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COVID-19 testing site open daily at Skagit Valley College


YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK – A unified Skagit County command, staffs from Public Health, the Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Emergency Management, quickly organized robust public testing for the novel coronavirus at Skagit Valley College. It is open to all, through this week, at least.  – Photo by Ken Stern

The best things in life truly are free.

And better yet when they’re also pain-free.

That’s been the case at the COVID-19 testing drive-thru site at Skagit Valley College, where Sgt. Jeff Willard of the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office La Conner detachment is part of the team assembled to quickly and efficiently guide the public through coronavirus self-exam stations.

Located in the large parking area east of SVC’s McIntyre Hall, the site has drawn between 50 and 200 vehicles daily since opening in late April. The site is designed to handle much larger traffic volumes than that, sai...

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