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The COVID-19 relief package includes more than $122 billion for K-12 education across the nation.
Here’s a list of what many of Whidbey’s favorite events are doing this year.
Gov. Jay Inslee’s reopening plan will allow businesses to operate at 50% capacity starting March 22.
Gov. Inslee made the group immediately eligible along with those already in Phase 1B1 of the state’s vaccination program.
Students in grades 6-8 will return to campus on March 8 in the afternoons for two days a week.
They are the first high school students on Whidbey to be allowed back inside.
The local increase in suicidal ideation among young people is particularly concerning.
First and third graders will return to school Feb. 22 and others will be phased back in March.
U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen sent the White House a letter complaining about the lack of of local supply.
“I do think we have a long road ahead of us,” said a regional economist.
Instead of 200 doses that were expected last week, Island Drug received 2,000.
The number of vaccinated people in Island County is slightly less than the state average.
Island County officials are not happy Whidbey is stuck in Phase 1 of the state’s reopening plan.
Three people at Olympic View Elementary test positive for virus
The city’s single most expensive purchase was a modular building for engineering staff.
School sports may be starting this month for Island County athletes if COVID-19 conditions are met.
People are frustrated that Island County is still in Phase 1 while other counties moved to Phase 2.
Superintendent Jo Moccia made the call Monday not to allow the return of first graders on Feb. 8.
WhidbeyHealth canceled 12,000 vaccine appointments this past week.
Three bills designed to keep essential functions of the state running during the COVID-19 pandemic and future emergencies passed unanimously on Jan. 22 in the… Continue reading