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    The authority to administer tests by unlicensed individuals in any setting, including schools, ended when the National Public Health Emergency came to an end on May 11, 2023.  We have rapid tests available if needed for home testing.  Please contact nurse Monica or the front office. Remember outdated tests are considered valid as long as the ‘control line’ (which is the C line) is visible on your test. If it doesn’t show, then another test must be used.


    ****YES!  Family households can order up to 10 FREE tests ends 5/11/23 at Say Yes! COVID Test     

    Please Note change to Say Yes:  

    While this program comes to an end May 11, many communities in Washington are still eligible to receive five at-home COVID-19 test kits for free. 
    Federally supplied free at-home tests remain available to order for all while supplies last. Insurers are still required to cover the cost of eight at-home tests per covered member per month until the end of the federal public health emergency on May 11.  See the Skagit Health Alert links below for other resources for free test kits!!

    Skagit Health Alert: Federal Public Health Emergency Expiration - Guidance to Changes

    May 10, 2023

    Please review important updates from Skagit County Public Health. 

    NOTE:  Our 24 our Communicable Disease phone number is 360-770-8852.

    Updates at the closure of the Federal Public Health Emergency

    • CDC has created a Guide to Changes at the Expiration of the Public Health Emergency.  
    • CDC will discontinue reporting COVID-19 Community Levels and Community Transmission Levels on their COVID-19 and Your Health website.  CDC guidance will move to focus on COVID-19 hospitalization trends. 
    • CDC has updated COVID-19 guidance for healthcare facilities  to remove reference to Community Transmission Level and focus on hospitalization rates for transmission and risk based recommendations.
    • Washington State Department of Health will continue to update the COVID-19 Data Dashboard and Skagit County Public Health will continue to update our weekly COVID-19 Trends on our COVID-19 webpage.  We encourage healthcare providers to monitor these sites for helpful insight into disease trends.
    • NIH has updated COVID-19 Therapy Guidance for Non-Hospitalized Patients and for Hospitalized Patients.  Please review the updated guidance to ensure you follow the most current therapy recommendations.
    • Washington State Department of Labor and Industries guidance covers workplace protections required and recommended for COVID-19 prevention.
    • COVID-19 rapid antigen tests will be available to schools and districts through the 2023/24 school year.
    • The state SayYesCOVIDTest public test ordering portal will close on May 11.
    • The USPO COVID.gov test ordering portal will remain open while testing supplies last.
    • Skagit County Public Health and Tribal Public Health will have access to rapid antigen test kits while supplies last. Community partners or community members can request tests from our office by calling 360-416-1500.
    • The WANotify App will close on May 11. 
    • People with COVID-19 who need support to isolate at home can continue to use the Care Connect Washington Program.   
    • Skagit County Public Health will continue to offer no cost COVID-19 vaccines to all 6 months and older through early fall of 2023.  We expect in October 2023 that COVID-19 vaccines will move to the commercial market and be accessed similar to the annual flu vaccine.  Public Health and other Childhood Vaccine Providers will still  be able to offer COVID-19 vaccines to all 18 years and younger.  The federal government plans to support no cost COVID-19 vaccine through the end of 2023 to UNINSURED adults, even after vaccines go commercial. 
    • Skagit County Public Health will continue to offer bilingual technical and public assistance with guidance questions, outbreak response, access to vaccine appointments, and access to rapid antigen test kits.  Please call 360-416-1500 or visit  www.skagitcounty.net/coronavirus


    • Students, staff, and families seeking COVID-19 testing may contact their schools. Our school health services offices located in each of the Elementary and Middle School have access to at-home COVID tests that can be provided to staff, students and parents for administration at home. 

    Staying Up To Date on Vaccinations needle

    Staying up to date on routine vaccinations is essential to prevent illness from many different infections. Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to help safely develop immunity to disease. For COVID-19, staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations is the leading public health strategy to prevent severe disease. Not only does it provide individual-level protection, but high vaccination coverage reduces the burden of COVID-19 on people, schools, healthcare systems, communities, and individuals who are not vaccinated or may not develop a strong immune response from the vaccines. 


     **use the Vaccine Locator to find other providers who have availabilty, including local health clinics and pharmacies.  

    • If testing at home and you receive a positive test result, please call the state’s COVID-19 Hotline at 1–800–525–0127 or the Skagit County Public Health office at (360) 416-1500.
    • If you have tested positive for COVID-19, are symptomatic, or have recently been exposed, please refer to the CDC's Isolation and Quarantine Guidance found here: https://bit.ly/3JQLIwF.




    **Please visit the website for up-to-date closures:  VISIT WEBSITE HERE


    Agency Hours Address Phone Number Notes

    Island Walk-in Clinic M Avenue

    Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
    Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    2511 M Avenue, Suite B
    Anacortes, WA 98221
    (360) 293-3101

    RT-PCR test. No appointment required. Not accepting asymptomatic patients at this time. No referral required. Patients must be seen by a provider for testing. Travel testing not available.

    Walgreens Anacortes Varies. 909 17th St
    Anacortes, WA 98221
    (360) 299-2816 Antigen test. Appointment required. Ages 3+. Schedule appointment online. No fee.
    Walgreens Burlington Varies. 623 S Burlington Blvd
    Burlington, WA 98233
    (360) 707-2741 Antigen test. Appointment required. Ages 3+. Schedule appointment online. No fee.
    SeaMar Concrete Monday, Wednesday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
    7438 South D Ave
    Concrete, WA 98237
    (360) 853-8183 RT-PCR and Antigen test. Appointment required. Not accepting asymptomatic patients at this time. Call to schedule appointment. Fees for testing.
    Mount Vernon
    Skagit Regional Health Urgent Care - Kincaid Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
    Weekends and Holidays: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    1400 East Kincaid Street
    Mount Vernon, WA 98274
    (360) 428-2500 RT-PCR test. No appointment required. Not accepting asymptomatic patients at this time.
    Skagit Regional Health Urgent Care - Riverbend Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
    Weekends and Holidays: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    2320 Freeway Drive
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    (360) 814-6850 RT-PCR test. No appointment required; walk-ins only. Not accepting asymptomatic patients at this time. Billed as a regular doctor's visit.
    Family Care Network Urgent Care Monday - Friday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
    Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    205 Stewart Rd., Suite 104
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    (360) 395-2938 RT-PCR test. No appointment required. Call in advance if symptomatic. Billed as a regular doctor's visit.
    Rite Aid Mount Vernon Varies. 412 East College Way
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    (360) 424-7958

    RT-PCR test. Appointment required. Ages 4+. Schedule appointment online. No fee.

    At-home and mail-in tests available.

    Schaffner Pharmacy Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm 1990 Hospital Drive Suite 120
    Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
    (360) 853-2003 Antigen test. Appointment required. Cost: $49. Schedule appointment online.

    Rapid-PCR test. $250. Check with your insurance provider about coverage. Can be used for pre-travel. Appointment required.
    Walgreens Sedro-Woolley Varies. 320 Harrison St
    Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
    (360) 855-0735 Antigen test. Appointment required. Ages 3+. Schedule appointment online. No fee.

    To see daily updated testing sites and County information please visit:  https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/HealthDiseases/coronavirusTESTsites.htm

    FIND A TESTING SITE NEAR YOU:    https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/TestingforCOVID19