All posts by Media Release

A Dozen COVID-19 Cases in Mason County Wednesday

Mason County Public Health reports a dozen (12) new cases of COVID-19 in the County Wednesday, April 21, 2021. One resident remains hospitalized with coronavirus. With 95 cases in the last 14 days, Mason County’s rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 has increased to 146. That’s up from Tuesday’s rate of 134.

Coast Guard Urges Paddle Craft Labeling this Spring

The Coast Guard and its agency partners urge the labeling of paddle craft and owner responsibility as spring arrives across the Pacific Northwest.

Reports of unmanned and adrift paddle craft continue to divert federal, state, and local response boat and air crews on hundreds of dangerous and costly searches that turn out to be false alarms. Since 2016, 13th Coast Guard District aircraft and vessels have launched on 746 individual cases of vessels reported adrift or capsized.

Continue reading… →

Three COVID-19 Cases in Mason County Tuesday

Mason County Public Health reported three new cases of COVID-19 in the County on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. One person remains hospitalized with coronavirus. With 87 cases in the last 14 days, Mason County’s rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 over two weeks is now 134, down from Monday’s rate of 135.

Burn Restrictions Now in Place

At 12:01 AM Tuesday, April 20, 2021, burn restrictions were put in place for Mason County. These “temporary county-wide outdoor burn restrictions” are in effect until further notice.

Continue reading… →

19 COVID-19 Cases in Mason County Monday

Mason County Public Health reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 in the County on Monday, April 19, 2021. This report covers the weekend. Still one person remains hospitalized with coronavirus. Mason County’s rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 over two weeks is now 135, that’s up from Friday’s rate of 120. According to https://www.co.mason.wa.us/COVID-19/index.php, there have been 88 cases in the last 14 days.

Resurfacing of North Shore Road Begins in May

Travelers who use the North Shore Road (State Route 300) between SR 3 and Belfair State Park will need to plan for extra travel time this spring.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will remove and replace three miles of worn asphalt on both directions of the roadway beginning Monday, May 3. If the weather cooperates, paving will be completed by early June.

Continue reading… →

Roads Closed for Wildlife to Open May 1

On Saturday, May 1, 2021 gates on the south part of the forest, including on the 2451 road in the North Fork Skokomish River watershed; on the 2354, 2353, and 2361 roads in the South Fork Skokomish River watershed; and on the 2294 (two gates) and 2270 roads in the Wynoochee River watershed will open. 

Continue reading… →

A Dozen COVID-19 Cases in Mason County Friday

Mason County Public Health reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 in the County on Friday, April 16, 2021. Still one resident remains hospitalized outside Mason County. With 77 cases in the last 14 days, Mason County’s rate of new cases per 100,000 over two weeks is now 118, down from Thursday’s rate of 120.