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With amped up signage, visitors see social distancing message


April 29, 2020

ILLUMINATING THE MESSAGE – Illuminated, larger and for $1,200 a month, the Town of La Conner is committed to keeping its citizens safe. A dozen signs of the old fashioned type: yellow paper taped to highway barricade signs were placed on Morris and First Streets. Most useful were the white tape boxes on the sidewalks outside of takeout eateries. – Photo by Ken Stern

La Conner has gone digital to get the word out on social distancing.

The Town has placed a rented electronic reader-board at the roundabout entrance to La Conner that implores weekend visitors to ‘stay home, stay safe” and maintain six-foot distancing while here to help curb spread of COVID-19.

That’s not all.

The Town Public Works Department last week implemented two other measures which, like the digital reader-board, were advanced during recent talks with the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office designed to stem shoulder-to-shoulder congregating in La Conner.

Public Works crews lin...

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