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Reflections on a year

View from the front lines —

March provides the first of several heavy anniversaries for Skagit County. On March 10, 2020, the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Skagit County. On March 13, Gov. Jay Inslee closed schools in order to protect students, staff and the community at large from COVID-19 spread. On March 17, Skagit County first became aware of the Skagit Valley Chorale outbreak, which would lead to the loss of two Skagitonians – some of the first known casualties from COVID-19 in Washington state. On March 23, the first “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order began.

Since then, we have learned a lot. The scienc...


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