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By Ken Stern 

County COVID-19 cases growing exponentially


November 25, 2020

GETTING TESTED FOR COVID-19 – Monday at 10:30 a.m. the wait was four hours to get tested for the coronavirus at Skagit County Public Health free test site at the County fairgrounds. There were about 80 cars waiting in 12 “ferry lanes” said site manager Julie de Losada. Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday 12-7 p.m. Location: South Gate Entrance, 501 Taylor Street, Mount Vernon, 98273. –Photo by Ken Stern

“It is very high risk right now in Skagit County and all around the country and not safe to gather outside your household,” Polly Dubbel, Skagit Public Health communicable disease and environmental health manager told the Weekly News Tuesday afternoon. She asks that people only travel locally for essential tasks, such as school and work. “Aside from that enjoy the company of your own household.,” she cautions.

The coronavirus continues its rapid spread among Skagit County residents across the board, Dubbel said, with the highest impact in age groups adults age 20 to 39. COVID-19 ca...

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