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Skagit Public Health’s COVID-19 response

If the novel coronavirus pandemic is an attack against every person, potentially, Skagit Public Health is the defending force in Skagit County. The health department, led by Director Jennifer Johnson, and advised by Dr. Howard Leibrand, County Health Officer, become the frontline troops seeking to minimize infections and the severity of COVID-19 cases of the virus last March.

Gov. Jay Inslee issued his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order March 24, banning all gatherings and closing non-essential businesses as COVID-19 cases grew above 2,000 in Washington.

A Skagit County Unified Command was create...


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