Communicable Disease Surveillance

We rely on healthcare providers, laboratories, and hospitals to report certain communicable diseases to us. Reporting communicable diseases helps protect our community and assists our efforts around disease prevention, surveillance, and outbreak response/investigation. Learn more about required notifiable conditions.

COVID-19 is a notifiable condition.

To report a positive over-the-counter COVID-19 test result, click here.

To learn what you should do if you test positive with an over-the-counter COVID-19 test, click here.

To access the San Juan County COVID-19 data dashboard, click here.

Monkeypox Virus (MPXV)

Get answers to your questions about Monkeypox virus (MPV): Call 1-833-829-HELP

People across Washington can now call 1-833-829-HELP for the latest information on Monkeypox virus (MPV). This call center is an expansion of DOH’s efforts to provide information to Washingtonians. Through an ongoing partnership with Washington 211, call takers will answer questions about MPV risk factors, vaccine information, testing and treatment from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday, and 6:00 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and observed state holidays. In addition to calling 1-833-829-HELP, callers can continue to dial 1-800-525-0127 and press # to be transferred to a Washington 211 specialist. Language assistance is available in 240 languages. Call takers will not be able to schedule vaccine appointments.

The best thing you can do to protect yourself against MPV is to know the risks and take precautions. Despite misinformation, we want to be clear that anyone who has close contact with a person with an infectious rash can get MPV; it is not exclusive to any community. MPV can also spread through touching objects, fabrics and surfaces that have been used by someone with MPV, and contact with respiratory droplets during prolonged face-to-face contact. If you have an unexplained rash, cover it, avoid skin-to-skin contact with others, and see a health care provider. They will determine what testing and treatment may be available.

If you’ve been exposed to someone with MPV, contact a health provider or call one of our public health nurses at 360-378-4474  to discuss whether you are eligible for vaccination. More information is available on the Washington State Department of Health MPV information page.

Additional resource: What You Need to Know About Monkeypox (MPV)

Tuberculosis (TB) Testing

We provide confidential tuberculosis testing and referrals to providers for follow-up care.

  1. Emily Mason

    Public Health Nurse, CD Lead

  2. Community Health Services

    Physical Address
    145 Rhone Street
    Friday Harbor, WA 98250

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 607
    Friday Harbor, WA 98250

    Phone: 360-378-4474
    Fax: 360-378-7036