Extension Of Governor’s Order To May 4
New Whatcom Unified Command Covid Donations Page
Modified Farmer’s Market To Re-open April 11
New Trail & Sidewalk Etiquette
Yes To Regular Vaccines Now
Grocery / Pharmacy Delivery
Looking For Garden Pots
Fl!p’s Pix For Music
Whatcom Arts Project
Rainy Day Band
JP Falcon Grady
Moving Body – Moving Image
John Prine Update
WHATCOM UNIFIED COMMAND RESPONSE TO EXTENSION OF GOVERNOR’S ORDER ‘STAY HOME, STAY HEALTHY’ ESSENTIAL TO PROTECT COMMUNITY
This evening Governor Jay Inslee extended his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order through May 4 in order to further slow the spread of COVID-19. Since the Governor announced his original order two weeks ago, Washington’s trend for infection is lower than other states, but still points to an expected 1000 deaths in this state.
Gov. Inslee said extending the order is not only justified, it is “morally necessary” in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. He said future action on the virus will be data-driven and science-based, as previous actions have been.
At Whatcom Unified Command, we agree. Our objectives are to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, provide for our community’s most vulnerable, maintain essential services and support first responders. We are also committed to mitigating the impact of this virus on our local economy.
Every single one of us can make a difference. The more people who maintain social distance for this next month, the more likely we are to stunt the growth of this new virus, ensure hospitals and healthcare facilities are ready, and get our businesses back to work. Staying home is the best choice you can make for your loved ones and our community.
For more information on community resources or the work of Whatcom Unified Command, please check WhatcomCOVID.com or the Whatcom Unified Command COVID-19 Facebook page. For more information on the Governor’s orders and plans to prepare the state for recovery, visit the Washington State COVID-19 website.
WHATCOM UNIFIED COMMAND COVID DONATIONS PAGE
This has a new donations tab, linked below, and lots more. It’s a trusted source.
WHATCOM UNIFIED COMMAND SITUATON REPORT
This one was from March 31. I haven’t been able to find more recent reports posted.
MODIFIED FARMER’S MARKET TO RE-OPEN APRIL 11
With really major modifications for safety.
NEW TRAIL & SIDEWALK ETIQUETTE
During our newish and extended Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, I have delighted in seeing more people on the trail. However, we are using old etiquette methods which no longer serve this time and must adapt. In order to be safe for ourselves and for others here are some new walking/riding/running guidelines: If you are walking side-by-side and are approaching other people that you need to pass, please position yourself in a single fashion line on the opposite side of the path or trail. If you are walking and come upon others that you want to talk to, by all means, please do! However, the new protocol is to stagger distance on the same side of the street, path or trail. By doing so, you’re keeping everyone in your group safe while allowing others to pass safely on the opposite side. And finally, if you are on a bike, would you please call out and give notice well in advance, especially for those walking together side by side at 6 feet apart? This will allow the group that is separated at width to rearrange and separate in a single file fashion. The reason this is important, even outside, is that breathing at exertion spreads more germs. Additionally, those that are prone to anxiety can feel increased fear when space is diminished. During this time, we can practice courteous, kind and simple modifications to ensure everyone’s well-being in body, mind and spirit. ~ Andrea Zikakis
YES TO REGULAR VACCINES NOW
Should your child receive their regular vaccines during this pandemic? Former Whatcom County Public Health Officer, Dr Frank James, says an emphatic Yes!
RECOMMENDATION FOR GROCERY / PHARMACY DELIVERY
I highly recommend Dawson Allan for his grocery / pharmacy delivery service. Dawson is the owner of Bulldog Landscaping Pros. His company is postponing current landscaping operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Under these stay-at-home conditions, Dawson is available to make grocery / pharmacy deliveries to the doorsteps of people who want to avoid going out to shop.
Contact Information: Dawson Allan, (425) 286-5181 (call or text); firstname.lastname@example.org (email).
I have been very happy with Dawson’s service shopping and delivering groceries for me. He is reliable, efficient, informed about best safety practices, and an excellent communicator. I also recommend Bulldog Landscaping Pros for excellent yard and garden care, when such work can resume. ~ Marilyn Stoops, Utter Street
LOOKING FOR GARDEN POTS
In need of:
21” x 11” garden flats
8” x 8” square pots
4” x 4” square pots
If you have any extras lying around we’d love to get them from you! Let us know and we’ll pick them up from where ever you set them out for us. ~ Harriet and Rob Holmgren, 2212 Victor Street, 360-303-6821 text
I just discovered I’m out of Manischewitz! Ooops… I’ve been slowly going through the same bottle for years, and I must have finished it last year. If you’re going to the store anyway, might you pick me up a bottle of Concord Grape? I use it once a year when I cook for Passover. (Check with me first to make sure I don’t get too many!) I have cash or PayPal. Thank you!!! Love/Fl!p 360-671-4511, 2518 Cherry Street
FL!P’S PIX FOR MUSIC
WHATCOM ARTS PROJECT
The Whatcom Arts Project, launched earlier this week, was created as a gift to the community during Washington State’s Stay Home – Stay Safe Order, from Bellingham and Whatcom County’s artists, musicians, actors, storytellers, dancers, filmmakers, performers, and arts supporters. Free, daily online content is available through this campaign to uplift, educate, and inspire during these difficult times, while we socially distance to slow the spread of COVID-19. https://www.bellingham.org/whatcom-arts-project/
RAINY DAY BAND
Linda Allen, Jim Zito, Laura Smith, and Guest Larry Hanks. A vintage concert was posted online yesterday. This was recorded live in 1980 on the day Mt St Helen’s erupted.
JP FALCON GRADY
From Blackfeet Nation, a local treasure. He’s streaming live Saturday April 4, 7 pm from his facebook page. You can go to his facebook page and scroll down to other streaming sessions. His has a virtual tip jar but he is also doing this as a contribution from his huge heart. Live From The Falcon Lair at Facebook.com/JPFalconGrady
MOVING BODY — MOVING IMAGE
Saturday April 4th (12-6 PM EST) Tickets are free. ScreenDance film festival focused on giving voice to social and social justice themes. The short we made in Bellingham a few years ago titled “Ellis won’t be dancing today” is a part of the additional program as the “Surprise Short.” https://www.movingbodymovingimage.com/ ~ Pam Kuntz
JOHN PRINE UPDATE
This is John’s 8th day in ICU . He is receiving excellent medical care and being treated with kindness and compassion by the entire team looking after him day and night. I cannot be with him which makes this nightmare all the more distressing for me.
As you know, John was put on a ventilator last Saturday. He still needs quite a bit of help with his breathing. Like many patients currently in ICU beds all around the world, John has pneumonia in both lungs. He has also developed some peripheral issues that are being treated with meds, including antibiotics.
He is very ill and yet I remain hopeful that he can continue to fight this devastating virus and come home where we can care for him.
I don’t have the words to adequately Thank You all for the outpouring of love and prayers that John and our family has received this last week. It means the world to us to have your love and support at this difficult time.
On behalf of me and our boys- Jody Jack and Tommy – please know that we are keeping you all in our hearts with a prayer that you stay safe and healthy. Please continue to send Love, Prayers and Positive Energy to John. He needs us now more than ever. John loves you and I love you too. ~ Fiona Prine, Thursday evening