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San Juan Islands Travel Advisory

June 2, 2020 (afternoon revision)

Based on our Governor’s “Safe Start” phased re-opening plan, the San Juan County tourism industry is open to welcome visitors. We encourage you to contact lodgings and tour operators on our website about reservations; they would love to hear from you.

We are currently in Phase 2 of "Safe Start." Our Phase 2 reopening, allows lodgings to reopen for travelers at 50% capacity. The details of this reopening will be explained further by our County Health Officer order, in the next day or two. As soon as it is posted it may be found on the San Juan County COVID-19 page along with other COVID-related information, HERE.

Face Covering Health Order
In Phase 2, the wearing of face coverings is mandatory inside businesses, and when a 6-foot social distance may not be maintained outdoors. Find face-covering FAQs, HERE.

Local Business Updates During Coronavirus:

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce - Essential & Phase 2 business updates

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce - Restaurant & general updates

Lopez Chamber of Commerce - Restaurant & business updates

In Phase 2, outdoor activities for parties of up to four are encouraged. The Governor supports Washingtonians getting outdoors but requests folks follow social distancing guidelines and stay close to home while recreating. State Parks, including state park docks and mooring buoys, are currently open for day-use only to San Juan County residents on the ferry-served islands (Lopez, Orcas, San Juan, and Shaw Islands). Camping is currently not allowed at county or state parks on the ferry-served islands but will reopen at 50% capacity at state park campgrounds on the ferry-served islands June 8, if not sooner.

Camping and staying overnight on docks and mooring buoys at state parks on non-ferry-served islands is allowed. Out of county boaters are requested to provision at their home ports and limit coming ashore on the ferry-served islands.

Overnight moorage will reopen at 50% capacity at marinas on the four ferry-served islands this week.

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.

The Visitors Bureau is encouraging careful travel to the San Juan Islands with safety precautions in place. You can support businesses by buying gift cards or certificates for future travel or purchase of island-made items, visit our San Juan Islands Strong 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.

San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau Staff and Board


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