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San Juan Islands Travel Advisory

HIGH FIRE RISK! Due to high extreme temperatures combined with low precipitation San Juan County's Burn Risk is HIGH. 

Through September 30th: Washington State Department of Natural Resources bans outdoor burning, campfires, the use of charcoal briquettes, and prescribed burns. This includes Washington State Parks. 

NOTE: Personal fireworks are illegal in San Juan County. Please protect our Islands from wildfires!  

July 23, 2021

**The Canadian border is scheduled to reopen to American citizens on August 9, 2021.  Requirements for entering Canada can be found HERE. 

Our Governor suggests visitors follow CDC travel guidelines while in Washington State. Good news: on June 30 the state opened up with most restrictions lifted. Our public lands, scenic vistas, and quiet surroundings remain open and as beautiful as ever. To help you make informed decisions about traveling, we encourage you to contact lodgings on our website about reservations. 

Beginning June 30, Face Covering Health Order

Masks will continue to be required inside ferry terminals and in the ferry passenger cabin. On ferry decks and other outdoor areas masks will not be required. Masks will still be required inside group facilities such as nursing homes, hospitals, fraternities, etc. Unvaccinated individuals will be required to mask up when indoors outside their homes. Note that businesses are not required to actively investigate customer vaccine status. 

Masks are not required outdoors, other than for unvaccinated individuals who are unable to maintain six feet of social distance.

There are distinct rules for businesses and their employees that are set by Washington State Labor & Industries, full details are here. The main requirements are that unvaccinated employees are required to mask up and businesses are required to document the vaccination status of their staff. Businesses should carefully review the WA L&I guidance for full details.

Our goal is to protect community residents, workers, and guests in San Juan County. Please partner with us to take the necessary precautions for all of us to stay safe by following public health guidelines. 

Know Before You Go; Local Business and Restaurant Updates During Coronavirus

Check the following Chamber resource pages to see current hours, operations, and updates from local restaurants, wineries, accommodations, shops, and activities:

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce - Business updates

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce - Restaurant & general updates

Lopez Chamber of Commerce - Restaurant & business updates

Find Governor's Latest Guidance for Business Re-openings, HERE.

Find the latest Washington State COVID-19 health guidance, statistics and resources, HERE.

County Resources

Please find additional guidelines, case count, latest Health Officer Order, and local information about COVID-19 on the San Juan County website, HERE.

County Business Resources for Reopening, HERE.

You can support businesses by buying gift cards or certificates for future travel or purchase of island-made items, visit our Gift Guide webpage, HERE.

We will continue to monitor the situation as we work together with town and county officials to protect the people and places we love.

We wish everyone health and wellness,

The San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau Staff and Board

Contact Us:
1-888-468-3701 | (360) 378-9551
P.O. Box 1330, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250
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