent Camp December 4, 2020
Whatcom County Health Department Moves COVID-19 Testing Out of the Weather November 23, 2020
Community Asked to Stay Home, Avoid Gatherings, and Use COVID-19 Testing Services Judiciously November 20, 2020
Whatcom County Health Officer revises recommendation to schools November 19, 2020
Local COVID-19 cases surging, Health Director advises action November 12, 2020
Data Reporting Delay During Holidays November 10, 2020
Whatcom County Health Department offers holiday gathering guidance during COVID-19 November 9, 2020
Whatcom County Health Department Weekly COVID-19 Data Updates Move to Tuesdays October 21, 2020
State Data Reporting Delay Affects Whatcom County COVID-19 Data Dashboards October 13, 2020
WCHD and Highland Health & Rehabilitation Updated COVID-19 Case Numbers October 9, 2020
WCHD and Highland Health and Rehabilitation Responding to Facility Outbreak September 29, 2020
COVID-19 mobile testing in Lynden closed Friday afternoon due to wind forecast September 25, 2020
COVID-19 mobile testing in Lynden closed Friday morning due to wind forecast September 24, 2020
Whatcom County COVID-19 Cases On The Rise, Risk Remains High September 22, 2020
COVID-19 mobile testing resumes Wednesday, September 16th

September 15, 2020
COVID-19 mobile testing at Civic Field in Bellingham closed all of Monday due to poor air quality September 14, 2020
COVID-19 mobile testing in Bellingham closed Monday morning due to poor air quality September 13, 2020
COVID-19 mobile testing in Bellingham closed today due to poor air quality September 12, 2020
COVID-19 mobile testing in Lynden closed this afternoon due to poor air quality September 11, 2020
Explanation of Change to COVID-19 Race and Ethnicity Data Reporting September 1, 2020
Community COVID-19 low-barrier testing expands during week of August 24 August 21, 2020
Mobile Testing Opens in Bellingham on August 17 August 16, 2020
Whatcom County PHAB Employer Support Task Force provides new guidance tools August 13, 2020
Low-barrier COVID-19 testing to expand, WCHD and WUC partner to provide  August 7, 2020
WCHD Seeks Community Feedback on COVID-19 Prevention Practices August 5, 2020
Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site Will Not Operate July 24 and 25 July 23, 2020
WCHD and WUC Drive-through testing facility Pilot Reopens 7/17 and 7/18 July 15, 2020
Media Access for Testing Site July 10, 2020
Whatcom County PHAB Employer Support Task Force Launches “Safer. Stronger. Together.” Campaign July 7, 2020
Whatcom County Health Department and Whatcom Unified Command to Pilot Low-Barrier COVID-19 Testing Facility  July 7, 2020
4th of July Guidance from the Whatcom County Health Department June 29, 2020
Whatcom County not eligible to apply for Phase 3 this week June 23, 2020
PSP Biotoxin at Dangerous Levels in Whatcom County June 18, 2020
Whatcom County Health Department Investigates COVID-19 Spread From Large Private Gatherings June 12, 2020
State Approves Whatcom County's Move to Phase 2 June 5, 2020
More American Seafoods Crew Test Positive June 4, 2020
Whatcom County Health Department updates its COVID-19 Data Dashboard June 3, 2020
Confirmed COVID-19 Case aboard Fishing Vessel in Whatcom County, MAY 29 May 29, 2020
Whatcom County Public Health Advisory Board Opens Application for COVID Business Support Task Force April 27, 2020
Whatcom County Health Director Recommends Summer Event Cancellations 
April 15, 2020
Bellingham Farmers Market to Open April 11 with Support from Whatcom County Health Department April 8, 2020
Rapid Testing for High Priority Populations Now Available from Whatcom County Health Department April 3, 2020
Two Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths in Whatcom County March 26, 2020
Whatcom Unified Command Supports Community Partnership in Response to Increased Need at Shuksan Healthcare Center March 25, 2020
Second COVID-19 Related Death; Three Residents at Skilled Nursing Facility Test Positive March 21, 2020
First Whatcom County Resident Dies From Coronavirus (COVID-19) March 19, 2020
March 18, 2020
Whatcom County Health Department Identifies Two New Cases of COVID-19
March 17, 2020
Third Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Whatcom County March 15, 2020
Second Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Whatcom County Resident March 13, 2020
Notice of Potential Public Exposure to COVID-19 March 13, 2020
Whatcom County Public Schools Closing to Slow Spread of COVID-19 March 13, 2020
Emergency Declaration and New Recommendations March 10, 2020
WCHD Announces First Case of COVID-19 in Whatcom County March 10, 2020
Daily Updates on COVID-19 Surveillance on WCHD website March 4, 2020
WCHD Recommending Personal Prevention, Not Closures March 2, 2020
COVID-19 Update Evolving WA Situation February 29, 2020
COVID-19 Risk Low, But Now is the Time to Prepare February 27, 2020

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