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By John Cornelison on 1/14/2022 9:40 AM
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By John Cornelison on 1/2/2022 3:55 PM
COVID-19 Update from Vashon Emergency Operations Center & VashonBePrepared

In the past week, Vashon Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) recorded 60 new COVID-19 cases (out of 258 tests performed). Five additional positives came from testing Vashon High School (VHS) boys' varsity basketball team members. Those results put the count at over 65 cases for this week by the MRC (not including any tests received by Vashon residents at other testing facilities).

In a single week:

Vashon logged over 20% of all its cases recorded since the start of the pandemic, 94 weeks ago. Spiked to a case rate six times the CDC threshold for "high transmission." Reached a positive test rate twice that of Vashon's previous high rate in November 2020. Lost its status as the safest community in Puget Sound, from a spike equal to the case rate on the mainland. Testing at Vashon High School Vashon Island School District (VISD) has announced a 2.5 hour late start on Monday, January 3, to allow...

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